I have been fascinated with the field of psychology ever since the summer of 2000 when I worked as a mental health technician at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in southeast Tennessee. During that summer, I witnessed the entire spectrum of mental illnesses and was profoundly moved by the courage and perseverance of the individuals I worked with, who were struggling to heal from their conditions. I was also intrigued to see how rudimentary the treatment methods were, as the patients received minimal talk therapy and were given mass amounts of psychiatric medications. It was then that I realized how much room there was to improve the quality of psychological treatment. I have spent the last 18 years honing my craft as a psychotherapist, in order to provide my clients with the very best opportunities to overcome and move through their psychological barriers, preferably without the use of Western pharmaceutical medications.
After completing my undergraduate studies at University of Arizona, I decided to attend Naropa University for graduate school to pursue my deep-seated interest in the synthesis of Eastern religions and Western psychotherapy. I received a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and went on to integrate many of the holistic therapies I learned at Naropa into my practice as a psychotherapist. In the following years I attained my license as a professional counselor (LPC) and my certification as an addictions specialist (ACC). I have worked as a therapist in many different contexts within the field of public mental health, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient treatment centers, community outreach organizations, and mobile crisis programs.
Over the past 4 years, I have been in private practice at Wholeness Center in Fort Collins, CO, where my long-time goal of becoming a psychedelic therapist has reached fruition. I am a trained ketamine- assisted psychotherapist (Ketamine Training Center, 2018) and I use oral, intramuscular (IM), and intravenous (IV) ketamine off label to help people heal from treatment-resistant depression and PTSD, among other conditions. I am a cofounder and lead faculty at the Psychedelic Research and Training Center (PRATI), where I help run multiple trainings in KAP each year for clinicians across the country. I am also a MAPS-trained MDMA-assisted psychotherapist. Most recently, I have joined the MindMed research team as it plans to study the effects of LSD on anxiety. I have found great potential for expanded states of consciousness to bring about healing and wholeness and it is one of my great passions to share this unique form of healing with the world.
Below you will find options for scheduling with this provider. Please note only one meet and greet per FAMILY. If you are an established patient at Wholeness DO NOT schedule a meet and greet visit. Please schedule the appropriate visit with your provider or call 970-221-1106 for more assistance. Patients must call to schedule ketamine services.