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Mountain Landscape

Ray Findley SWC

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Hello! My name is Ray (she/they) and I am a white, queer, able-bodied, spiritual therapist, hypnotherapist, and group facilitator with a background in anthropology and a masters in social work. I’ve had training in heart centered hypnotherapy, intentional peer support, alternatives to suicide, and way of council. I’m passionate about working with people in a heart-centered and humble way that is anti-racist and identity affirming. I consistently work to be able to do this with greater depth and integrity. I believe we can develop space to hold the many challenges of being human together with accountability and deep self-love. It is my passion to help people go deeper into their relationship with themselves and others in order to find an increasingly honest, compassionate, and fulfilling way to live life that is their own, honoring every part of themselves.

I’m particularly passionate about hypnotherapy because I find it to be a way of delving into our truest knowing about ourselves, while holding ourselves in a loving container. My philosophy is that the more we can grow the ability to hold ourselves in love and compassion, the more we can grow into our most beautifully authentic expression of ourselves. While holding ourselves with compassion, we are able to look at our experiences and ourselves in an expansive way. This can open our world to more possibilities and allow us to see ourselves as we truly are. The challenges and difficulties we have faced may reveal hidden powers and abilities laying dormant within us that we have yet to fully harness. In this process, we have an opportunity to own what is ours—the identities, histories, abilities, and strengths— that make us who we are. My approach is inspired by heart-centered hypnotherapy, a person-centered, humanistic approach, strengths-based approaches, empowerment approaches, somatics, mindfulness, nervous system regulation, attachment theory, and grounded spiritual inquiry. I’d be honored to meet you where you are now and walk your path with you a bit, towards where you are meant to be.

Formal Education

MSW, Mental Health, University of Denver 

BA, Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder 

Other Training & Experience

Wilderness First Responder                                                                                                                      July 2020 - July 2023


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy                                                                                                                  April 2022                                                                                               

Mental Health First Aid                                                                                                                                            March 2022                                                                                                 

Human Subjects CITI Training: Social, Behavioral & Education Research                                            January 2022                                 

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention                                                                                                   September 2021                                                                  

Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy                                                                                                            September 2021                                                                                                                                                                    

Motivational Interviewing                                                                                                                                       August 2021  

Colorado Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect                                                                         April 2021                                             

Colorado Mandatory Reporting of Mistreatment of At-Risk Elders and At-Risk Adults with IDD   April 2021         

Verbal De-Escalation Training                                                                                                                         September 2020  

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