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

Cindy Smith

Facilitator: Cindy Smith, LCSW 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. Phone: 720-841-6175, 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.


Melanie Young

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.


Karen Holland

Facilitator: Karen Holland, LMFT has started a peer consultation group in Denver once a month, usually on the first Friday. All BSP levels welcome.

Time: 10:30-noon

Location: 4155 East Jewell Avenue, Suite 703 Denver, CO 80222

Contact: Karen Holland at (720) 432-4409 or

Cost: No cost

About the group: This is a peer-to-peer consultation group. The group does not count toward Brainspotting Certification.

About the facilitator: Karen Holland is an experienced Brainspotting therapist specializing in a variety of marriage and family issues such as infidelity, communication and conflict problems, sex and intimacy issues, parenting, family concerns, interracial relationships, and much more! Karen holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Colorado College and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology/Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has studied the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Experiential Couples Therapy and has trained in brain-body based methods such as the Hakomi Method and Integrated Body Therapy. Most recently Karen has become a Certified Brainspotting Therapist.

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