I think my greatest attribute as a doctor of clinical psychology, a Buddhist minister, and spiritual advisor is my authenticity. I cultivate authenticity and emotional balance through the practice of mindfulness - being rooted in the present moment non-judgmentally. Because I am focused on the present moment, I spent less time disconnecting with stressful, internal stories about the future, nor do I tell myself so many internal horror stories about the past.
I specialize in helping individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), bipolar depression (BD) and major depressive disorder (MDD), and poly substance dependence.
Because Buddhist psychology is at the foundation of all modern mindfulness based cognitive therapies, I am particularly effective at helping people learn to work with their thoughts and emotions. In fact, Buddhist meditative techniques are far more sophisticated and advanced than the techniques found in modern mindfulness based cognitive therapies. With over 15,000 hours of experience I am among the most experienced and effective spiritual counselors in Denver. I am also adept at helping those that just feel "stuck" or dissatisfied with life. This so called "personal growth" work is also a strength of mine.
After 25 years as a Buddhist practitioner and lay teacher, in 2019 I became a Vajrayana Buddhist minister. I believe that spiritual counseling is a sacred activity. It is forged in trust, compassion, kindness, and rapport. Typically a client comes to advisement feeling vulnerable; unsure of the environment and unsure of me. It is my job to create a safe, authentic, and confidential space for the client. I allow the client to unfold on their terms, and at their pace. While I do ask a client for permission to “coach" or "push” when I feel it is necessary, the client can always expect safety, respect, confidentiality, and positive regard.
Because Buddhism has no dogma or doctrines, I have welcomed and effectively worked with thousands of people from many of the world's religions. Buddhist psychology also has much to offer those who identify as agnostic or atheistic. If you are suffering, please don't wait another minute. Reach out today!