“Valerie truly supported my endeavors and helped me further my personal journey in more ways than one. Teacher, sage, and friend.” A mindfulness practitioner for over thirty years, my work as a therapist combines mindfulness and awareness approaches with psychology. I explore how the mind, body, and heart work together.
I have a private therapy practice, facilitate groups and teach classes and workshops. At Naropa University I teach psychology and contemplative education. I lead personal growth and support groups and also facilitate seminars and workshops on meditation, mindfulness, and relationships.
As a contemplative psychotherapist I am trained in Hakomi Experiential Therapy, EMDR, and Brainspotting Trauma Therapy. I also use Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Transactional Analysis, Brief, and Solution-Focused, depending on your needs. I graduated with a M.Ed. in Counseling and BA in Transpersonal Psychology.