Group Therapy:
Meditation Groups:
Psychology Websites:

Scott Turpin – Denver, CO

Beth Bright – Wheat Ridge, CO

Teen Addiction Resources

Compassion 4 Addiction – “Our mission is to change the way people view and understand addiction through the combined methodologies of compassion and cutting-edge science. The aim is to promote the understanding that addiction is the attempt of affected human beings to escape a profound discomfort with themselves and their world.”

One Colorado – Free and low-cost counseling services throughout in Denver, Colorado



The Gender Identity Center of Colorado – offers many resources including counseling, groups, and much more. 

One Colorado – One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. We effectively advocate for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families by lobbying the General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, transgender equality, relationship recognition, and LGBTQ health and human services.

The Center – To engage, empower, enrich, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community of Colorado.

Hip Chicks Out – a social group for women in Denver was founded in 2005. Since then HipChicksOut created a variety of events including Happy Hours in over 30 of Denver’s chic and hip venues, Kickball Tournaments, Golf and Bike Outings, Pride parties. Recently HipChicksOut created a weekend in San Diego with activities like surfing, Kickball for Charity and comedy show. We love to mix it up!

OUTspokin‘ – OUTspokin’ is an LGBTQ+ cycling organization. Bicyclists of all abilities train together and participate in cycling events throughout Colorado and the United States. OUTspokin’ has presented a strong, positive presence at cycling events including the Courage Classic, the Buffalo Classic, and the MS150 among many others. Most of our riders are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, but our team also includes supportive friends and family of Colorado’s LGBQT community.

GLS Sierra Club – The purpose of the Gay & Lesbian Sierrans is to involve the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in conservation and environmental efforts by creating outdoor, social, and activist opportunities for GLBT members of the Sierra Club and the greater Colorado community.

Reading and Workbooks:

Anxiety & Depression
Eating Disorder
Mindfulness & Meditation
My Top Psychology Reads
Relationships & Love

The ABC’s of LGBT+ – Ashley Mardell

This Book Is Gay – Juno Dawson


Anxiety & Depression
Mindfulness & Meditation
My Top 5 Favorite Psychology Podcasts
Relationships & Love

How to Handle Corornavirus Anxiety – We’re all being inundated with unsettling news about the new coronavirus, but there isn’t a lot of information out there about how to stay sane, balanced, and calm in the midst of this pandemic. So that’s what this special episode is all about. We’ve brought in two highly qualified experts: Dr. Luana Marques, an anxiety specialist from Harvard, and Jay Michaelson, a meditation teacher (who also happens to be a lawyer, journalist, and rabbi). We discuss practical tips for handling the fear, uncertainty, and denial that is arising for so many of us right now.

Dr. Luana Marques’ website:

Jay Michaelson’s website:

Buzzfeed article:

Making it RAIN, with Tara Brach – Being open to the feelings of anxiety and fear can be terrifying, but Tara Brach, a clinical psychologist and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC, has a method to guide us through our most difficult emotions. In this episode Brach details how her method, which goes by the acronym R.A.I.N., provides steps to help us face and process our own emotions. She has made strides within the meditation community by weaving together western psychology insights with meditation to begin the emotional healing process. Brach received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and completed a five-year Buddhist teacher training program at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She leads silent meditation retreats, has numerous publications and a weekly podcast. She is the author of Radical Acceptance, True Refuge, and her most recent publication, Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of R.A.I.N.

Facing Fear, Awakening Your Fearless Heart, with Tara Brach – Fear is a natural and universal part of our incarnation, and, when it goes on overdrive, we get imprisoned in the suffering of separation. These two talks explore how the RAIN meditation can help us face fear, and discover the boundless loving awareness that includes but is not contracted by currents of fear.


Refuge in Grief: How Megan Devine Came Back to Life – In our conversation, Megan pulls no punches when questioning our culture’s approach to grief: Why do we offer platitudes to those grieving, rather than nonjudgmental companionship? How can we better support each other when experiencing tragedy? How do these lessons apply to everyone? We dive into this deeply moving journey in this week’s conversation, and come full circle to explore how she’s found a new place of grace in the world. In This Episode, You’ll Learn:How people use blame in an attempt to distance themselves from death.How Megan got through the days when she felt angry to wake up.Why a solid spiritual practice won’t make you safer from death or grief, and why that’s okay.Why it’s more important to be a companion to a grieving person than to try fixing their pain.How Megan appreciates the beauty and awe of life differently now than she did seven years ago.

