CV

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

2006 – Present Psychotherapist Founder, Center for Expansive Living, Inc. – Louisville, CO
Private practice serving adolescents, families, couples, individuals and groups.

2008 – Present      White Rose Retreats Affiliate of Center for Expansive Living, Inc. – Louisville, CO
Creator and facilitator of spiritual retreats for women and individualized groups.

2005 – 2006          Therapist Intern Mental Health Center of Boulder & Broomfield Counties – Longmont, CO
Full responsibilities on child, adolescent and family team included:  intakes; sessions with individuals, couples, groups; treatment plans; charting; consultation; supervision; staff meetings; case conferences; participation in other workshops and trainings.

2005 – 2006          Group Leader Mental Health Center of Boulder & Broomfield Counties – Longmont, CO
Organizing and facilitating various groups including: adolescent; parent; DBT; women’s.

2004 – 2006          Substitute Teacher Boulder Valley School District – Boulder, CO
Substitute taught all grade levels and one-on-one with students of special needs.

2001 – 2002          Co-director Boulder Jewish Community Center Preschool – Boulder, CO
Responsibilities included all levels of office management:  budget, payroll, supply orders, billing; as well as hiring and training teachers, yearly reviews, event planning, fundraising, parent conferences, parenting training, programming, and licensing.

1999 – 2001       Artist in Residence Boulder Valley School District – Boulder, CO
Developed program with utilizing creative dramatics to build assets, increase awareness and self esteem, and improve communication skills in high risk and peer populations.

1996 – 1998          Office Manager Belle Curve Records, Inc. – Boulder, CO
Duties included: bookkeeping, shipping and receiving, insurance liaison, coordination of stock and order, human resources, and payroll.

1988 – 1989          Therapist Intern Marin Suicide Prevention Center – San Rafael, CA
Doing therapy with families and individuals experiencing grief and loss.

1989 – 1990          Volunteer Coordinator & Grief Counselor Marin Suicide Prevention Center – San Rafael, CA
Trained volunteers and was responsible for coordinating round the clock attendance of 24 hour suicide prevention hot line.  Counseling duties included:  working with individuals and families experiencing crises and grief, intakes, charting, treatment planning, trainings, and staff meetings.

Articles

2010                       What’s all the Buzz about HOLISTIC Psychotheray Yet to be published.

Groups and Classes

2010                       From Memory to Memoir Front Range Community College – Westminster, CO
Incorporating writing and storytelling to create a legacy.

2010                       Popping Out of the Box Center for Expansive Living, Inc. – Louisville, CO
Women’s journey of self exploration through the creative arts.

2010                       Rebuilding Your Nest Center for Expansive Living, Inc. – Louisville, CO
Group for women whose children have left the nest.

Related Experience

2000                       Homespun Heroes Boulder, CO
Founded and directed child centered drama day camp where kids wrote, acted in, and designed the costumes for their own plays.

1998 – 2001          Parent SAP Liaison Douglass Elementary School – Boulder, CO
Coordinated and implemented character building programs for Douglass Elementary School including: assets, restorative justice, conflict resolution, and peer mediation.

1987 – 1993          Storyteller Ann Arbor, MI – San Francisco, CA – Boulder, CO
Professional storytelling, promotion, management, and performance of original and classic folk tales.

Volunteer Experience

1995 – Present     Visiting Senior Centers Boulder and Adam’s Counties of Colorado
With children when they were younger and ongoing periodically.

2006 – 2008          Southern Sudan Lost Girls Project Lutheran Family Services – Denver/Boulder, CO
Help young women refugees relocate and adjust to life in Boulder.

2004 – Present      Community Table Boulder, CO
Ongoing monthly family activity serving meals to homeless population.

2006 – 2008          Restorative Justice Community Member Teaching Peace – Boulder County, CO
Participate as community member in restorative justice circles for youthful offenders who are eligible to avoid juvenile justice system.

2005 – 2006          Breakfast Club Mental Health Center of Boulder & Broomfield Counties – Longmont, CO
Listening to and socializing with the adult and senior populations at the drop-in center.

2002 – 2005          Board Member Platt Middle School – Boulder, CO
Spearheaded restoration of the then defunct art department.  Spearheaded initiative to install school zone crosswalks and lights.

1999 – 2001          Board Member Douglass Elementary School – Boulder, CO
Volunteer Coordinator: organized parents to fill the many volunteer positions needed from fund raising to library help which maintain the high quality of Douglass Elementary.

1995 – 1997          Fundraiser Boulder Jewish Community Center Preschool – Boulder, CO
Created, managed, and directed “Celebrate the Children,” a multi-cultural festival of performing arts for young people benefiting both the JCC and the greater community.

Education

2006                       University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
Masters of Arts in Community Counseling

1981                       University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of General Studies

Credentials and Honors

2009                       Licensed Professional Counselor

2006                      National Certified Counselor

2006                       Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International

Related Training

2009 – Present     Sacred Rivers Healing Boulder, CO
Apprenticeship in Voice Dialogue with Douglas Brady.

2006 – Present      Supervision Boulder and Louisville, CO
Ongoing individual and group training and supervison.

2007 – 2008          Boulder Psychotherapy Institute Boulder, CO
Completed 56 hours of Gestalt Therapy training with Betty Cannon.

2005 – 2006          The Mental Health Center Serving Boulder & Broomfield Counties Longmont, CO
Completed trainings in Solution Focused Brief Therapy; a course in pharmacology; and co-lead groups on parenting, DBT, and social skills.

1990                       Marin Suicide Prevention Center San Rafael, CA
Extensive training in grief counseling; suicide prevention; and crisis intervention.

1981 – 1990          California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA
One year towards Masters of Psychology with a transpersonal emphasis.

1987 – 1988          9 Gates Mystery School Sonoma, CA
Studied with Gay Luce and master healers from different cultures and traditions.

1985 – 1987          Training Program in the Cultivation of Human Capacities Pomona, NY
Studied with Jean Houston in advanced techniques for working with people within the field of human potential.