A few words about who we are
We Are Committed to Our Clients
The team at Boulder Integrated Health is a group of highly trained and credentialed professionals who are passionate about recovery. We are diverse in background and practice but unified by one common thread: to collectively integrate our skill sets to treat and empower each client that we serve.
Disassembling negative belief systems
Creating meaningful relationships
Discovering your purpose
The knowledge that Danny gained while working at treatment facilities and therapeutic boarding schools was fundamental in building the fantastic program that BIH is today. He co-founded AIM House in 1999 and is the founder of the CU Boulder Collegiate Recovery Center. He helped create the Cocoon Program for chronically ill children at Children’s Hospital in Denver. He volunteers his time with Horizons Elementary School, Boulder County YMCA and several other human services agencies on the Colorado Front Range.
A long-time healer, Mae co-founded AIM house, a facility helping young men connect to their hopes and dreams, with her husband in 1999. In 2005, she expanded the program to include young women. An avid hiker and yogi, Mae has a deep passion for helping people find what they love. When not at Boulder Integrative Health, she spends time with her husband Daniel, their four children, Quinlan, Gracie, Devlin, and Ronan, and the family dog, Stella.
Darrick May, MD
Dr. Darrick May is an addiction psychiatrist who takes an integrative approach to addiction medicine. Dr. May obtained his M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical University and completed his psychiatry internship and residency at the University of Washington. Dr. May also completed an addiction psychiatry fellowship at the University of New Mexico and a postdoctoral clinical and research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to serving as the Medical Director of Boulder Integrated Health, Dr. May is conducting research on the potential antidepressant effects of alternative medicine in people with major depressive disorder.
Kelly Luck, MA, LCP, LAC
Kelly has a BA in psychology from the University of Redlands, and a MA in counseling from University of Colorado Denver. Kelly is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a licensed addictions counselor (LAC).
Kelly started her career as a therapist working at AIM House. After stepping away from AIM House Kelly has worked with both adolescents and adults in the inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment settings. Her most recent experience was working with a local high school to offer services that were unavailable socioeconomically for at-risk students within the community.
Kelly is incredibly passionate about working with substance abuse, mental health and trauma. She values the importance of building connection and community. In addition to working with substance abuse and mental health, Kelly has additional training and experience in trauma, attachment issues, DBT, CBT, brainspotting, and crisis counseling.
Kelly’s hobbies include running the endless miles of trails around the Boulder area as well as the Colorado Front Range. When she is not running on the trails she can be found running after her daughter or spending time with her husband and family.
Nadine Martin, PMHNP- BC Psychiatric
Nadine graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She also holds a certificate in Chemical Dependency from University of California, San Diego. After a decade of practice, Nadine earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing and a Nurse Practitioner Certificate from California State University, Long Beach. She has served as a Trauma Clinician at Scripps Memorial Hospital for thirteen years, practiced holistic treatments as a nurse practitioner and served as a medical consultant, designing and implementing telehealth training and international disease management programs around the world.
Chief of Operations
Wes is a Boulder, Colorado native. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Promotion. Wes has also completed CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy. He has been working with AIM house since 2015 and also assists as a Manifest Mentor. Wes is also a certified Colorado Peer and Family Specialist.
Wes has previously worked as a coach for CSU youth sports camps on multiple occasions and as an assistant coach at Borrego Springs High School for baseball. He also has experience working at the Miraval Tucson body mindfulness center, at Insight Intensive at Gold Lake as a participant trainer, and as the Fitness Director at Borrego Ranch.
Wes’ favorite part about working with young adults is to help them define their passions and to support them as they develop new skills. Wes is in active recovery and hopes that through his own experiences and mistakes he can help others conquer their fears and live a less painful life. Wes enjoys weight training, basketball, Brazilian JiuJitsu and a full life of sobriety when he’s not working.
Nick Zaring, MA, LPC, LAC
Nick received his BA in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology from CU Boulder where he was a BURST/BSI Scholar researching RNA viruses, mammalian genetics, and plant genomes. He holds an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Denver with a focus on addictions. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and enjoyed exploring many cultures overseas; he continues to be amazed at the diversity of life and the human thread that unites us all.
During his military experience and undergraduate research Nick became interested in mental health counseling as a way to heal the past, promote the future, and fully experience the present. As a counselor he has worked with many ages and backgrounds for the last 4 years. He has specific experience with adolescents, individuals with developmental disabilities, clients in the criminal justice system and addictions.
Nick is oriented toward an existential and humanistic approach to counseling and has training in CBT, 3rd Wave CBT, DBT, and person-centered therapies. He relies on research based and relationship focused interventions to help facilitate clients’ self-mastery. In his free time, he enjoys practicing and teaching yoga as well as riding his bicycle. He is a Colorado native with a passion for camping and bird-watching. Nick also enjoys playing drums. He spends much of his time with his wife and two cats.
Kathleen McCarthy - MA, LAC, LPC
Kathleen graduated with a BA in Sociology from Skidmore College in 2006 and earned an MA in Transpersonal Psychology Counseling from Naropa University in 2013. She believes in a holistic approach to working with recovering human beings. Drawing from many traditions, she blends mindfulness-based therapy, somatic work, CBT/DBT skill building, 12-step integration, and person-centered psychotherapy into her approach.
