When was the last time you felt like you could completely be yourself? How often have you really felt like someone understood you? Our therapy sessions will be a confidential and safe place where you can come as you are and a place where you will be heard, understood, and accepted just as you are. In session I am supportive, curious, and genuine. I will hold space for you to experience your thoughts and emotions and work to appropriately challenge you at times as well.
I take an approach that incorporates aspects of humanistic, cognitive, existential, and psychodynamic counseling and is personalized to your individual needs. I can help you transform the way you understand and relate to your thoughts, beliefs, emotions and behaviors. I believe that by increasing awareness of ourselves and our patterns we have the power to change the patterns that either aren’t working anymore or maybe never have worked. I help my clients achieve greater mental well-being, decreased symptoms of anxiety or depression, greater confidence, and a sense of ease and control in their lives.
Before I became a therapist, I worked in the corporate world for 15 years in positions in the banking and finance, software, and corporate real estate sectors so I understand what it means to have a highly demanding job and how that can impact mental health.
When I am not in my therapy office, you will likely find me playing blues riffs on my electric guitar, reading a good book, walking in a park, or attempting to cook.
If you feel overwhelmed and ready for change in your life, I invite you to click the orange button and schedule a free consultation. I am looking forward to talking with you!
Qualifications and Education
LPCC-Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate – State of Colorado permit # LPCC.0017398
Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling – University of Northern Colorado
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Psychology – Metropolitan State University of Denver
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