Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

David Delaney, M.A., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

David Delaney: NeurOPTIMAL™ Neurofeedback Representative
phone: 303-815-3160
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Therapist Information

Therapist Gender: MaleYears in Practice: 36
Licensure or Registration: Licensed Professional CounselorNumber: 4737
State: ColoradoFee Range: $150-$200

Client Focus

Mode of Therapy: Individual, Couple, Family, Group, Organizational
Age Specialty: AllClient Gender: All
Client Sexual Orientation: AllEthnicity: All
Languages Spoken: Italian

Specialty Areas

Anxiety or Fears
Shyness or Social Phobia
Trauma/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress)
Hearing Loss
Life Transitions
Personal Growth
ADHD (Attn. Deficit Hyperactivity)
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Brain Injury
Sensory Integration
Learning Disabilities
Attachment Disorders

Treatment Approaches

Body Oriented Psychotherapy
Eclectic Therapy
EMDR Eye Mvemnt Desensitization & Reprocessing
Person Centered Therapy
Somatic Breath Work
Somatic Psychology
Transpersonal Therapy

A somatic psychotherapist​,​ trainer​ since 1982, I work exclusively with singer's, actors,​ dancers,​ ​as well as with those​ those folks who use their voice professionally in their work​. Learning to be authentic​​ in front of other humans is not always easy​-​ but we​ll ​worth the journey. In fact, m​any​ people feel that dying would be easier tha​n​ having to communicate in front of an audience.

Unresolved trauma is​ a big part of ​this source of our panic states that prevent us from being in the state of calm​, and only​ where true emotions are experienced. Our survival muscles, also called the muscles of initiation​ or emotional muscles​, are also the muscles that ​control speech and singing. When we are in a state of fight​-​flight​-​freeze, they lose their relaxed elasticity and go into either a hyper or hypo mode of functioning. This is what ​I​ call either minimized or ​aggrandized function​ing​, and neither of them are effective for authentic​, nuanced, and effective​ communica​tion.​

There are somatic principles, exercises, and strategies that are used in the professional entertainment industry that you can benefit from, even if you are not Broadway bound. These transmittable skills and contemplative approaches begin to ground your body and psyche. They provide you with a somatic inside-out orientation that is key to learning to manage the energy that is generated when an audience is present. If you do not know how to condition these small, intrinsic muscles layer, you will continue to be 'taken-out' and lose energy.

I also utilize advanced technologies that can directly get under the biological protective mechanisms that generate these suffering states, which prevent us from being relaxed and authentic in front of others. I can train the Central Nervous System to orient more toward relaxation rather then panic and anxiety, its natural orientation (except when an overload of unresolved trauma is being carried). These are tried and true approaches that are highly effective: NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback Brain Training & the Tomatis® Method, both of which I am certified in.

​If your condition warrants, I also provide advanced somatic therapies that free the tenstion-fear that is held in your body​. If you are carrying a certain threshold of unresolved fear in your nervous system, it will take over in 'charged' situations, and you lose a good degree of present moment awareness and functioning. This has been 100% understood in certain strata of the Oriental non-aggressive martial arts, which I have trained in and taught since 1985. I began working with singers and actors in 1982 in NYC and have mastered a number of somatic therapies that are fully non-aggressive and highly effective, including Rolfing®, Cranio Sacral, Chua Ka® Bodywork (the most sophisticated bodywork for discharging fear, in a completely non-aggressive manner).

I am also a singer and voice trainer, and perform & teach regularly in front of live audiences. As well known acting coach Matt Chait from LA says, "David practices what he preaches".

I am also happy to hear from you, to explore if we might be a good fit to work together. This is my lifetime work and encompasses all that I do.

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