Samuel Kohlenberg, PhD


3003 E 3rd Ave, #B110-B
Denver, CO, 80206, USA


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Contact Information

Call: +1 720-437-9898

Samuel Kohlenberg


‍ ‍ ‍ MEHP Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
‍ ‍ ‍ Postdoctoral Fellow, Saybrook University

Areas of Practice 

Dr. Kohlenberg’s clinical work includes the treatment of stress, and his area of clinical focus includes therapy for exceptionally, and profoundly gifted young adults.

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, Michigan, and North Carolina, 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-present. He is a Teaching Fellow at Saybrook University in the Department of Psychophysiology, College of Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences. Sam also serves nationally as a faculty for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.


Sam 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.

Membership In Scientific, Clinical, & Professional Societies

Dr. Kohlenberg is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Psychology Section [J], Medical Sciences Section [N], Neuroscience Section [V]), the American Physiological Society (CNS Section), the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology , the Colorado Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the EMS Association of Colorado, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.


Sam’s current areas of research and authorship include Clinical Hypnosis, Ethics in Professional Counseling, 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. 2020-2021
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Saybrook University, Oakland, CA, USA
  2. 2017-2020
    Adjunct Faculty
    Naropa University, Boulder, CO, USA
  3. 2012-2019
    Private Practice
    Denver, CO, USA

Honors & Awards

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