I was born and raised in New Jersey, just a short jump from New York City. I moved to Colorado to pursue my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Colorado State University. I fell in love with Colorado and remained here to earn my Master of Art’s in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University.  I have always felt a calling to be of service. I began working in the counseling field at the age of 20, working primarily with adolescents in substance abuse treatment. Since then, I have explored many different areas of psychotherapy and feel deeply called to support the growth and transformation of my clients.  In my off time, I train Muay Thai kickboxing, walk my dog, Layla, and get in water as often as I can. I enjoy travel and try to see a different country every year, but keep finding myself in Peru! I look forward to our work together.

I was born and raised in New Jersey, just a short jump from New York City. I moved to Colorado to pursue my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Colorado State University. I fell in love with Colorado and remained here to earn my Master of Art’s in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University.

I have always felt a calling to be of service. I began working in the counseling field at the age of 20, working primarily with adolescents in substance abuse treatment. Since then, I have explored many different areas of psychotherapy and feel deeply called to support the growth and transformation of my clients.

In my off time, I train Muay Thai kickboxing, walk my dog, Layla, and get in water as often as I can. I enjoy travel and try to see a different country every year, but keep finding myself in Peru! I look forward to our work together.

Craig Salerno MA, LAC, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) focused on supporting the health and transformation of my clients.

I work to address core wounds and instilled beliefs that hold us back from being our most authentic selves. We are often stuck in patterns of thoughts and behaviors that create pain and suffering. By deepening into the therapeutic process, we will work to liberate from experiences of fear and avoidance, and move towards personal and relational health.

Healing is always possible and therapy does help. While the process may seem scary, it's also filled with insight, humor, and genuine connection along the way.

My specialties include addressing addiction issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and spiritual or existential concerns. I draw from evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and also work from a Contemplative Psychotherapy frame utilizing mindfulness and meditation. I am trained in Ketamine- and Cannabis-Assisted Psychotherapy and am passionate about psychedelic integration.

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