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.                                           


Alice Henriques BA, CCPS II, CAC III 

   Alice is a Certified Addictions Counselor III, has been working with people who have substance use and abuse issues since 2008 in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is skilled with Individual Sessions and Group Facilitation.  She integrates strength based, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, mindful, and motivational interviewing approaches. She has extensive trainings in Motivational Interviewing, Group Counseling Skills, CBI-Substance Abuse Curriculum, Interlock Enhancement Counseling, Impaired Driving Treatment and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. Alice earned her Bachelors’ degree from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.



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, LPCC, LAC

  Loretta holds a MA in Counseling Psychology: Wilderness Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and a Licensed Addictions Counselor.  Loretta has worked therapeutically with adolescents, adults, couples, and groups in, both, wilderness settings and indoors, since 2011.  Her focus is Substance Abuse issues, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma Recovery.  She is a certified Wilderness First Responder, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker 2009 and Yoga and Meditation teacher. 


Ning Xu, BA

   Ning was an international student in the University of Colorado Boulder and earned her bachelor degree in psychology. She is an intern of BAEC currently.