Michael (Mike) Lewis, MA, LPC, LAC, is an ordained Zen Buddhist priest, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, and an internationally certified mountain guide. Mike began meditating at the age of 18 and entered formal Zen training in 2003. He is an assistant Zen Teacher and resident at Great Mountain Zen Center in Berthoud, CO and leads and co-leads Zen meditation and other spiritual retreats throughout the year. Mike has had a psychotherapy private practice since 2010 and has additionally worked with diverse populations in wilderness therapy, residential addiction treatment, community mental health, residential teen transitions, employee assistance programming, and supervised parenting visitations since 2006. Mike gained his MA degree in Contemplative Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2009 and began working as faculty in 2018. For many years, Mike worked seasonally in the outdoors across the American West and internationally, guiding clients on rock and ice climbs, backcountry skiing, and up iconic mountaineering objectives. Mike enjoys rock climbing, reading, Yoga, meditation, skiing, social and environmental advocacy, the performing arts, and spending quality time with his partner and son. Learn more about Mike at www.ZenAdventureTherapy.com.
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