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I am proud to be a Rocky Mountain native originally from Calgary, Canada, and have enjoyed living in Colorado for over 24 years. I consider Colorado home, having raised my family here, and enjoy spending time with them skiing, hiking, and traveling.
I bring to my counseling style the knowledge and respect for my clients that comes from my own life experience, the challenges of raising two (now grown) children, in addition to excelling in academics and my professional experience. As a therapist, it is my goal to provide a caring, safe environment where my clients feel free to explore their thoughts and feelings and grow into their best version of themselves.
I work with teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or who have a bipolar diagnosis. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy) which is foundational in my therapeutic work.
I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma. I have extensive training and experience working with those who suffer from complex trauma, and/or PTSD and understand that trauma and loss are often at the core of maladaptive behaviors, emotions and beliefs.
I am also skilled and passionate about working with individuals and their families struggling with bipolar affective disorders. With bipolar disorder, education and support can make a huge difference in both the individual’s and the family’s stability. I offer both individual therapy sessions as well as psychoeducational group therapy to address these needs.
My Training and Experience:
I have a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling, having graduated from both programs Summa Cum Laude. I frequently present on trauma and bipolar disorder at local universities and conferences, and am privileged to be a current facilitator for a WINGS Foundation group, working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I was program coordinator and psychotherapist at Servicios de La Raza in Denver, and a therapist at numerous mental health agencies throughout Colorado. I am passionate about continually learning and growing as a clinician; researching and taking trainings to stay current in the mental health field. This includes actively continuing with consultation and education in EMDR.
I hold memberships in the Colorado Counseling Association (CCA), American Counseling Association (ACA), Human Services Network (HSN), EMDRIA, and the International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society.