Cristen has a fascination in learning about the inherent wisdom of the body and mind. She has a passion in blending time honored practices such as yoga and meditation with western psychology to create a contemporary therapeutic opportunity. Cristen is continually amazed and humbled by all of it, and through her own embodied experience she has learned how accessible and beneficial these practices are in healing, connection, and in supporting one in navigating the wild ride of life with more grace, ease and compassion.
Cristen earned a master’s degree from Naropa University in Transpersonal Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in mindfulness. She offers mindfulness based psychotherapy, yoga and somatic tools, EMDR, ketamine assisted psychotherapy, Services include strategies in dealing with anxiety, depression, transition, recovery from trauma, addiction, as well as enhancing communication in relationships, stress management, and coaching in applying meditative techniques.
Cristen has lived in the wonderful community of Steamboat Springs for over 20 years. She continues to teach yoga classes and trainings and is the founder and lead teacher of the Steamboat Springs School of Yoga. She has also been an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a ski bum. Cristen enjoys playing in the mountains of Colorado, spending time with her friends and family, dancing with the breath on her yoga mat, and eating delicious and nutritious food.