Darrah Westrup, Ph.D.

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Colorado and California. I am also an approved PSYPACT provider, which means I am authorized to provide teletherapy to clients in 33 participating states: https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap

I spent the first decade of my career serving as Director of a women’s residential treatment program for PTSD at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare system. I became a recognized expert in PTSD and in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and am a peer reviewed ACT trainer and ACBS Fellow. I regularly provide ACT workshops and trainings throughout the U.S. and worldwide.

In 2011 my family returned to our native Colorado, settling in Durango to enjoy the benefits of small town living – a strong sense of community, outdoor activities, a closer tie with Nature. I love skiing, river rafting, and playing my fiddle in this music-loving town! I’m grateful for being able to serve the community I cherish in my private practice, while keeping my foot in the larger world by writing and continuing to conduct workshops and trainings in all sorts of interesting places.

Specialty Training

2-year postdoctoral fellowship
Stanford University
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Psychology Internship
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System

Doctoral fellowship
West Virginia University


Professional Licensure

Licensed clinical psychologist since 2001
Colorado board of psychology license 3694
California board of psychology license 17439
PSYPACT Provider since 2022

ACBS Fellow
Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer