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CHRIS CANNON 


MA, CAS

Somatic Psychotherapist &

Certified Addiction Specialist

Specialties
  • PTSD + Complex PTSD
  • Somatic Couples Counseling
  • Addiction: Drugs, Alcohol, Pornography 
  • Adoption-Related Struggles
 
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. 

 

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
     

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