I believe that everyone is striving toward health and happiness, but we often get stuck along the way. I endeavor to help my clients discover and create the positive changes that they desire in their lives.
My approach works through both the mind and the body, to identify old patterns that are no longer working, and to explore new ways of living in the world. I welcome every aspect of who you are, and foster an honest and open relationship.
I’m passionate in supporting both individuals and couples as they navigate the complexities of their lives. I particularly enjoy working with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, intimacy, life transitions, grief and loss, as well as perinatal and infertility issues.
The time I’ve dedicated to my own personal growth and healing from trauma, with the help of skilled professionals, has significantly changed my life, and I’m committed to supporting you on your own journey of purpose, love, and connection.
Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2013
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that every person is
fundamentally whole. However, trauma and emotional wounds cloud our
natural ability to feel at peace with ourselves and with our lives. I approach
therapy as a collaborative process, guiding my clients to uncover their own
deep wisdom, healing, and aliveness.
My approach to therapy is direct, kind, non-judgmental and accommodating.
I use a present-moment focus that invites my clients to explore their thoughts
and feelings in new ways, listening to the messages from within. I also help
my clients connect to their bodies and develop deeper presence in
themselves. Through this process, clients develop tools for working with
intense emotions and getting out of anxiety loops.
I have specialized training in Somatic Experiencing and EMDR (Eye
Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trauma modalities that work
directly with the nervous system and brain to process trauma. As trauma is
released from the body, clients naturally begin to experience openness,
flexibility, and vitality.
In my own life, I spent years living at a meditation retreat center and learning
how embodiment and mindfulness can help unwind emotional wounding and
trauma. This experience ultimately led me to my career as a therapist. I have
also studied movement and dance-based healing traditions and facilitate a
practice called Social Meditation that teaches us how to use meditation
principles for deeper connection and authenticity with others.
My specialties include trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, panic disorder and
attachment. I also have years of experience working with young adults on the
autism spectrum and as a hospice grief counselor.
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University
Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado #0016250
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Advanced II
Hello! Before you continue reading, let me just say how glad I am that you have chosen Trilogy as you enter a place in your life where you are ready to seek help for yourself or a loved one. And to ultimately begin healing from whatever has become a barrier in your path! I know that seeking help is not always an easy feat and I commend you for taking the first step in the process.
I believe that every single human (even young individuals) may have encountered an obstacle, barrier, or complete plot twist at some point in their life that has impacted their ability to reach their full potential and happiness, whether small or big. My approach is to identify the origins of these events, how they have impacted your life, and then begin the healing and growth process through exploration of different patterns of behavior, ways of communicating, and skill building. I also believe that an open, honest, and collaborative relationship is key to successful therapy and I strive to build the foundation of this relationship prior to engaging in any further therapeutic healing to ensure we are the right fit.
My previous experiences personally, and as a therapist, have led me to become highly passionate about working with adolescents and young adults, specifically with complex trauma. My specialties also include PTSD, anxiety, depression, attachment, LGBTQ+, abuse/violence, relationships, and adoption. If you feel as though yourself or a loved one could benefit from my experience and passion, I am committed and excited to collaborate with and support you on your journey of healing and growth.
Psy.D., The Florida School of Professional Psychology, 2019
I believe we all possess the strength to overcome life’s challenges, but often we need extra guidance, support and new “tools” to get to a more fulfilling place. My goal in therapy and coaching is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to help clients create new pathways for growth, self-compassion and a better understanding of their life experience.
I work with many therapeutic issues including anxiety, depression, emotional eating, grief, relationship/communication challenges, codependency, women in the prenatal/postnatal phase of life, parenting and trauma. I work with older adolescents (15+) and adults using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, Transpersonal and mind-body/mindfulness therapies. In the fast-paced world we live in, it can be easy to get caught up in overwhelm, stress, confusion or simply feeling stuck. My goal is to empower my clients by helping them move from a place of stuckness and uncertainty to creating space for clarity, freedom and joy. I work with clients by sloooowwwwing things down...slowing down thoughts, emotions, physical experiences and patterns of avoidance to notice what needs to be known, understood and resolved. I frequently employ creative techniques such as art therapy and guided visualization to help clients tap into deeper levels of awareness and insight.
As a health and wellness coach I assist clients in creating more clarity, energy, and vitality in their lives. I strongly believe in the mind-body connection and will work from both of these angles to help my clients find healing. I particularly enjoy working with clients around digestive issues, fatigue, headaches/migraines, weight loss, body image, hormone issues and skin irritations (acne, rashes, etc.). If we want to live our very best life it’s important to be intentional and focused about our choices, and I strive to provide the resources and accountability you need to help facilitate powerful change.
MA, Counseling, Regis University
Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC), Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado
BA, Psychology, University of California, Riverside
Trained in TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)