I am committed to modeling and teaching skills that help individuals and organizations thrive. Through playful, creative and disciplined engagement, I work to clarify core values and orienting principles, identify obstacles that have interfered with consistent alignment with these values, and draw out new behaviors that ultimately demonstrate the fulfillment and vitality of the individual, family or group I am working with.
I am a trainer, supervisor and practitioner of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a powerful science of human behavior rooted in mindfulness, values clarity and the creative power of human language. I also draw deeply on my twenty-year study and practice of Buddhist psychology, philosophy and meditation, integrating twenty-first-century neuro- and behavioral science with ancient wisdom cultivated by millennia of empirical analyses. With a dash of psychodrama and improvisational theater, I bring together a creative and dynamic set of techniques to inform a theoretically consistent approach to optimizing human performance.
I currently work in private practice as a psychotherapist, trainer, coach and supervisor. My work in management as Clinical Director at Living Well, and as a volunteer on the Board of Trustees at Naropa University and as President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, has afforded me great experience applying the art and science of liberation into organizational contexts. I received my MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University, and my BA in Religious Studies at Brown University. Work with me is playful, collaborative, scientifically validated and geared for pragmatic results.