As a contemplative psychotherapist I see the inherent goodness and wakefulness in every aspect of being alive. I help my clients explore how they can honor and even find wisdom in those parts of themselves they might rather not see. With curiosity, gentleness, and a fierce desire for understanding, psychotherapy can help us learn how to become more fully awake, compassionate, and in line with our life’s purpose.
Licensing and Credentials
PhD, Columbia University
MSW, University of Chicago
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado, CSW.09928204
Somatic Experiencing, Intermediate Practitioner
MAPS sub-investigator/co-therapist for MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy
Psychedelic Research and Training Institute (PRATI)
I have had a long time interest in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy beginning with research I conducted on ayahuasca and spiritual crises. I am currently a sub-investigator on the MAPS-sponsored clinical trial for MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD in Boulder, CO. I am also Faculty Co-Director for Psychedelic Studies at Naropa University.
I am currently offering ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Having completed training and supervision with MAPS I will be authorized to provide MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy post FDA approval in 2023. Please note that MDMA and psilocybin are not yet legal outside of study contexts and I do not offer underground psychedelic therapy with scheduled substances.
See here for my research on ayahuasca and psychotherapy.
In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I have a PhD in Medical Anthropology from Columbia University and have been conducting ethnographic research in the Tibetan diaspora on Buddhist psychology and resilience since 2007. My book, “Spacious Minds: Trauma and Resilience in Tibetan Buddhism” with Cornell University Press may be ordered here.
Research articles may be viewed here.