Eric received a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work in 2012, and graduated from the UC San Diego/ VA San Diego Interprofessional Fellowship in Psychosocial Rehabilitation in 2013. As a faculty member for the fellowship program and a field instructor for several schools of social work from 2015-18, he provided training in assessment and psychotherapy for psychosis-spectrum disorders and PTSD. In addition to his private psychotherapy practice, he provides crisis mental health services at VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System. Before becoming a therapist, Eric worked as a wilderness guide, both domestically and internationally. He has been a Buddhist meditation practitioner since 2000, and has received instruction in the Vipassana, Zen, and Vajrayana traditions. Much of his practice life has been with the Vipassana tradition of S.N. Goenka, and with the Metta Forest Monastery, led by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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