Kathleen previously worked at AIM House as a lead mentor for three years before taking a hiatus for a couple years to work in a substance disorder treatment program and is excited to be back and integrate all that she has learned into her role as a therapist. When Kathleen is not at work, you can find her practicing on her yoga mat, hiking/biking/camping in the mountains, experiencing live music through dance, and finding creative ways to engage with fun self-care.
Mike Murphy, Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT
Primary Therapist and Therapy Dog Prince
Mike holds a Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy from Regis University in Denver. He is drawn toward a systemic approach to therapy due the profound influences he’s experienced navigating many diverse systems, and more importantly the narratives that have resulted.
Mike’s clinical experience has been focused on Young Adults and Adolescents who are having trouble finding meaning, in what is an increasingly complicated world and time in their development. He believes clarity and healing can spring from the insight gained around profound influences, primarily family but also narratives formed through one’s academic and relational engagement. As a father of two young adults, He’s very in tune with the uniqueness of their generation and the traps of using 20th century motivational techniques on a brain that has been impacted by vastly different experiences.
Lastly, he cites finding it hard to look past the startling statistics around mental health, addiction and suicide rates of our young people today. The technological and societal dynamics at play appear to only be getting more intense and in need of greater insight to support this very stressed population.
Prior to (Aim House / BIH) Mike was dedicated to working with adolescents / young adults in very diverse settings including Boston where he initially worked as an In-Home Therapist in South Boston neighborhoods, then was recruited to facilitate groups in an Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) in East Boston; addressing their substance abuse with the evidenced based Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) Model.
Enjoying time with his family and friends, music festivals, hiking and playing drums are some of Mike’s favorite pastimes.
Courtney McCall - MA, LAC, LPC
Bio coming soon!
Lior Alon, MA, LPC
Lior (she/her/her) is a nature-based counselor who weaves elements of the natural world into her sessions whether inside or outside the office. She uses her extensive experience working in wilderness therapy, addiction treatment centers, yoga studios, schools, summer camps, outdoor education centers and youth mentorship/rites of passage programs to inspire creative, unique and transformative and most importantly playful experiences for her clients. She believes everyone has the right to feel at home and present in their body, mind and soul as well as in relationships with others and the natural world. She uses experiential, collaborative, strengths-based and body-centered approaches to support clients in strengthening their own intuition, personal power and wisdom. She holds a degree in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University and a has a small private practice alongside her work in the community. When not working, she enjoys movement practices such as hiking, yoga, ceramics, gardening and swimming.
Zev Keppleman - MA, LPC
Kaitlyn Anderson, MA, LPC, NCC, GEP
Kaitlyn received her BA in Psychology from The Colorado College and holds an MA in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado.
Kaitlyn was drawn to working with young adults at BIH after having worked for three years in wilderness therapy programs. Kaitlyn was inspired by the life changes she saw people make in wilderness and wanted to be a part of their continued journey as they transitioned back into their lives and society. Kaitlyn specializes in animal-assisted therapy where she utilizes relationship with animals and nature to help people gain connection, personal insight, and awareness that helps them to overcome challenges, fulfill themselves, and achieve life goals. She has a Gestalt, wilderness therapy, and DBT background and has been working therapeutically with people from many different walks of life for the last 8 years. Kaitlyn has experience working with individuals, couples, and families and can assist with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, attachment, family communication, self-awareness, personal growth, and self-exploration. As a therapist, Kaitlyn looks forward to embarking on the journey with her clients’ to help guide their process of building a better future.
In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys the outdoors with her husband and two children. She loves horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and being around water. She has a passion for traveling and living life in the moment.
Dakotah Acosta is committed to sharing the therapeutic benefits of creativity and mindfulness, while advocating in support of her clients’ overall wellness – body, mind, and soul.
Her Masters in Clinical Mental Health with a concentration of Transpersonal Art Therapy from Naropa University has provided the training she needs to use art to regulate and soothe individuals, as well as bring insights and clarity to their experience.
Dakotah has experience working with youth who are domestic violence sheltered and homeless, expecting and new parents and their families, as well as individuals who have Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Now working with BIH, she plans to expand her knowledge of clinical mental health, substance, and group work to best serve the Boulder community members who reach out for support.
Her love for art and mindfulness are witnessed not only in her therapeutic lens, but in her roles as a meditation guide, fine artist, and creator and host of her most recent project, Cut+Paste Colorado, a community collaging event.
Bio coming soon!
we hope you share our
Mission & Vision
To help you heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually, the team at Boulder Integrated Health focuses on supporting your health by planning for your future and connecting you to meaningful sober community.
We embolden our clients by disrupting dysfunctional behavioral patterns and working through stuck traumas and co-occurring disorders. We recognize that each of our client’s life circumstances are as unique as they are.
Our compassionate staff understands the discomfort associated with substance abuse and mental health challenges. We offer support in a way that resonates with each of our clients as they continue their process of individual self-discovery.