After growing up along the east coast, I moved to Colorado Springs in 1990 to live in the mountains. Walking in nature here is regenerative, and offers insight, perspective, and inspiration. If I have a water bottle and I'm in a pair of trail shoes, it's a good day.

"A small action, done repeatedly, can make an enormous difference." ~ Dr. Timothy McCall

"The mind and body are interdependent. They are inseparable in the art of introspection." ~ Geeta Iyengar

"Walking is man's best medicine." ~ Hippocrates

"Walking is magic. Can't recommend it highly enough. I read that Plato and Aristotle did much of their brilliant thinking together while ambulating. The movement, the meditation, the health of the blood pumping, and the rhythm of footsteps...this is a primal way to connect with one's deeper self." ~ Paula Cole

"Remember that breath walking - as with any meditation technique - should not be pursued with a grim determination to "get it right". The point is to cultivate openness, relaxation, and awareness, which can include awareness of your undisciplined, wandering mind." ~ Andrew Weil

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado (#3433).
I received my BA from the University of Maryland, and an MA from Chapman University.
After working in acute care settings and community mental health, I opened a private practice in 2000.

In 2004 I was trained in EMDR. Integrating EMDR into the therapeutic process accelerates healing, bringing relief from current triggers and traumatic memories, with their negative beliefs, emotions, images, and body sensations.
Mindfulness allows ways to have greater awareness with less distress.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy effectively addresses more resilient self-sabotaging beliefs, emotions, and behavior.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy offers ways to identify and change limiting beliefs and responses.

The HeartMath emwave is a handheld biofeedback instrument.

Prescription for Natural Cures (Third Edition): A Self-Care Guide for Treating Health Problems with Natural Remedies Including Diet, Nutrition, Supplements, and Other Holistic Methods       Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation        https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81sq2d6Q0XL._AC_UL115_.jpg       https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71mx4AuVJUL._AC_UL115_.jpg     Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Nonviolent Communication Guides)    The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance    ChiWalking: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy

 

Here is Dr. Daniel Siegel's Healthy Mind Platter.

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I have a holistic approach, and we can draw from a variety of resources. Clients appreciate therapy being solution focused, accessing new information, and choosing interventions that let them feel better and be more optimistic.

 

Gerald Sandeford, MA, LPC, EMDR, Counselor in Colorado Springs

 

The mind and body are inclined to heal. Let yourself adapt and recover.