"Kent is a creative, highly intuitive and compassionate presence. His deep connection with nature, extensive education and training, and his initiation as a true healer, allowed for my experience to go far beyond traditional therapeutic modalities. I am forever grateful." ~ SB, Santa Fe, NM
As a seasoned board licensed psychotherapist, I've maintained a private practice over the last 25 years in Colorado and New Mexico.
As a kid, I hung out in nature in rural western Colorado as much as possible. My family was amazing, supportive of adventure, diversity and the development of our own unique perceptions and self-sufficiency.
I knew early on that I wanted to bring the beauty of nature to others. I didn't know how, but the simplicity of silence within natural surroundings helped me develop my own mind and internal strength.
I also grew up around photographers and artists. I also was hungry for more wisdom related to what really creates a self-healing body and mind and related esoteric questions.
While hitchhiking and photographing for magazines, and other commercial adventures, I found my way to the Navajo reservation in 1978. I stayed there until 1991, photographing, learning and collaborating with elders, artists, and healers in their tradition. My rural roots and experiences within nature aligned with their teachings, and my knowledge of physics, integrative healing, art, and the importance of connecting with our deep sense of self.
I then returned to be with my aging father in Fruita. It was there that I was invited to return to the therapy field. After completing additional graduate hours for licensure, and subsequent supervision and national boards, I established my private practice in Grand Junction, in 1994.
Since then, I've remained in private practice, consulted with the Navajo Tribe to establish an indigenous wilderness-based program for kids, traveled the world photographing and feeding spiritual roots. I've also learned from integrative medicine colleagues, naturopaths and others to round out my skills while drawing from diverse perspectives.
My clinical skills have improved , while staying abreast of advancements and adding EMDR certification.
I continue to exercise often, eat well, and take time within nature.
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