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Dr. Kohlenberg


‍ ‍ ‍ MEHP Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
‍ ‍ ‍ Postdoctoral Fellow, Saybrook University

Areas of Practice 

Dr. Kohlenberg’s clinical work includes the assessment and multimodal treatment of stress. Examples of conditions typically impacted by stress include chronic pain, anxiety, and a variety of health issues.

Certification & Licensure

Dr. Kohlenberg’s clinical certifications include Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH & SCEH), Biofeedback (BCIA), Heartrate Variability Biofeedback (BCIA), and Gestalt Psychotherapy (GIR). 

Sam is a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Colorado and Michigan, and is an Approved Clinical Supervisor (CCE).


Dr. Kohlenberg has worked as an Adjunct Faculty at Naropa University’s Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling, where he instructed from 2017-2020. In 2020, he completed a fellowship at Saybrook University in the Department of Psychophysiology, College of Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences. Sam has also served nationally as a faculty for organizations such as the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis


Dr. Kohlenberg has served on multiple boards and committees for non-profit and clinical and scientific organizations including Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), the Colorado Counseling Association (Ethics Committee Member, 2013), and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (Board of Governors Representative 2016-2019). He served as Founding President of the Colorado Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 2016-2017. At present, Sam is a board member for Alternatives to Violence Project Colorado, serves as president for the President of the Colorado Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and sits on the Public Policy and Legislative Committee of the American Counseling Association.


Sam’s current areas of research and authorship include Psychophysiology, Clinical Hypnosis, Professional and clinical Ethics, Gestalt Psychology, and Differential Diagnostics. For a complete list of publications, please click here.


  1. Degree Anticipated 2024


    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  2. 2019

    PhD, Applied Psychophysiology, Clinical Specialization

    Saybrook University, Oakland, California, USA
  3. 2017

    Graduate Certificate, Clinical Supervision

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA
  4. 2012

    MA, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

    Naropa University, Boulder, CO, USA

Clinical Work & Academic Appointments

  1. 2019-present
    Clinical Psychophysiologist
    The Denver Stress Clinic (private practice)
  2. 2020-present
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Saybrook University, Oakland, CA, USA
  3. 2017-2020
    Adjunct Faculty
    Naropa University, Boulder, CO, USA
  4. 2012-2019
    Capitol Hill Counseling Center (private practice)

Honors & Awards

  • 2019
    Dissertation with Distinction Award
    Saybrook University
  • 2018
    Stanley Krippner Award (Inaugural)
    Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis