Welcome! Shanti means “inner peace” in Sanskrit. Peace can be achieved in a multitude of ways. One growing modality is the use of mindfulness: a concept derived from Buddhist practices that helps us find that internal stillness. When the mind chatter quiets, we can better connect to the true essence of who we are, what we’re here to do, and the ones we want alongside us for the ride.


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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

When I tell people I teach the SFBT social work course at the University of Denver, I usually get a good laugh. And I love that! I feel so seen as a psychodynamic, relational trauma-therapist, sometimes coined a “lifetime therapist.” I’m specifically referencing the word, “brief.” Trauma treatment is a lot of things and brief … Continue reading Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)


The youngest and most innocent members of our society are facing a cruel and vicious cycle of collective trauma at the hands of violence that will cause deep scarring, with emotional and psychological ramifications that persist throughout the lifespan. Mental illness, drug addiction, incarceration, social isolation, self harm and further violence are familiar outcomes for … Continue reading PSA

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