I attended Vanderbilt University for medical school then came to Colorado for residency training in psychiatry at the University of Colorado. I opened my private practice in 2002, and have been in practice in Boulder since that time. I am board-certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. My passion is finding effective relief from psychological suffering using a vast array of the most natural approaches possible. In addition to traditional medical training, I have received training in mediation instruction, shamanism, and various psychotherapies. Successful treatments often include addressing imbalances from a variety of different perspectives, from the ground up. I begin with diet and lifestyle habits, mindfulness training, optimization of gut functioning, treating hormone imbalances and signs of chronic stress, aiming for addressing root causes. My recent experience (2012-2015) as a member of a research team conducting a Phase 2 double blind randomized controlled clinical trial of a novel treatment for chronic treatment PTSD – see www.mdmaptsd.org – further reinforced my conviction that everyone can heal and achieve well-being. My role at IPHC is medical director, psychotherapist, and psychiatrist. I no longer provide medication-only treatments. My practice is limited to people seeking weekly psychotherapy with integrative mindfulness-based psychiatry.