LPC // Visiting Faculty, BA Contemplative Psychology
Natural and Social Sciences
M.Ed., Counseling and Human Resources, CACREP Certified Colorado State University
BA, Burlington College, VT

Areas of Specialization:

  • Experiential Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness/Awareness Disciplines and Buddhism
  • Relationships
  • Career           

Valerie challenges her students to arouse and manifest their inherent brilliance through mindfulness-based, experiential practices including, self-love, compassion, investigations of mind and body, and play. A contemplative psychotherapist and seasoned practitioner of meditative disciplines, her work embraces the power of uncertainty, co-created healing, and learning that embraces both the literal meaning and wisdom beyond conceptual understanding. Valerie is trained in Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, and Gestalt. She facilitates groups on relationships, women’s empowerment, feminine and masculine principles, and young adult sexuality, welcoming heterosexual and LGBTQ communities. A long-time student of Naropa University's founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Valerie continues to practice and teach in the Tibetan Buddhist and Shambhala traditions.