Alumni Therapists

 

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Brianne Rhodus, Naropa Transpersonal, MA 2017

With a background as a wilderness therapy and snowboard instructor, and drawing upon years of experience in treating the whole person as a licensed massage therapist and holistic doula, Brianne applies an integrated, multi-disciplinary, and body-centered approach to counseling that focuses on nurturing strengths and resources, while empowering people’s inherent wisdom and goodness by helping to access their authentic self with mindful-awareness. A safe space to explore and express is created within the therapeutic relationship through deep compassion-based listening, psychoeducation, and a comprehensive skill-set that emphasizes presence, trust, and connection. Brianne witnesses from a validating place of non-judgment and supports with genuine care in order to bring more balance, flow and satisfaction that will assist in cultivating one’s capacity to grow, transform and thrive.

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Carolina Osuna, Naropa Somatic, MA 2017

Carolina works with individuals and couples by providing a non-judgmental and compassionate space for the exploration of the self in relationship with one’s self and others. She believes in the importance of providing a safe and nurturing space for the creative expression of one’s internal emotional experience. Carolina’s therapeutic approach merges creative arts, body-based techniques, dance/movement therapy and mindfulness techniques. She believes each individual has the innate wisdom and core capacity to heal, transform, and evolve. Living in different countries has inspired her multicultural approach to her work. Carolina offers therapeutic services in both English and Spanish.

Charles Meerts Charles Meerts, Naropa Contemplative, MA 2017

Charlie works with clients to create a safe environment for self-discovery that matches the pacing of the individual.   Charlie recognizes that sometimes the challenges of life can make fulfillment and happiness seem difficult to achieve.  By helping you to deepen your awareness of your current experience, Charlie will guide you towards your own potential, assisting you to live your life with vitality and success.  All of us possess an intrinsic potential for self-actualization.  By removing the obstacles to that innate potential, we naturally and effortlessly develop our ability to thrive and passionately embrace our lives.  If you want to see change in your life, or if you want to better know how to navigate it, Charlie will help you to realize that possibility.

r-gadi Gadi Garfinkel, Naropa Contemplative, MA 2017

AWayHomePsychotherapy.com

Gadi empowers clients to find greater peace in the heart of challenge, be it emotional, relational, or existential in nature. Gadi believes we all possess the strength and wisdom we need to lead a full and fulfilling life, and uses mindfulness, gestalt, and interpersonal neurobiology to help clients discover and embody these qualities. He is passionate about working to heal attachment wounds, trauma, and intergenerational trauma through depth psychology and the power of a mutual and secure therapeutic relationship, which welcomes both the light and the shadow, and leads to greater self-awareness and integration, and thus to a greater sense of authorship of one’s own life.

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Jacqueline compassionately supports clients while helping them navigate emotions, relationships, and finding meaning in life. With a background in mindfulness-based counseling, Jacqueline works in the present moment with each person to encourage authentic expression of feelings and self. Jacqueline creates a safe, warm, and healing therapeutic container for people to show up however they are with the goal of helping them gain skills, heal past wounds, and build the courage and strength to get back up when life has knocked them down. To sessions, Jacqueline brings mindfulness, Gestalt, and somatic techniques, and her experience working with adolescents, people experiencing homelessness, eating disorders, addictions, and people in crisis.

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Kathleen works with a client-centered focus by trusting in the client’s wisdom and innate natural power to heal all psychological, emotional and spiritual wounds.  Through the understanding of attachment patterns, defense mechanisms, internal family systems, dreams, and one’s relationship to themselves, she is able to help clients bring love and compassion to their experience. Through therapy clients find the harmony and health they are seeking.  She brings her life experience as a mother and mediation practitioner as well.  She has extended trainings in working with trauma and play therapy.  

r-tristam Tristam Miles, Naropa Transpersonal, MA 2017

Tristam emphasizes a safe and nonjudgmental space when approaching the therapeutic relationship.  He integrates various therapeutic modalities such as Gestalt inspired parts work, experimental mindfulness techniques, and Synergistic Play Therapy in order to meet his clients where they are most needing support.  Through authentic relationship and openness, Tristam’s goal is to help his clients give voice to their hearts’ deepest truths while helping them connect to their own innate gifts of healing and transformation. Tristam’s own life experience combined with his passion for his studies as a graduate student help him approach the healing journey as a guide who supports his clients with commitment, compassion, and tenderness.

