Dr. Kauffman earned her doctorate in clinical psychology, health proficiency, in 1996. She has worked in community mental health in Colorado since 1996, providing services to people with a wide variety of mental health issues. She also has a private practice in Denver where she specializes in the treatment of trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling). Dr. Kauffman has specialized training in the areas of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). She is a behavior therapist and utilizes many mindfulness-based strategies in her work. Dr. Kauffman has always had an interest in health psychology and alternative therapies.