I have a deeply rooted passion for empowering others, especially children, teens, and young adults. I became distinctly aware of this while working in Peru with children with autism during my sophomore year of college. For over a decade, I have continued to work with children and adolescents in numerous settings, including victim witness services, serving as a respite house manager, providing school therapy, community therapy, as well as providing therapy at Rocky Mountain Pediatrics collaborating with physicians for treatment. All have provided me unique experiences and have expanded my ability to provide specialized support for my clients with whatever life challenge they may be facing. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I take pride in continuing to grow as a therapist through experience and extensive advanced trainings.
My primary focus of work is with children, adolescents, and young adults, although I do work with clients of all ages struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety and everyday life stressors. The resilience of my clients never ceases to amaze me. I truly love the therapeutic process, witnessing the positive change in my clients and helping them see how much they matter!
I am EMDR trained and actively engage in continuing education and consultation in this form of therapy. EMDR therapy is my primary area of focus for all ages. The thing I enjoy most about EMDR is the various modalities that can be integrated into treatment, such as, play therapy, sand tray therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), supportive reflection and family therapy. Working with children and adolescents I have learned to value creativity and especially, spontaneity! Therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I am always seeking ways to personalize each session to what best suits each of my clients and their treatment goals. Most importantly, I find ways to encompass what the client enjoys, as well as harnessing their strengths and values into therapy to help foster confidence, happiness, exploration of who they are and to inspire them to follow their hopes and dreams – whatever they may be.
A Little About Me:
I grew up in Boise, Idaho, in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains that instilled in me an appreciation for nature, white water rafting and other outdoor recreation. In more recent years, some of my family moved to Colorado and in order to be closer to them, I decided to relocate to Denver in 2016. I love it here because I get the best of both worlds – the city and the mountains. I am minutes away from some of the most important people in my life, including my nephew, who I adore! For fun I love to watch sports, work on puzzles, read various books and research, as well as enjoy the company of my family.