Training Institute for

Integrative Psychotherapy®

"Clinical Wisdom Arising from
Embodiment, Creativity, and Mindfulness"
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Faculty and Trainers
Training Director

J. Ryan Kennedy, MA, LPC, LMFT, RN, CACIII, BC-DMT, CLMA, RSME/T
Training Director;
Core Faculty


Email: ryan.kennedy@tiip.org

Ryan Kennedy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Registered Nurse (RN), Certified Addictions Counselor (CACIII), Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA), and Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSME/T). He currently serves as Chair of the Somatic Counseling Psychology Degree Program at Naropa University and is also the Director of its Body Psychotherapy Concentration. In addition, he serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado Denver and Front Range Community College. Ryan's clinical background includes extensive work with chronic and persistent mental illness, trauma and dissociative disorders, addiction and recovery, domestic/family violence, and living with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. He has completed specialized trainings in Gestalt psychotherapy, Jungian psychotherapy, the Laban/Bartenieff system of movement observation and analysis (LMA), and the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP). Ryan has been a psychotherapist since 1993 and maintains a private psychotherapy and consultation practice in Denver, Colorado where he uses an integrated approach that draws on his expertise in trauma and addiction recovery, systems theory, human sexuality, existential psychotherapy, contemplative practice, expressive arts therapies, and body-based psychotherapy.

Training Faculty

Zoë A. Avstreih, MS, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC, NCPsyA
Core Faculty


Email: zoe.avstreih@tiip.org

Zoë Avstreih is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, and a National Certified Counselor. She is also a licensed psychoanalyst and licensed creative arts therapist in New York State. She was a former Co-Chair of the Somatic Counseling Psychology Degree Program at Naropa University and currently serves as the Director of its Dance/Movement Therapy Concentration. In addition, Zoë was the founder/director of the Center for the Study of Authentic Movement and founder and former director of the graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. A pioneer in the development of Authentic Movement, she lectures and teaches internationally and has published widely
. She is the recipient of t
he Outstanding Educators Award given by the 1995 Conference Committee of the American Dance Therapy Association, The Harkness Choreographer Space Grant and was nominated for the Fetzer Institute Scholar Award.

Francisca F. Mix, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, ACS
Core Faculty


Email: francisca.mix@tiip.org

Francisca Mix is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. In addition to serving as Core Faculty at TIIP, she is also the Clinical Director at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute.




Paul J. Rakowski, MS, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS
Core Faculty


Email: paul.rakowski@tiip.org

Paul Rakowski is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. In addition to serving as Core Faculty at TIIP, he is also a longtime clinical supervisor at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute.