Jake Kudeviz (they/them)
My passion for working with neurodiverse folx of all identity and expression actually began on my own journey of healing and growth. As I was obtaining my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, I was determined to find ways to navigate my own diagnoses of ADHD and neurodivergencey. This led me towards learning through various fields of study of Psychology, including Occupational, Neurocognitive, and Positive Psychology to develop more applicable learning skills. It was my clinical counseling classes, where I learned and practiced traditional talk therapy, that truly made me feel filled with purpose in my career. I then proceeded to obtain my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a specialization in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy at Naropa University to deepen my skills.
Throughout my time at Naropa University in Boulder, I have worked as a direct service provider for adults with neurocognitive disabilities and provided individual and group counseling to LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming neurodiverse folx. I also specialize in nature-based therapeutic approaches, including Wilderness, Equine, Gardening, and other nature-based modalities that help us reconnect with feelings of security and empathy through the natural world. My therapeutic approach serves to see the entirety of the person I am working with, and is influenced by Humanistic and Liberation Psychology. My modalities of interest include Internal Family Systems Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Existential Therapy to find healthy approaches to challenges and roadblocks that inhibit our flourishing.