I’m an experienced, down-to-earth professional counselor motivated to support adults in working towards your personal goals of addressing addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I utilize humanistic therapies that include intentional use of mindfulness, as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I’ve been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2010 and Licensed Addiction Counselor since 2014 in Colorado. I am a member of the Colorado Counseling Association. Over my career I have had the opportunity to work with diverse clientele, including veterans, stay-at-home parents, retirees, GLBTQ, corporate professionals, BIPOC, and others.
I will work with you on developing realistic and sustainable goals, and to help you identify how you can empower yourself in your day-to-day life. I will listen, offer input, and be present for you. I value getting to know you and understand your concerns so we can co-create a plan that fits for you.
One thing you should know about me is that I am critical of the medical model as it relates to mental wellbeing, since this system has a tendency to over-pathologize normal responses to stressful life events. As a consequence to this model of care, we are in an overmedicated society, where we have been taught that pills are solutions to complex issues. I will never judge anyone if they decide to take psychotropic medication; I will, however, encourage you to research and understand the impact medication has on your mind and body since doctor’s too often skim over this information in their brief visits with you. It is possible that medication is what will help you to move forward in life, and as long as you are comfortable with the medication and what it is doing to and for you, that is what matters.
If my perspective and experience resonates with you, I am happy to provide you support in your personal journey.
- M.A. Clinical Counseling, University of Northern Colorado
- Stress Management
- Behavior Disorders
- Culturally Diverse Populations
- Identity/Body Image Issues
- People with Disabilities
- Kaiser Permanente
- United Healthcare