BAEC Staff


Dr. John Gilburt PhD. CAC III, LPsy
Boulder Alcohol Education Center was co-founded in 1982 by licensed psychologist John Gilburt Ph.D., CAC III. John has 40 years experience working in substance abuse. He is a nationally recognized expert witness and evaluator, and has published numerous articles on substance abuse. John is also an accomplished guitartist, world traveler, and fisherman. See About Us.


Sandy Akerlund, BA


Matthew Holloran, JD, LPC, CAC III   

Matthew is a licensed professional counselor and has been practicing for over 10 years. He uses an eclectic set of intervention and counseling styles drawn from various therapeutic schools including: Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, Psycho-dynamic and humanistic theories of counseling.                                           






Jeffrey M. Price MA.LPC, LAC                          Jeff has been working in the field for 25 years and has been at BAEC since 1996. He is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed addictions counselor and a certified group psychotherapist. Jeff specializes in working with men and women of all ages who are experiencing addictive behaviors and difficult emotions. He works with individuals, groups, couples, and families. He is a nationally  known expert in Group Process.


Alejandro Perez  BA, CAC II Alejandroís cultural heritage has allowed him to work as a group facilitator and as a certified consultant for nurturing programs. His areas of expertise are prevention, parent education and family intervention. He has a Bachelorís Degree physical Education and Recreational Therapy. He is a certified addictions counselor level II, is bilingual and has worked with the Latino Community in the substance abuse field since 1991.


Beth Lichtenstein MA, LPC

Beth, Earned her Master of Art’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado; Bachelor of Art’s degree Double Distributed Major in Psychology and Religious Studies with an emphasis on Eastern studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.


Loretta Miller, MA, CACII

Loretta holds a MA in Counseling Psychology: Wilderness Therapy and is credentialed in Colorado as a Certified Addictions Counselor, Level II.  Loretta’s approach stems from the belief of a person’s basic goodness, highlighting the innate desire towards betterment and change.  She has worked therapeutically with adolescents, young adults and couples, in both wilderness settings and indoors, since 2011.  She is a certified Wilderness First Responder and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker 2009.