About me

I have been in practice in Boulder as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. After finishing my MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University, I have worked in a variety of settings, and have a wide range of experience with different mental and physical health issues. I completed a doctorate in clinical psychology in 2009 at the University of the Rockies with a focus on the development of mindfulness based psychotherapies. Most recently I managed a large integrated medical clinic, and served as lead therapist and trainer for a new modality called Pain Reprocessing Therapy. This approach had excellent results for chronic low back pain in a recent randomized controlled trial (Ashar YK, Gordon A, Schubiner H, et al. Effect of Pain Reprocessing Therapy vs Placebo and Usual Care for Patients With Chronic Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry).

I am especially interested in mind/body issues, couple’s psychotherapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy, and am interested in how close attention to body, mind, language and each other leads to an enhanced sense of connection and aliveness.