I approach the work I do with clients from primarily a person-centered perspective. I also incorporate aspects of other therapies at times like Gestalt, Cognitive Therapy, and Psychodynamic therapy.
This means therapy with me starts with acceptance, empathy, and non-judgement. You can be yourself here, you can come as you are, and you will be treated as a unique individual who matters. I create an environment where you feel safe being honest – both with me and with yourself.
My goal is not for you to be in therapy forever. I want to help equip you with skills and self-understanding so you can get on with your life. I believe that short-term probelms can be solved in the short-term, but longer-term problems can take longer. Some people start to feel better after just a few sessions, but big changes can sometimes take a few months or longer. In the end, this is your journey, and you get to decide how long you stay in therapy. The best way to know what I am like is to schedule a free consultation and find out if I am a good fit for what you are looking for!
As a counselor, I enjoy helping others find self-acceptance and grow as people. I am passionate about the work I do. I also know what it is like to experience feelings of self-doubt and social anxiety. I have probably even experienced some of the same feelings and uncertainties that you are now at one point in my life.
After doing work of my own in therapy over time, I felt a deeper calling to help others on their own journeys of self-discovery and healing. In my mid-thirties, I was working in the business world but could not ignore what I felt called to do. I decided to become a counselor. I earned a BA in Psychology from the Metropolitan State University of Denver where I graduated with honors and then completed a Masters degree at the University of Northern Colorado in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I haven’t looked back.
While I was a graduate student, I served as a counseling intern at People House in Denver where I worked with individuals facing a wide range of mental health concerns. I am passionate about the work I do as a counselor and believe this is my true calling. I care about each person I work with and I am both humbled and honored to help people overcome the challenges they face so that they can live happier lives.
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