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My Foundation

Education, License, Certifications & Experience

Hakomi Institute Training

Hakomi Therapy

Level 1: 2022 - 2023

Level 2: 2023 - current

I am currently training with the Hakomi Institute in Colorado.  I have completed a year-long Level 1 course, and now engaged in Level 2  to advance my learning.  Hakomi is a therapy approach rooted in mindfulness and somatic approaches.   For more information:

Skylight Psychedelics

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy


February 2023

I completed a certification course with Skylight Psychedelics for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP).  I am able to refer clients to Skylight Psychedelics for sublingual ketamine to be used only in conjunction with KAP (preparation, dosage sessions, and integration).  For more information:

Polaris Insight Training

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Jan - March 2023

I expanded on my work with non-ordinary states of consciousness with a 5-module (1 introduction & 4 intermediate courses) Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy training through Polaris Insight Center.  I am learned the practice of KAP, including diverse dosing strategies, in order to craft intervention strategies at both the psycholytic (trance, self-reflective) and psychedelic (transformational/transpersonal) levels of experience. For more information:  

PsyPact Commission - APIT

Jan 2023

Though the PsyPact Commission, I hold a certification that authorizes the practice of interjurisdictional telepsychology (APIT) outside of Colorado.  For a list of current PSYPACT participating states, please visit the PSYPACT website at:

MAPS Training

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy


I trained with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to work with non-ordinary states of consciousness.  I learned how to prepare people for the experience, set intentions, develop skills, and integrate what was learned into their lives.  For more information:

IIEFFT Certifications 

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy

Advanced Therapist

Supervisor & Trainer

Caregiver Workshop Facilitator

2016 - 2020

I trained in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) in 2016 with the co-developer, Dr. Adele Lafrance. I became certified as an Advanced Therapist while also joining the board of the International Institute of EFFT (IIEFFT). I went on to become a certified Supervisor and Trainer. I have been supporting parents/caregivers, individual clinicians and a large hospital organization for over 5 years in using this approach.  

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Eating Recovery Center & Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center

2010 - current

I have worked for this national behavioral health hospital for over 14 years as a Therapist, Clinical Director and now the National Director of Psychotherapy.  I specialized in working with children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders, anxiety disorders (including OCD), depressive disorders, trauma-related disorders, and ADHD.  I was instrumental in the development of the family empowerment approach, using both Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and FBT (Family-Based Treatment).  

For more information:  https://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com

State of Colorado

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


The Children's Hospital of Colorado

2006 - 2009

George Washington University

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

2003 - 2006 

I became a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Colorado after completing my Doctorate in Psychology, all required licensing experience and supervision hours, and the EPPP licensing exam. 

I trained at the Children's Hospital of Colorado as a practicum student, Pre-Doctoral Intern, and Post-Doctoral Fellow.  I worked in inpatient, day treatment and outpatient programs working with the Eating Disorders Unit, Anxiety Clinics, and ADHD programs.  

I completed a doctorate in psychology (PsyD) at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Throughout this program, I completed practicums at an associated outpatient clinic, Head Start program, and local juvenile justice center.  

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