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Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Positions

  • Sage Neuroscience Center: Mindfulness program for adults, adolescents and professionals offering individual psychotherapy, group therapy and staff trainings, Albuquerque, New Mexico (11/2011— 5/2013)

  • Cross Country Education: National speaker offering mindfulness seminars for clinical application in psychotherapy presented in over 100 U.S. cities (6/2005-7/2010)

  • Private Practice:  Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy with adults and adolescents, specializing in mood disorders, pain management, eating issues,  impulse control disorders, trauma, anxiety disorders, stress reduction (10/98 —present)

  • Discovery Counseling Center: Individual and group alcohol/drug counseling, Louisville, CO (8/2003 — 4/2006)

  • Denver Cares: Teaching mindfulness-based elective class to addiction counselor trainees, Denver, CO (9/2004 —10/2006)

  • Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment:  Individual mindfulness-based addiction counseling, San Francisco, CA (10/2001— 7/2003)

Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Clinical Experience

  • Metta Counseling Center:  Mindfulness classes for clients and staff, Tucson, AZ (2020).

  • Healthy Families Counseling Center, continuing education workshops for staff counselors, (2013-2017).

  • Youth Shelter and Family Services, Introduction to the Unified Mindfulness System, In service training, Santa Fe, NM (2/2016).

  • Southwestern Women's Options, In service training, Introduction to the Unified Mindfulness System, (July 2016)

  • Vessel Health:  Office of Harvey White, M.D, cardiologist, "Calming the Anxious Mind:  An Introduction to the Unified Mindfulness System" ( January, 2013)

  • Boulder Valley School District: Mindfulness meditation for high school teachers, research project,  Boulder, CO (2/2010 — 4/2010)

  • JFK University: continuing education seminar, Pleasant Hill, CA (10/2009)

  • University of Colorado at Boulder:  Inservice Training (6/2010)

  • Boulder Community Hospital Center for Integrative Therapies: In-service training, Boulder, CO (8/2009)

  • Evergreen Orthopedics:  Mindfulness-based pain management in the office of Basel Al-Aswad, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Chicago, IL, (1/2006-1/2007)

  • Sierra Tucson Rehabilitation Center: Trauma, eating disorders, addiction, pain management, continuing education seminar for counselors, Tucson, AZ, (11/2008)

  • Denver Health Addiction Counselor Training Instructor: (9/2004 — 10/2008)

  • Bethesda Naval Medical Center: Grand Rounds, Bethesda, MD (11/2007)

  • Blue Ridge Community and Technical College: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation for public, students and staff, Martinsburg, W. VA (11/2007)

  • Little Company of Mary Hospital: In-service for nurses, Chicago, IL (2/2006)

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center: School of Nursing, continuing education (2/2005 — 9/2009)

  • Naropa University, Wilderness Therapy Seminars: ( 10/2007 and 10/2008) Addiction Class, (1/2005 — 3/2005)

  • Metro State College: Meditation presentations for the classes of Scott DeMuro, Ph.D. Denver, CO  (5/2005, 5/2006, 5/2007)

  • Toronto Psychotherapist Guild: Continuing education seminar, Toronto, Canada (10/2005)

  • Craig Hospital for Spinal Cord Injuries: In-service training, Denver, CO  (9/2005)

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCI, Englewood: in-service training for counselors, Englewood, CO (3/2006)

  • Western Colorado Area Health Education Center:Winter School two-day seminars for addiction professionals, Grand Junction, CO (2/2005-2/2007)

  • Longmont United Hospital: Public classes and presentations, (3/2000 — 5/2009)

  • University of New Mexico: Introductory meditation class for continuing education,  Albuquerque, NM (1990), Continuing education seminar for mental health professionals (2/2013)         



  • MA, Clinical Psychology: Regis University, Denver, CO (8/2000)

  • BA, Psychology: State University of New York, College At Buffalo,

  • Buffalo, NY (12/74)


  • LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor (AZ)

  • LISAC: Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (AZ)

  • LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (NM)

  • LADAC, Licensed Alcohol/Drug Counselor (NM)


  • Boulder Veterans Center: Boulder, Colorado(9/1998 — 12/1999)

  • Access Counseling Center: Boulder, Colorado (12/1999 — 12/2000)

Specialized Training

  • Gestalt Institute of the Rockies: Gestalt Therapy Training, Denver, CO (2000-2002)

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Training:  VA Hospital, Denver, CO (1999-2000)

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Training with Antonio Wood, M.D., Boulder, CO (1997-1998)

  • Mindfulness Training: Approximately 35,000 training hours of intensive study and practice; certified to teach the Basic Mindfulness System developed by Shinzen Young

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy Training:  Denver, CO (7/2008)

  • Denver Cares: Alcohol/Drug Counselor Training, Denver, CO (2003-2005)

  • Internal Family Systems Training:  Vermont Center for Psychotherapy and Yoga, Burlington, VT (7/2011).



  • When Therapy Doesn't Work: A Mindfulness Guide to Emotional Repair (2024)

  • “The Mind of Meditation”,  Meditation Magazine, (1990)

  • Benny the Bunny Finds the Happy Place:  A Mindfulness Journey for Children and Adults, (2009)

  •  Mindfulness meditation articles (diabetes section)


  • Collaboration with the SEMA Lab at the University of Arizona (2021, Tucson, AZ) working on preliminary addiction research with Dr. Jay Sanguinetti (neuroscience researcher) and Shinzen Young, (neuroscience consultant)

  • Collaboration with Neuro-X Lab at the Medical University of South Carolina:  Implementing my Release and Empowerment addiction protocol in combination with the mindfulness enhancing device, “Zendo,” testing its effects on alcohol abuse. 

  • OCD Pilot Study (2018, Albuquerque, NM) using the Unified Mindfulness Desensitization pro-tocol : Eleven patients were assessed at each session using the OCI-R (Foa et al, , 2002). Due to the widely varying number of sessions (range = 5-21 sessions), scores from the first session and the final session for each participant were examined in a repeated measures ANOVA. OCI-R scores reduced significantly from the start to the end of the intervention (F(1,10)=36.4, p<.001) with a large effect size (η2 = .78). Following the intervention, patients on average had scores that were 35% of their starting score. Means (and standard deviations) for OCI-Scores are pre-sented in the table below.

  • Descriptive Statistics REFERENCE Foa EB, Huppert JD, Leiberg S, Langner R, Kichic R, Hajcak G, Salkovskis PM. The Obsessive Compulsive Inventory: development and validation of a short version. Psychol Assess. 2002 Dec;14(4):485-96. PMID: 12501574.

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