Belinda Chase
Belinda Chase, Naropa Transpersonal, MA 2016

Belinda cultivates a supportive therapeutic environment for clients to explore their experiences from a place of awareness and compassion. She enjoys working creatively with teens, adults and couples using a unique therapeutic blend of family systems, attachment theory and Gestalt therapy. Healing unfolds naturally as individuals seek balance physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. A fuller life experience is possible because balance affords direct contact with one’s authentic self and allows for truer connection with others in relationship.

Jor-El Zajatz Jor-El Zajatz, Naropa Transpersonal, MA 2016

portlandrelationshipcounseling.com

Jor-El help individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds heal their emotional wounds and transform their lives to create more balance. Through working with awareness and mindfulness, Jor-El helps clients become more connected to their environment and themselves. He is currently finishing his graduate degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. With an emphasis on somatic experience and relationships, Jor-El helps people to navigate their world with more health and well-being.

Rachel Brody Rachael Brody, Naropa Somatic, MA 2016

heartseedhealth.com

Rachael offers an integrated approach merging creative arts and body-based techniques with eco-psychology. She holds a core belief in the innate capacity and wisdom of the body to support healing and personal growth and her approach offers an unique opportunity to explore the connection between the mind, body, nature, and spirit. She is an advocate for individuals, couples, and families to find alignment and balance in their lives by offering a safe, warm, and deeply receptive therapeutic environment. Rachael’s work is rooted deeply in a commitment to improving ourselves, our communities, and our planet.

Linnea Jewett Linnea Jewett, Naropa Somatic, MA 2016

Linnea on LinkedInLinnea’s therapeutic skills start with a genuine warmth and commitment to the client/therapist relationship. It is her goal to build and hold a safe space for clients to explore, express, and expand in a creative and discerning manner. Her background in Dance/Movement Therapy, Body Psychotherapy, Feng Shui, Soul Coaching and Motherhood provides both her and her clients a deep toolbox to work with. She supports the cultivation of personal strengths, compassion and awarenesswith a deeper understanding of self. She honors this individual process and is committed to taking this healing journey with others.
Ximena Garces Ximena Garces, Naropa Transpersonal, MA 2016

“I believe we have an innate ability to heal ourselves and have everything we need to work through our life challenges. However, we often feel stuck in not knowing how to access our inner resources and strength.”

“As a therapist, I offer a nonjudgmental space where together we can become curious and engaged in supporting the process of reconnection with your inherent power and wisdom.”

“Combining Gestalt therapy and mindfulness both in English and Spanish, I help individuals and couples find their ground in their own beings. This process naturally leads to empowerment, choice, commitment, and aliveness in relationship to oneself and others.”

Gary Howard Gary Howard, Naropa Transpersonal, MA 2016

Wild Ways Integration

Gary brings to the therapeutic relationship an open invitation to explore and give voice to what is presently asking for attention within the heart. In his experience, genuine connection is inherently healing and desired by us all. Because many things can get in the way of connecting to self, other, and environment, Gary uses experiments, insightful questions, gentle reflections, and experiential practices to unmask the health and vitality already alive within. Trained in Wilderness Therapy, Gary enjoys incorporating nature into the therapeutic space.

Brent Adriance Brent Adriance, Naropa Transpersonal, MA 2016

Brent assists clients with navigating anxiety, depression, and existential fear, and other mental and emotional challenges. Brent appreciates the significance of reconnecting clients to the nature of their own emotions. He brings in his prior knowledge of energetics and bodywork into the framework of transpersonal psychology. Brent is passionate about the therapeutic relationship and how it can facilitate positive change in others. Utilizing Gestalt, Jungian dream work, mindfulness, and expressive arts therapies, he supports clients in discovering and integrating lost aspects of themselves in order to empower them with insight and greater awareness.

Jen Lloyd Jen Lloyd, Naropa Contemplative, MA ’15

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Jen holds space for clients to bring whatever is arising in their experience that needs support in an open, safe, and discerning manner. She combines personal warmth with authenticity in order to cultivate a strong therapeutic alliance. She is particularly interested in the potential for growth within relationship: between members of a couple, within groups, among parents and children, and between therapist and client. She helps clients bring awareness, curiosity and compassion to their lives, recognizing the uniqueness of each personal journey of awakening and healing.

