Do you want to feel less anxious and experience more ease? Do you struggle with habitual patterns that prevent you from achieving your true desires? Do big emotions cause strain on yourself and those you care about? Does substance use prevent you from feeling connected with yourself and others? Individual Psychotherapy is a place to explore yourself, get the know the real you, and align your choices with your true values. I combine scientifically-based methods with Eastern wisdom traditions to cultivate an integrated healing experience. Using mindfulness to connect mind, body, emotion, and spirit I help you to discover who you truly are and free yourself from your own suffering.
$100 per 50-minute session
Do you want to resolve conflict more easily in your relationship? Do you want to experience more joy and less heartache with your partner? Intimate relationships intensify our experience by bringing our “attachment system” (what we learned from our parents) into the foreground. Intimacy allows for corrective experiences and lasting change and growth, and can also elicit intense emotions that trigger feelings of abandonment, rejection, and neglect. Using a combination of psychoeducation, mindfulness, interrupting patterns, and non-violent communication skills, I help couples deepen their sense of connection, love, empathy, and appreciation for each other.
$150 per 80-minute session
Does your adolescent child struggle with managing screen time, on their phone, laptop, or gaming systems? Are they struggling to manage their emotions, relationships, and school work? Are they searching for a sense of identity and suffering pangs of becoming an adult member of society? As a snowboard and skateboard instructor, youth counselor, and lifelong gamer, I connect authentically with young adults and help them discover how to act in alignment with their true values. Using principles of mindfulness, drawing on ACT Therapy, and utilizing activity-based interventions, I engage with adolescents to help them discover how to make choices that add value to their life in the present and for years to come.
$100 per 50-minute session
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Zachary M Kruger is a contemplative psychotherapist who holds the view that all people have access to an inner source of inexhaustible clarity, wisdom, and compassion - our indestructible wakefulness. Zachary’s approach to therapy is non-pathological, gentle, and centered around helping clients move towards integrity in all areas of their life by synchronizing logical mind with emotional body and spiritual aspirations. As a contemplative psychotherapist, Zachary blends classical approaches of Western psychology with time-tested offerings from Eastern wisdom traditions. Zachary offers a warm, compassionate, and curious presence to help clients deepen their understanding of themselves, their relationships, and how to navigate life’s challenges.
Zachary uses a body-centered approach relying on tools and techniques from Gestalt therapy, ACT therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, sandtray, mindfulness-based therapies, and Buddhist psychology. Using a combination of talk therapy, mindfulness-based activities, games, and play, Zachary encourages clients to incorporate the wisdom of their bodies alongside their discursive mind. Zachary works with those addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem and low-self worth, bipolar symptomatology, codependency, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, screen/game addiction, trauma/PTSD, family dynamics, LGBTQ issues, addiction, sexuality issues, abuse, attachment, grief and loss, health issues, chronic pain, death and dying, existential crisis, spiritual emergencies, men’s issues, and those seeking mental-emotional wellness.
Zachary holds a Master’s Degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. Additionally, he is a nationally certified snowboard instructor, youth skateboard instructor, avid outdoorsman, a lifelong gamer, a practicing Buddhist, and clinical support provider at Naropa University.
His areas of study include the intersection of Eastern Wisdom Traditions and Western Psychology, the integration of spiritual and psychedelic experiences into everyday life, the underlying causes of addiction, the detrimental effects of toxic masculinity, and the compassionate inquiry of psychosic.