Why You Can’t Just ‘Get Over It’ – Every single human has surely suffered with feeling invalidated for their emotions. Author of ’It’s Not Always Depression’ and psychotherapist, Hilary Jacobs Hendel joined us to explore her ground-breaking work on emotions. Many of us have never really learned the true anatomy of our emotions. As Hilary explains, we can build our lives around avoiding the true feeling of our emotions. For many of us our early experiences with emotions involved us being told to ‘get over it’ in one way or another. Fully embracing emotions like anger and hurt means going against our conditioning, and some of these emotions seem downright scary. Could we end up lashing out in rage? Or could embracing our pain actually open the pathway toward calm, composure and compassion? Hilary walks us through the model she uses that allows people to experience – often for the first time in their lives – how to fully feel a feeling, and the freedom that this experiences offers us.


Recovery 2.0 – (a client recommended this podcast to me and it has become one of my favorite podcasts). Through more than 20 years of recovery from addiction, noted yoga teacher and founder of Recovery 2.0, Tommy Rosen learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work in recovery. From his explorations on the yoga mat and in 12-Step rooms, he found a path to sustainable recovery that includes mind-body practices, a profound look at diet and a more holistic and inclusive perspective on the 12 Steps.  That Sober Guy – Host Shane, a recovering alcoholic, interviews a mix of celebrity guests and everyday people who have experienced addiction or felt the impact of drug and/or alcohol use. He focuses on living a positive, healthy, and sober lifestyle, and uses his podcast as a platform for sharing inspiration for others who want to live the same way. The Bubble Hour –  is co-hosted by four sober women and presents stories, interviews, and conversations designed to give listeners a sense of community and break down the stigmas associated with alcoholism and addiction. Their ultimate mission is to inform and educate, while encouraging people to seek help without feeling isolated or ashamed. After PartyPod –  is a weekly podcast associated with AfterParty Magazine. This weekly podcast highlights a wide variety of figures in the entertainment industry – musicians, actors, comedians, and writers – who have experience with addiction, sobriety, recovery, and mental illness. Notable past guests include Dr. Drew and Moby. Recovery Radio – The Recovery Radio Network brings you twelve step speakers and workshops designed for recovering individuals and the people who support them. The speakers share their personal experiences of recovery on the topics of alcoholism, co-dependency, and drug addiction, while our workshops are aimed at helping recovering individuals develop a better understand of twelve step programs. For additional information and articles discussing addiction and treatment go to   

Tara Brach – Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world. SuperSoul with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle – Oprah Winfrey and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, present their 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next 10 Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life. If you’re seeking a more loving self, community and planet, “A New Earth” has the tools to begin your transformation. In the premiere episode, Oprah and Eckhart discuss consciousness, presence and purpose as they relate to chapter one of “A New Earth.” Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book. Meditation Minis Podcast – Guided Meditations for Anxiety and Stress Join host Hypnotherapist Chel Hamilton for short, guided meditations to calm your anxiety, overcome negative thinking, increase your confidence, and more – in 15 minutes or less! Love, Death, Tech, and Psychedelics, with Jack Kornfield – As far as meditation teachers go, they don’t come more highly regarded than our guest this week, Jack Kornfield. Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. You might think this meditation master is unflappable, but you would be mistaken. Kornfield discusses how he, one of the preeminent teachers in the field, still encounters difficult times, including how his marriage ended in divorce. He also delves into the role psychedelics play in the mindfulness movement. Reinvention, Meditation and Bliss: Light Watkins from Good Life Project – Former Gap fashion model, Light Watkins, began yoga and meditation in-between casting calls in New York City during the late nineties. It opened him to a different worldview and set of practices that would change not only the trajectory of his career, but also his path in life. Deepening his practice, traveling and spending time in India and then apprenticing with his Vedic Meditation teacher, Watkins became a full-time Vedic Meditation teacher in 2007. He now travels the world speaking on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation. Light’s most recent book, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying invites people into meditation in a very accessible way. And, he also produces The Shine—a global pop-up inspirational variety show with a mission to inspire that actually started as a local dinner gathering.

Tara Brach – Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world. Good Life Project – Inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and meaning-drenched life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubin to everyday guests, every story matters. OnBeing – Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning, hosted by Krista Tippett. Therapy Chat – Laura Reagan interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails. The Psychology Podcast – Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman gives you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode features a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, it also provide a glimpse into human possibility!

