I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. I was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force after serving our country for six years. I served our community for sixteen years as a law enforcement officer in various assignments including Detentions, Court Services, Patrol, Special Victims Unit Detective, Downtown Area Response Team and Property Crimes Detective.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over eight years of counseling experience across a variety of treatment settings including private practice, juvenile detention center and Elementary & High School Military & Family Life Counselor.
I provide counseling to children (8-12), teens (13-17) and adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, trauma and similar emotional disorders. My experience includes working with special populations such as First Responders (Police, Fire and EMS), Veterans, Military, LGBTQ clients and their families.
I use an integrated therapeutic approach of evidence-based methodologies to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. Theories include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Reality Therapy. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
I am comfortable working with any age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex (gender identity, sexual orientation) and disability.
ADHD Clinical Services Provider
Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC: 0006570
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD)
Family and Child Investigator
Crisis Intervention Training
Collaborating with and empowering individuals through their struggles, is my intention when providing counseling services. My goal as a therapist is to find solutions that work for you on an individual basis and help you discover your potential. There is not a magic button or quick-fix solution when it comes to healing from the past or coping with the present. What we can do is work together to find comfort and resolve in the difficult areas of your life and the challenges you have to face. Through various techniques, we’ll be able to figure out what behaviors and/or thoughts might be holding you back from living your best life.
Whether you’re looking for support or guidance through a particularly difficult time or you’re open to a real change in your life, we can work together to achieve your goals.
Prior to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, I was a first responder (Police Officer). I have 15 years of experience helping people in crisis/trauma. I am now transforming my unique experience to continue to help others through therapy. I know everyone is a unique individual. I use a holistic approach to therapy and utilize a variety of techniques/methods tailored to meet the needs of my clients. I specialize in trauma informed therapy. I have experience working with domestic abuse, sexual abuse, child abuse/neglect, PTSD, complicated grief & loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and other problematic issues.
I work with adults and pre-teens/teens (12+).
I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, a CACREP program. I hold certification as a National Certified Counselor.
American Counseling Association
Colorado Counseling Association
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Level 1 (CCTP)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Level 2 (CCTP-II)