As a therapist, teacher, school counselor and parent of teens, I have taught and counseled hundreds of adolescents, and have walked alongside countless journeys toward adulthood, both smooth and rocky. With over 30 years of personal and professional experience, I continue to focus on the social emotional needs of both adolescents and adults.
When deciding on a therapist, it is especially important to feel a connection with the one you choose. My style is straightforward and energetic, kind and supportive, and intentionally focused on developing a warm and respectful working relationship with my clients. You'll find me to be interactive and engaged as I view psychotherapy to be an active, collaborative process between two people.
Integrating complementary methodologies and techniques such as positive psychology, mindfulness based interventions, and solution focused therapy enables me to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual. Our work together will be a joint venture in learning to get in touch with the roots of your behaviors and symptoms to more effectively understand yourself and sort out the challenges in your life. With compassion and understanding, I partner with you to help you build upon your strengths; nurture empathy and the ability to connect to yourself and others; and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.
I firmly believe in empowering individuals to discover and forge a new understanding of their emotional selves and to strengthen their connection to the voice inside them. What you focus on is what becomes powerful! It's time to shine.
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary and Special Education
University of Northern Colorado
Master of Arts Special Education
University of Colorado
Master of Arts, Counseling and Psychology
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Psychotherapist: 0011798 Colorado
Colorado Multi-Level School Counselor of the Year
Sexual and Family Diversity Pathway Institute - A Queer Endeavor
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
PREPaRE Trainer - School Safety Crisis Team Management
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC)
Colorado School Counseling Association (CSCA)
Anti-Defamantion League (ADL), Mountain States Region Volunteer