Dr. Cedar Barstow,MEd, CHT, DPI

Dr. Cedar Barstow,MEd, CHT, DPI

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: Other
Primary Credential: Registration - 0000128


Boulder, Colorado 80304

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My Approach to Helping

Let me be a resource for you. My clients find their experience to be engaging, deeply and immediately useful, insightful, and empowering. They look forward to sessions.

As a Consultant or Coach for issues related to power and its use and misuse.

Feeling disempowered in general or with a relationship or situation at work? Power dynamics are complex and affect all of us. Updown, inout, oppressoroppressed, extrovertedintroverted, strongly boundariedloosely boundaried, directiveresponsive--these continuums are the playground for power issues. Exploring these issues can help you in feeling more empowered, skillful, and effective.

As a Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapist.

Whether you have a specific issue or situation that you want to work with or you are feeling generally overwhelmed, stuck, upset, anxious, or just plain not the Self you'd like to be, individual psychotherapy will bring relief, new perspectives, and empowering self-understanding. For me, the most important aspect of a healing environment is a quality of loving presence. You will find that I give a lot of attention to this.

As an Organizational Consultant.

Are you dealing with ethical issues in your workplace, religious community, political group, non-profit organization? Are you having a hard time knowing how to resolve, correct and repair? I and my staff at Right Use of Power Institute are available to work with you and your group. We have experience with ethics and power issues training, using a grievance processes that focuses on resolution and education, and creating ethical guidelines that fit your organization.

More Info About My Practice

Right use of power is the very heart of ethics. The complex and compelling issues of power and of ethics have been a long time passion of mine. I am committed to teaching and advocating for right uses of power everywhere. Good intentions need to be supported by understanding the nature of power and how to use it with integrity and avoid the many perils of power. The four dimensions of right use of power are: Be Informed, Be Aware, Be Connected, Be Skillful.

Resources I can offer you:

A. Trainings
B. Books: Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics; Living in the Power Zone: How Right Use of Power Can Transform Your Relationships
C. Advocacy programs
D. Individual Counseling and Consulting:
More information about the above resources can be found at:
You can reach me directly at 720-480-1342,
E. Good Therapy Topic Expert articles

Professional AffiliationsActivities: Adjunct Faculty at Naropa UniversityMember of the Faculty of the Hakomi Institute Originator and Director of the Right Use of Power Ethics Program

Author: "Seeds: A Collection of Art by Women Friends". Rainbow Press: 1976"Winging It: A Women's Guide to Independence", 1984(with Mary Martha Miles Muck)"Tending Body and Spirit: Massage and Counseling with Elders". 1985numerous articles in "Hakomi Forum", 1986-1995Chapter in "The Nature and Function of Rituals: Fire from Heaven", edited by Dr. Ruth Inge Heinz, 2000"Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics", 2005article published in The USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, Volume 5, Number 2, 2006 "Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics"chapter "Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy," Norton: 2015

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Professional Interests and specialities:Ethics concernsEmpowermentResilienceConflict ResolutionShort term therapyLife TransitionsStressMindfulnessGriefMidlife or aging issuesSpiritualitySelf-esteemSelf-expression

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Authentic Movement
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Energy Psychology
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Voice Dialogue

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