Amy Winchester

Why I love my job

In many ways I feel that the work I do has been a gift in my life. I entered into the world of therapy almost 20 years ago, and since then have continued to be blown away by the profound experiences people have when they are supported and guided towards positive change in their lives. Relationships flourish, trust in oneself becomes a matter of course, and people re-engage with the world in a deeper way. I have a particular interest in helping couples to deepen their relationships, and in helping people with PTSD to achieve healing through nervous system regulation. I am trained in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and sometimes incorporate this into the therapy process.

My experience

My work has included traditional wilderness therapy with dual-diagnosis adolescents, grief work in hospice settings, family therapy in residential treatment, and several years in a private practice setting. I graduated with a BA in Geology from Mount Holyoke College in 1998, and received my MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University in 2005. I have extended training in Somatic Attachment therapy, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I am a Wilderness First Responder and have logged over 450 days in the wilderness over the last 20 years. I currently teach in the Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy program at Naropa University, and am a supervisor at Boulder Emotional Wellness.