Attachment Theory in Relationships – Personality Hacker teaches you the coding language of your mind and how to use it to create great relationships – a fulfilling career and happiness. Are you born with your personality, or does it develop over time? What is intuition? What’s the fastest way to use your natural gifts to improve overall happiness? Join Joel Mark Witt and Antonia Dodge as they discuss small changes in your personality and relationships that have big impact. Mating in Captivity, with Esther Perel – Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Perel provides her insight on such topics as: how to make a relationship work in today’s society, the real reasons why we cheat, and how political or economic shifts can affect our relationships. Her celebrated TED talks on relationships have garnered more than 28 million views and her international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence became a global phenomenon translated into 25 languages. Holding Space for Heartbreak – My good friend Dr Jeremy Goldberg @longdistancelovebombs has joined me this week to dive deep into heartbreak. We both open up about our past experiences of breakups and heartbreak, we go all the way back to our childhoods and early experiences. We explore how our conceptions of love and heartbreak have radically transformed as we have both done our work as adults over the years. This was such a healing and loving episode for me, where we both explored our pain and held space for each other. I really hope this episode helps you in having compassion for your own heartbreaks too. Stan Tatkin: Love, Danger, Deviance and Conflict – This dives deep into love, romance, danger, conflict, fact, fantasy and truth with Dr. Stan Tatkin Dr. Stan Tatkin, a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). Helen Fisher: This Is Your Brain on Sex from On Being – Anthropologist Helen Fisher explores the biological workings of our intimate passions, the brew of chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters that make the thrilling and sometimes treacherous realms of love and sex. In the research she does for and her TED Talks that have been viewed by millions of people, she wields science as an entertaining, if sobering, lens on what feel like the most meaningful encounters of our lives. In this deeply personal conversation, she shows how it is possible to take on this knowledge as a form of wisdom and power. Alain de Botton: The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships from On Being – Alain de Botton is the philosopher and creator of The School of Life. The question we should ask on an early date is, “How are you crazy? I’m crazy like this…” The real work of love that is in the stumbling and evolving, skill and surviving — not in the falling. The joy of flirting. What if the first question we asked on a date were, “How are you crazy? I’m crazy like this”? Philosopher and writer Alain de Botton’s essay “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” was one of the most-read articles in The New York Times in recent years. As people and as a culture, he says, we would be much saner and happier if we reexamined our very view of love. Nowhere do we realistically teach ourselves and our children how love deepens and stumbles, survives and evolves over time, and how that process has much more to do with ourselves than with what is right or wrong about our partner. The real work of love is not in the falling, but in what comes after.   Brené Brown: Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart from On Being – “When we’re our best selves with each other, I don’t think that’s what’s possible between people; I believe that’s what’s true between people.” A wise thinker and writer, and a sought out teacher by leaders in many fields, Brené Brown is turning her attention ever more to how we walked into the crisis of our life together and how we can move beyond it. Our belonging to one another across every social divide, she says, can never be lost. But it can be forgotten. Esther Perel: Where Should We Begin? – Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity, to sexlessness, to loss, it’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. Tara Brach: Anger: Responding, Not Reacting – Anger is natural, intelligent and necessary for surviving and flourishing. Yet when we are hooked by anger, it causes great personal and collective suffering. This talk explores how to transform patterns of reactivity by bringing a mindful and compassionate attention to the unmet needs that underlie angry reactivity. When we learn how to pause and connect honestly with our inner experience, we are then able to respond to others from our full intelligence and heart.




The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage – TED Talk, Susan David

Nature, Beauty, Gratitude – TED Talk, Louie Schwartzberg

The Power of Vulnerability – TED Talk, Brene Brown

This Emotional Life – A Three Part PBS Series

What is Mindfulness? – Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Habits of Happiness – TED Talk, Matthieu Ricard (20.50second video)

Your Elusive Creative Genius – TED Talk, Elizabeth Gilbert (19.28second video)

What I Learned From 100 Days Rejection – TED Talk, Jia Jiang (15.32 second video)

The Meaning of Death – Stephan Jenkinson (6.12second video)

Living for Today – By Steve Jobs (1.53second video)

Cell Phone Use – Louis C.K. Comedy (4.50second video)

How Enlightened People Argue – Educational Comedy Video

The Secret To Desire In A Long Term Relationship – TED Talk, Esther Perel

Wired For Love – Stan Tatkin Interview

The Brain In Love – Helen Fisher

It’s Not About The Nail – Educational Comedy Video (1.41second video)

How Enlightened People Argue – Educational Comedy Video

The Secret To Desire In A Long Term Relationship – TED Talk, Esther Perel