My personal practice began in 1997 with two years of intensive mindfulness training. In 1999 I moved from Chicago to the deserts and mountains of the Southwest where I studied Ecology, earned an M.A. in Transpersonal Studies, and a Ph.D. in Psychology.
In the past I have worked in a variety of mental health settings, from facilitating group process with inpatients suffering with poly-substance abuse and major mental illness, to group therapy in juvenile detention centers, to wilderness therapy for teenagers and adults. My current therapeutic approach is effective for clients suffering with problems (and opportunities) of attention, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and relationships, childhood development, life transitions, death transitions, and transpersonal development.
In addition to working therapeutically, I lecture, facilitate workshops and retreats, and have published internationally on the subjects of Ecopsychology, Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Psychology of Meditation. I help coordinate projects and programs with various institutions and universities at the front of compassion and altruism research and have worked in partnership with the Korean Institute of Zen Psychotherapy. I have offices in Telluride and Ridgway, Colorado.