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Avani G. Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC, CACIII, BC-DMT, MINT, ADS MEd

Counselor, Mentor, Trainer

​Avani G. Dilger is a certified Addiction Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Somatic Psychotherapist and an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist who has specialized in substance abuse treatment with adults, teens-at-risk, and their families. She has done extensive research, training, and clinical work with traditional and alternative approaches to substance abuse treatment. She is the founder and director of the “Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol” program that is currently offered in several high schools in Boulder and at Naropa University. She works as a substance abuse counselor for teens, families, and adults in Boulder. She is passionate about effective ways of supporting people with issues of resistance and ambivalence and is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She has been training professionals in Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based practices in Maine, Massachusetts, Illinois, Nebraska, Idaho, Arizona, New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii and Colorado.
(303) 859 – 5778                     
Education & Professional Licenses
• Master of Arts, Somatic Counseling Psychology, 2001; Naropa University, Boulder, CO
• Master of Education, 1996; University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
• Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, # 4442, State of Colorado
• Certified Addiction Counselor Supervisor, CACIII, # 6186, State of Colorado
• Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, American Dance Therapy Association
• Motivational Interviewing Trainer, Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
 Trainer for the “Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change” Program for the State of Colorado Division of Youth Corrections, 2013
​• Brain Spotting Training, Level I & II, 2013
- Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, 2019
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