CHRIS CANNON 


MA, CAS

Somatic Psychotherapist & Certified Addiction Specialist

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SPECIALTIES

  • Trauma + PTSD

  • Developmental Trauma + C-PTSD

  • Attachment Repatterning

  • Somatic Couples Counseling

  • Addiction: Drugs, Alcohol, Pornography 

  • Adoption-Related Struggles

PAST WORK

  • PSYCHOTHERAPIST + ADDICTION COUNSELOR, Mindfulness-Based Support LLC

  • MENTOR, Expand Mentoring

  • CARE SPECIALIST, Mental Health Partners
     

TRAINING 

  • MASTER OF MINDFULNESS-BASED CLINICAL COUNSELING, Naropa University

  • BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, University of Cincinnati

  • CERTIFIED ADDICTION SPECIALIST, State of Colorado (250 Training Hours)

  • SOMATIC EXPERIENCING Trauma Institute Certification Training Beg. I,II,III & Int. I,II,III

  • PRE AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY, Integral Somatic Psychology, Raja Selvam

  • ANTI-OPPRESSION TRAINING, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Violence

  • ATTACHMENT THEORY & EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY, Austin Houghtaling, PhD, LMFT

  • CLIENT DEESCALATION, Mental Health Partners

  • MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING, Mental Health Partners

ARTICLES

TEACHING

 

My journey into the world of mental health services has come through my own severe struggles with adoption trauma, addiction, and long-term depression. Such conditions have made me an avid researcher of the human mind and heart, and a passionate experimenter of the means by which we transform both.

This research and experimentation has (thankfully) fine-tuned my relationship skills and made me fluent in many languages of internal exploration.​The most impactful of all of these have been the practices of meditation and somatic psychotherapy. I have spent nearly twenty years exploring them in depth.

 

It makes sense that I would follow my bachelor's degree in psychology with a master's in mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling from Naropa University. At Naropa, I was trained to gently use my long-term interest in meditation and Buddhism to spark a fire in my practice of somatic counseling.

 

I moved to Boulder, CO in 2014, where I have been working in mental health since. I have worked in community mental health, done mental health caretaking, and now work as a psychotherapist in private practice.

 

When I am not working, you may find me in the record store, on a hiking trail, or dancing in my living room. I love to see people being kind to one another. I revel in sarcastic humor and wit. I loathe littering and fluorescent lights. I enjoy cooking, reading about Ayurveda, and all things Harry Potter. I love movies with existential themes that make me cry. I am a huge Little Women fan. Many things bring me joy, but nothing calms my mind more than an agenda-less evening at home with my girlfriend, Emma. ​​

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TESTIMONIALS

I had been dealing with heavy anxiety triggered from a move, but coming originally from my childhood. Chris was able to help me work through the low points via the somatic approach. I definitely feel better, and I have a set of tools I can use for the next time. I definitely recommend him.

DER L.

Had a phenomenal experience with Chris as my therapist. My partner and I went to him for couples therapy for a year, and I really think it saved our relationship. He gave us the tools we needed to effectively communicate with one another, work through our baggage and trauma, and foster more love and intimacy. I am very grateful for the insight and space that Chris provided.

KAISA S.

CHRIS'S BLOGS