Ryan Brennan Ryan Brennan, Naropa Transpersonal, MA 2015

Ryan’s therapeutic approach is informed by his wide-ranging clinical experience with mental illnesses, disabilities, addictions and domestic violence. In this time, he has witnessed and come to trust in each person’s profound innate capacity for healing and growth. Operating from this place, Ryan supports and empowers individuals to remember and live more fully from who they really are. He and his clients co-create a therapeutic space where all parts are welcome to be seen, experienced and understood, allowing for a natural unfolding process of healing and growth.

Meaghan Gosling Meaghan Gosling, Naropa Transpersonal, MA 2015

chrysaliscounseling.org  Santa Rosa, CA

Meaghan blends transpersonal, Gestalt, systems and attachment theory in her sessions. Meaghan is passionate about helping couples grow in relationship together. She ably provides a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore and learn about oneself, including issues and questions about sex and sexuality. Her background as an ABA therapist also makes her a gifted support for parents struggling with the stress of raising a special needs child.

Daniel Vose Daniel Vose, Naropa Somatic

Daniel is currently practicing as a body-centered life coach, offers somatic training, and works as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner at Sierra Tucson where he sees hundreds of clients a year. Learn more by visiting his website: danielvoseconsulting.com and check out his directory of body centered providers at bodyinformed.org

Daniel Vose has a unique approach to psychotherapy. He completed extensive training in Somatic Experiencing, a trauma resolution modality. Through his understanding of its physical nature, Daniel can offer clients a clear ending to the effects of their trauma. Liberation from suffering is possible. Daniel facilitates liberation by supporting the client in finding and expressing their inborn wisdom. He uses a highly individualized approach in order to promote each person’s unique process of restoration to a greater sense of health and wholeness.

Ana Templesman Ana Tempelsman, Naropa Somatic, MA 2015

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Ana offers a body-centered approach to therapy where movement, expression and presence are integrated. Born in Argentina, her multicultural understanding fosters a space of acceptance where all aspects of an individual can unfold in safe exploration. The focus of her work is on relationships: she has worked with families going through divorce and has published a book on how to support children going through this life altering process. With a clinical interest on couples, intimacy and sex, Ana will support you in an experiential approach to self-discovery where genuine growth and transformation may occur.

Jared Hinton Jared Hinton, Naropa Contemplative, MA 2015

Jared combines mindfulness-based practices with the direct experience of the therapeutic relationship to explore how one relates to their world. Jared integrates a strong belief in intrinsic health with trust in the healing power of relationship and connection to offer a supportive environment for healing.

Manuel Gómez Solera, MA 2014, MS, Bilingual English/Spanish

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Manuel received a Master of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology, Body Psychotherapy from Naropa University in May 2013. Prior to that, he obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology at the Universidad de Costa Rica in 2006. Manuel is specialized in body-centered approaches to psychotherapy and has experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

“My goal is to help you find the internal resources necessary to better tolerate and manage your current life situations in a skillful and spontaneous way, in order to reach higher levels of functioning.”

Bonnie Singman Bonnie Singman, MA 2014

lightofawarenesssomaticpsychotherapy.com

Adult Mental Health Therapist, Vancouver, Washington

Nathaniel Richards, MA 2014

Currently working as a therapist in Olympia, Washington and studying with the Seattle Hakomi Education Network.  Full Washington State licensure expected late 2017.

Jody Catlow, MA 2014, NLC

Natural Balance Counseling and Play Therapy
Boulder CO
303-304-7747
I focus on empowerment. There’s nothing better than seeing someone move from struggle to ease. I use brain development and the neural pathways of emotions to guide my work. My specialties are anger management, nervous system regulation, developmental repair, trauma, divorce, co-dependence, sensory processing, ADHD, OCD, hoarding, self-harm, low self esteem, grief, panic and anxiety. My work is somatic, present-centered and focused on authentic self. I’m certified in Synergetic Play Therapy and trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy. I work with kids 3-12, coach parents and work with adults.
I hear from clients who want to feel self-confident, learn how to trust and feel safe. Their coping skills may be hurting their ability to connect and stay in relationship. They find that something has thrown their life out-of-balance. They want to feel capable and happy.
I love my work. I strive to be non-judgemental and create a space where you and your children can feel safe and accepted. All emotions are human, normal and welcome. This office is a Safe Zone. Call me with any questions. I offer a free 30 minute phone consultation.
Steven Moore Steven Moore, MA 2014, LPC

onsolidgroundcounseling.com

Steven is a licensed professional counselor in private practice in Lafayette, Colorado. Working with individuals and couples, Steven fosters a supportive and safe environment to help his clients achieve both immediate symptom relief and long-lasting change. Utilizing somatic approaches, including EMDR Therapy and Brainspotting, Steven specializes in working anxiety, depression, and both Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD).

