Education, License, Certifications & Experience
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: https://skylightpsychedelics.com/
Polaris Insight Training
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: https://polarisinsight.com/polaris-training/
PsyPact Commission - APIT
Though the PsyPact Commission, I hold a certification that authorizes the practice of interjurisdictional telepsychology (APIT). For a list of current PSYPACT participating states, please visit the PSYPACT website at: https://www.psypact.org/psypactmap
Hakomi Institute Training
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: https://hakomiinstitute.com/about/hakomi-mindful-somatic-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: https://maps.org/2016/01/29/mdma-therapy-training-program/
Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
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.
Eating Recovery Center & Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center
2010 - current
I have worked for this national behavioral health hospital for over 13 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).
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.