Chronic Pain Self-Rehabilitation Specialist, Suicide Grief Counselor & Educator, Registered Psychotherapist
After a successful career as a scientist and award-winning writer, I decided to commit myself full-time to my parallel career as a health care professional. In addition to a master’s degree in Earth Science, I earned my second master’s in Adult Education & Training from Colorado State University, with special interests in self-directed learning, transformational processes, counseling, positive psychology, and contemplative practice.
I have undergone professional training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Strengths-Based Coaching, Contemplative Group & Retreat Leadership, and Pain Management. For two years I worked at Longmont United Hospital before returning to private practice.
Today I specialize in two unique areas, based on deep personal suffering: (1) training clients how to free themselves, as I have, from the stranglehold of chronic pain; and (2) creating a compassionate, stigma-free space for people who, like me, have lost a loved one to suicide; offering counsel and companionship on the long, painful journey of grief.
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