I love being a therapist and being able to help people grow and thrive in their lives. I have been told by many clients that I am calm, patient, easy to talk to, non judgmental and able to just "be there" in the space that they find themselves in at that time. I encourage and like feedback as it helps us make the most of the time we have together. I tailor my approach to your unique situation and needs and honor and highly value the connection between therapist and client. It is your journey and I want you to feel safe and comfortable with me in this process.
Starting therapy with a stranger is not easy and many wonder if the therapist will understand and “get” them. Being a living and breathing human just like you, I’ve experienced the both the joys and trauma of life and everything in between. And there is nothing that you could say or tell me that would shock me. I have also found that humor in the right circumstances can be very cathartic. Even though we’ve not encountered the exact same situations, I strive to understand and empathize with your unique life struggles. I believe humans are resilient but we sometimes get lost and feel empty and alone. I’m here to be your guide and help you make sense of the things in your life holding you back and assist you in learning skills that can help you become the person you want to be. I’m also an introvert and highly sensitive person and view these traits as one of life’s most precious gifts. I honor and use these gifts to listen openly and connect easily with clients in a genuine and empathetic way.
Defining and setting goals is something that begins as soon as we meet each other for the first time. We will collaborate together and discuss what you would like to change or improve in your life during the first session. I will look at the presenting issues that you bring but also your history and physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Then we will start identifying specific goals and objectives. As our work progresses I will check in with you about your goals and ask for feedback about how you think the therapy is going for you. I often use the "miracle question" which asks "if you were to wake up tomorrow and all your problems were solved, what would your life look like"? This helps you visualize specific goals and objectives to work on to get to that improved image of yourself.
Aging related concerns
Artists' mental health
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
CO, LPC, 3965
Master of Science, Professional Counseling, Georgia State University
I have more than two decades of experience working with people from all spheres of life and numerous types of issues. I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time when my career began. I got my Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. I did my internship at Positive Impact, a counseling center for people affected by HIV/AIDS and continued to volunteer there after graduation. Then, my manager in an unrelated field, told me her sister was starting a counseling center in Decatur, GA, a few miles away from where I was living at the time. I joined her in 1998 and soon knew that I had chosen the right profession. Since then, I’ve treated individuals with anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, sexuality/gender identity issues, mood disorders, relationship issues among numerous other concerns. I’ve been fortunate enough to work in group practice with psychiatrists, hospital systems doing assessments of people in crisis, inpatient psychiatric facilities and community mental health. I also have maintained a private practice for 15 years. Prior to the pandemic I had already been working virtually for several years. I also have worked with and alongside the LGBTQ community my entire career. I strive to help individuals grow and become the best version of themselves using evidenced based modalities and tailor therapy to an individual’s unique needs. When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, enjoying the hot springs that Colorado has to offer, working out, reading, baking and doing genealogy research.
Telehealth, Woodland Park, 80863, CO