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 10 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.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC: 0006570
American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA)
Family and Child Investigator
Crisis Intervention Training
I completed my B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder, my M.Ed. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon, and my Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado with 15 years of experience in mental health. I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including individual and group outpatient therapy, school-based therapy, partial hospitalization, residential treatment, and mental health crisis settings. I have had the privilege of helping people of all ages find resources and solutions for issues including, but not limited to couples and family problems, life transitions, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.
My therapy approach is compassionate, and person centered. I believe that therapy is a haven from which to grow. I work within a Solution Focused framework integrated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients of all ages access the resources within themselves to meet their goals. I believe each client and problem is unique and will work with each client to build goals and solutions that honor clients’ journeys to self-actualization. My experience includes working with special populations such as First Responders (Police, Fire and EMS), Veterans, Military, LGBTQ clients and their families.
I am comfortable and culturally attuned to working with any age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex (gender identity, sexual orientation) and disability.
Certifications: Certified Family Life Educator, National Council on Family Relations Certified Within My Reach Trainer and pre-marital educator, PREP© License Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 971), Issued by Colorado
Professional Associations: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)Rocky Mountain Family Therapy Network (RMFTN)National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)