Compassionate care to transform trauma and confusion into strength and hope
Learn more about Jeff
I am a practicing Psychotherapist in the Boulder and Denver areas working with teen and adult clients looking to make changes in their lives. I approach each client looking for what coping skills and habitual behaviors have developed in response to past traumas. I work with the client to find the language and imagery that allows us to work with the present moment experience of these behaviors to make changes. I use somatic awareness as a starting point for recognizing what is happening in the client’s direct experience. From here, we can start to recognize old stories that are no longer hel...Read more
What inspired me to become a wellness professional?
As a recovering addict in my late 30’s, I was looking for a career change that reflected my new values, and I began to recognize that a big part of what kept me from getting help sooner was the lack of therapists who seemed like they accepted me for who I am. I am a heavily tattooed, bearded man who occasionally uses colorful language, and all of the therapists that I met seemed stuck on the differences that they saw between us. I recognized a need for more therapists who can show through their actions that they have a genuine open acceptance of the human being sitting across from them. Thi...Read more
How my clients describe their first visit?
I have been told by numerous clients that sitting with me for the first time brings out a surprising level of comfort in showing the parts of themselves that they usually feel the need to keep hidden.
What I say to someone who has never tried
Sometimes we don’t realize how difficult we are making things for ourselves. Sitting down with a compassionate, accepting therapist can offer the opportunity to show our wounds, hopes, and fears, with the possibility of not only acceptance, but also healing as a result of finally being listened to.