I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults. I work from a combination of depth psychological, mindfulness and life skill training approaches to explore and understand the mysteries of inner life, and to help clients find relief from psychological suffering. I work with clients to get to the root of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, lack of meaning, trauma and relationships struggles by an exploration of complexes, archetypes, and personal mythologies. I frequently use mindfulness, dreams, coping skills, EMDR and inner parts work. It is my experience that this offers clients a rich and deep understanding of themselves.
Over the last 20 years, I have worked in a variety of clinical settings helping people with various psychological difficulties including combat related issues, severe and persistent mental illness, cumulative relational trauma, psychological struggles related to brain injury, and trauma related to disasters and violence.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Colorado, and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology/ Counseling from Chapman University. I have been licensed in the state of Colorado since 2000.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, gardening, trying to knit, and doing art with my young daughter (usually involving some combination of clay, beeswax crayons, string, paint, pine cones and stinky markers).
It takes courage to start making this inward journey. If you are ready to take that step I am here to help hold the map and the lantern for you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CO LPC 3127