Open for New Members

Several Brainspotting Consultation Groups are run by RMBI members in the Front Range. Please inquire with the relevant facilitator for more details.

Sharon Kocina

Jean Leonard

Cindy Smith

Melanie Young



Facilitator: Sharon Kocina holds her Brainspotting Consultation group one Friday per month based on the availability of the group members.

Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: 5412 Idylwild Trail, Ste. 113; Boulder, 80301.

Contact: Sharon Kocina, MA, LPC at 303-444-2003 or

Cost: $45 per session

About the Group: This group is for therapists who have taken at least Brainspotting Level 1 training.  We answer questions, discuss cases, have practice sessions and demonstrations.

About the Facilitator: Sharon earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Colorado, Denver.  She’s been in practice for over 18 years with experience working with individuals and families ranging from crisis counseling, working with clients with severe and persistent mental health issues to helping families stay together and work better.  Sharon uses Brainspotting frequently in her practice with a myriad of issues and has being doing so for more than 7 years.  Her training in Brainspotting includes Levels 1, 2, and 3, Lisa Schwartz’s Attachment and Dissociation Brainspotting, David Grand’s Intensive, and Ruby Gibson’s Generational Brainspotting.  Learn more about my Brainspotting consultation group at


Facilitator: Cindy Smith holds Brainspotting Consulting group once a month the 2nd Friday of the month.

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Location: 1503 Yarmouth Ave. Boulder, 80304. Directions: Head North on Broadway, right on Yarmouth (Lee Hill is too far) left on 15th and right in to the first parking lot. Waiting room is on the left as you enter.

Contact: Cindy Smith LCSW Phone: 303-841-6275, Email:

Cost: $45 per session.

About the group: This group is made up of clinicians who more recently introduced to BSP. We will answer questions, practice and/or demo techniques and review cases. The group membership has a wide range of clinical experience and backgrounds which add to the richness of discussion.

About the Facilitator: Cindy received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and has been in practice since 1989. She has experience in a variety of settings including private practice, residential, hospital and community mental health clinics. Her experience has included adolescent and family work, trauma resolution, major mental illness, life transitions, LGBT issues and, more recently performance and creativity enhancement.  She has been providing clinical supervision since 1992 and had completed Brainspotting Levels I and II & III, Intensive with David Grand, and Lisa Schwarz’s Attachment and Dissociation workshop.


Facilitator: Jean Leonard holds a Brainspotting Consulting group the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Time: 10:00-11:30am

Location: 703 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80301.  Location is at the corner of 7th and Walnut and is accessed by traveling west on Walnut from 9th Street.

Contact: Jean Leonard, Ph.D., Phone: 303-868-5881, Email:

Cost: Peer consultation-$45 per session.

About the group: This group typically involves a combination of exploring questions, cases, demos and practice sessions.  I bring a pointer and headset in case we decide to demo anything.  Please feel free to call me or e-mail me with questions.  Below is a brief bio of my experience in case that information is helpful to you in making your decision to join. I look forward to hopefully working with you!

About the Facilitator: Dr. Leonard earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University.  After serving as the Assistant Director and Clinical Coordinator at Counseling and Psychological Services at CU Boulder for 5 years, Dr. Leonard has recently transitioned into full-time private practice in Boulder, Colorado.  Dr. Leonard has cultivated clinical, teaching and research specializations in the psychology of women and gender, the treatment of trauma, and mind-body integrative healing.  She has completed Brainspotting Levels I and II & III, and the Intensive with David Grand and the Attachment and Dissociation workshop and 5-day Resource Brainspotting Intensive with Lisa Schwarz, as well as training in Generational Brainspotting with Ruby Gibson. She participates in three brainspotting consultation groups regularly and has been running a brainspotting consultation group since Fall 2010.  Areas of interest include Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, brainspotting, work-life balance, burnout recovery, women’s issues, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, health challenges, yoga therapeutics and yoga for cancer survivors.  Teaching, training and supervision also remain passions and she deeply enjoys mentoring clinicians in training.


Facilitator: Melanie K. Young, PSYD runs a long term, ongoing Brainspotting Consulting group once a month, usually on the second Friday. There are a couple of openings for new members.  Participants must be advanced Brainspotters.

Time: 10:30-noon

Location: 2501 Walnut Street, Suite 201, Boulder, CO 80302

Contact: Melanie Young at (303) 444-5330 or

Cost: $45 per group.

About the group: This group includes questions, case discussion, and demos: with either the leader or participants in the therapist role.  We also read books which we then discuss in group.  We recently completed Dr. Grand’s book “Brainspotting” and Dr. Scaer’s book, “8 Keys to Brain- Body Balance.”  Additionally, Dr. Grand’s newest material is introduced in the group.

About the facilitator: Dr. Melanie Young received her PSYD from the University of Denver, School of Professional Psychology.  She has over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy and assessment and has been in private practice for 20 years.  She works with couples and individuals including adolescents, adults and seniors.  Dr. Young aids individuals in overcoming difficulties with trauma, mood issues and anxiety, loss and grief, brain injuries, ADD, chronic illness and with the challenges of aging and caregiving.  She is trained in the use of EMDR (both level 1 and level 2).  She attended Dr. David Grand’s level one, two, and three brainspotting trainings and also participated in his five day intensive training.  Additionally, she attended an attachment and dissociation workshop (with Lisa Schwartz) and Generational Brainspotting (with Ruby Gibson).  She has assisted at Dr. Grand’s and Dr. Frey’s level one and level two trainings.  She has been running BSP consultation groups for psychotherapists for several years. She is a national brainspotting trainer in training and is certified.


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