Professional Bio


  • Ph.D.,  Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology. Pacifica Graduate Institute.  Carpinteria, California, 2004
  • M.A., Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology. Pacifica Graduate Institute. Carpinteria, CA. 1999
  • MSW, Masters in Clinical Social Work. University of Denver, 1985
  • B.A., Religious Studies. University of Colorado-Boulder, 1981

Pracftice Credentials

  • 1989-Present  Licensed Clinical Social Worker [LCSW]. State of Colorado.
  • 1988-Present  Academy of Certified Social Workers [ACSW]. National Accreditation.
  • 2007-Present  Approved Clinical Supervisor, Center for Credentialing and Education

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)

Academic Experience

  • Degree Chair, Master of Arts in Counseling, College for Professional Studies, Regis University, 2012-present
  • Associate Professor. Master of Arts in Counseling Program, College for Professional Studies, Regis University, 2009-present
  • Practicum and Remediation Coordinator. Masters of Art in Counseling Program. College for Professional Studies. Regis University, 2008-2012

Recent Clinical Experience

  • Psychotherapist in Private Practice. Arvada, Colorado, 1989-Present

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Research & Scholarship

Research Interests


Recent Publications


Recent Presentations

2012: Lecture: The Heroic Journey: Mythic Play with Adolescents. Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. Park City, UT.

2012: Lecture: Awakening the Whole Counselor: integrating ritual process into counselor education.: Religious values in Counseling: ASERVIC Conference on Spirituality and  Religion in Counseling.  Santa Fe, NM.

2012: Seminar: Mythic Play with Adolescents.  Italy Play Therapy Institute.  Florence, Italy.

2010: Lecture.  Spirituality and Counselor Education: Integrating sacred experience and ritual process into the classroom.  Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.  Jackson, WY.

2010: Lecture.  The Mythic Imagination and the Personal Life Story.  Boulder Friends of Jung Boulder, CO.

2009: Guest Lecture.  Gender and Representation: A Jungian Perspective.  University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2009: Day-long Seminar.  The Grandmother’s Circle: Feminine Elder Wisdom.  Denver, CO.

2008: Lecture.  Indigenous Ways of Healing.  Fall Seminar: Ancient Wisdom Informing Contemporary  Counseling Practices: Shamanism, Astrology and Eastern Wisdom Traditions. Regis University.  Denver, CO.

2008: Lecture.  Developing a Mythic Sensibility.  The C.G. Jung Society of Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs, CO.

2008: Lecture.  Fall Film Series: The Secret of Roan Inish.  Boulder Friends of Jung.  Boulder, Colorado

2008: Co-Lecturer.  The Male Minority: Why Men Aren’t Coming to Counseling.  Rocky  Mountain Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.  Breckenridge, Colorado.

Awards & Recognition


2012: Nominee Distinguished Mentor Award:  Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors

2008: Excellence in Teaching Award.  School of Education and Counseling, Regis University. Student selection. Denver, Colorado

2007: Excellence in Teaching Award.  College for Professional Studies, Regis University. Faculty selection. Denver, Colorado.

Community Involvement & Service

Community Involvement & Service