About

At the age of 54, I have a lot of miles under the hood. In my first career as an editor and a writer, I explored my passion for human psychology through reporting and storytelling. Intense exposure to wars, politicians, and poverty can really make you contemplate the meaning of it all. Not coincidently, I was examining my own life, growing to understand that the defenses I had formed around my wounding served to protect me, yes, but also kept me from fulfilling my potential. And that was just the beginning of the journey. Meanwhile, I grew to realize that as I healed, I longed to help others heal, and soon turned toward a career in psychotherapy. As a Contemplative Psychotherapist, I am interested in deepening my clients' capacity to open to themselves in all their wondrous and wild complexity. I consider it a sacred unfolding, not without its pain, but vital to living a life of depth and intimacy. I am so grateful that I get to do this work, to watch my clients rediscover their own beauty, trust the ground of their own nature.

 

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact me here.

Empire Now Radio Interview - Tom O'Neill
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Tom O'Neill holds an MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University, an MA in Fiction Writing from New York University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. 

Education

Master of Arts in Contemplative Psychotherapy

   Naropa University, Boulder, CO.

Master of Arts in English Literature/Fiction Writing

   New York University, New York, NY.

 

State License
Licensed Professional Counselor; Registration #0014717;
  Expires August 2019; State of Colorado, Department of Regulatory Agencies,
  Division of Professions and 
Occupations, Denver, CO.

 

Professional Trainings

Existential Psychotherapy (15.0 Contact Hours), August 2018; 
   
Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Somatic Psychotherapy (15.0 Contact Hours), July 2018;

   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Infectious Diseases in Addiction Counseling (14.0 Contact Hours), January
   2018; 
Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Professional Ethics II (14.0 Contact Hours), December 2017;

   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Clinical Supervision II (14.0 Contact Hours), November 2017;

   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Principles of Addiction Treatment (21.0 Contact Hours), October 2017;

   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Clinical Supervision I (21.0 Contact Hours), October 2017;

   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Pharmacology II (14.0 Contact Hours), September 2017;

   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Advanced Motivational Interviewing (14.0 Contact Hours), September 2017;

   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Pharmacology I (14.0 Contact Hours), August 2017;

   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Motivational Interviewing (21.0 Contact Hours), August 2017;

   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Group Skills (21.0 Contact Hours), June 2017;

   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Trauma-Informed Counseling Practice: Transforming the Well-Intentioned
   Therapist 
Training (15.0 Contact Hours), May 2015;
   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Motivational Interviewing Training (15.0 Contact Hours), August 2015;
   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training (15.0 Contact Hours), June 2015;
   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Mindful Recovery Training for Individuals Working with Addiction
   (5.0 Contact Hours), April 2016;
   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Prepare and Enrich Training for couples counseling
   (8.0 Contact Hours: Prepare and Enrich Certification), April 2016;
   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Introduction to Gestalt Therapy for Mental Health Professionals
   (15.0 Contact Hours), July 2014;
   Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver, CO.

Immersive Meditation Training (over 600 Hours),
   July 2005 through June 2015; various retreat centers.

In-depth independent study of the Hakomi Method.

In-depth independent study of the Internal Family Systems.

In-depth independent study of the EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization,
  and Reprocessing Therapy) Therapy.

 

Professional Memberships

Colorado Counseling Association; Member (April 2016 – Present)