John Ould John Ould, MA 2014

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John is a graduate of Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University.  He is trained in the Hakomi method of psychotherapy, a body-centered and mindfulness-based approach that uses present experience to explore core beliefs and how core beliefs often affect our ability to fully be ourselves and be in relationship.  Within a relationship of acceptance and respect, John will work with you in a spirit of collaborative inquiry to discover your own potential and natural movement towards growth and transformation.

Gretchen Stecher Gretchen Stecher, MA 2014

boulderwomenstherapy.com

Gretchen worked with clients affected by personal violence and addictions for ten years before becoming a graduate student at Naropa University in body psychotherapy. An ongoing apprentice with equine facilitated groups, Gretchen’s compassionate, grounding presence supports her passion for being in-the-moment present, cultivating selfcare practices and joining with others to explore solutions in life.

Elizabeth Driscoll, MA 2013

www.collectiveforpsychologicalwellness.com

Elizabeth has worked in hospice, a mental health agency and a homeless shelter exploring different facets of therapeutic work including individual case-work, group work, and community resources. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Sarah Wilson, MA 2013

www.wilsonreissmann.com

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Sarah Wilson-Reissmann is a Life and Business Coach supporting clients, primarily ex-pats, in Hamburg and online.  You can visit her website to learn more at www.wilsonreissmann.com

August Jensen, MA 2013

School Counselor in Portland, Oregon

August has worked in the field of research biology, and is a combat veteran of the Air Force. He is now a student of Zen Buddhism and is passionate about exploring new ways of being in relationship to life’s pain. August works with his clients to discover how the attempt to avoid emotional pain is the source of our unhappiness, and through acceptance and compassion of our pain, we live more fully in relationship to others and ourselves.

Elizabeth Stahl, MA 2013

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“I work to create a space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings and other reactions to your life. I am here to listen, reflect and support. I view therapy as a collaborative process. Together we can work to integrate experiences, manage stress and develop relationships. Your feedback on our progress drives the direction of the therapy.”

Craig Salerno Craig Salerno, MA 2013, LAC, LPC

Craig is a 2013 Naropa University graduate from the Contemplative Psychotherapy program. Since completing his BEW internship, Craig worked concurrently with Center for Change and Windhorse Community Services before moving to work full-time with NorthStar Transitions in Boulder, CO. At NorthStar, Craig worked as an Intensive-Outpatient therapist and moved on to become Clinical Director of NorthStar’s Residential Treatment Center (RTC). Craig continues to provide individual and group therapy, while also training and supervising clinical staff at the site. Craig can be reached at craig@nstprogram.com.

Sara Giron Sara Giron, MA 2012, Re-Membering Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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A trained Wilderness Therapist, she guides others through the inner and outer wilderness, helping them uncover their own innate wisdom and gifts. A certified yoga teacher, she brings a body-centered and mindfulness-based approach to her practice. Sara has over six years experience working with youth and adults in the capacity of guide, teacher, and addictions counselor. Sara is a gardener and beekeeper.

Marie Mannatt, MA 2012

MarieMannatt.com

Marie is interested in helping clients befriend and welcome all parts of themselves. Marie brings her 25 years of teaching children and the raising of her own four children as part of her wisdom basket and sees herself as a midwife for the inner journey where she helps clients birth and integrate all aspects of themselves.  Marie has actively been engaged in her own inner work for the past 30 years, is a whirling dervish and a student of Universal Sufism, the path of the heart.

Nathan Railla Nathan Railla, MA 2012

Nathan works with our inherent sanity to look at our more uncomfortable and habitual corners. As a practitioner and instructor of meditation, with a Gestalt Therapy training, we use the present moment to discover our strength and inner wealth.

Rex West MA Rex West, MA 2012

groundedhearts.com

Rex joins his 20 years of experience as an educator with his experience as a counselor in working with his clients towards cultivating integrated health. His work is client-centered and firmly grounded in the principle of basic goodness of all human beings. Rex utilizes deep and compassionate listening to create reflective and effective support of his clients’ goals. He brings a passion for integrating his many years of mindfulness and meditation practice with his knowledge and experience of brain neurology into the therapeutic relationship. Rex specializes in working with couples and families through the co-counseling model. He is a hospice volunteer and the co-owner of Ground Counseling.