Not entirely conventional. Kind but blunt. Committed to helping you feel better. Comes with a dog.
I have always valued the rebels and the jokesters of this world because I believe that humor saves us from despair and that pushing limits helps us evolve and grow. In order for you to help yourself, you will need to push your limits of comfort. I can help you find and develop your courage and strength to do this. I base my treatment philosophy on developing your strength and your innate wisdom about what is best for you. I love helping people see their potential and start changing those patterns that are no longer working.
I graduated from University of California at Davis with a B.A. in psychology, and completed my M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California State University at Northridge in 2005. I have practiced in California and in Colorado for the past 10 years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado, a member of the American Counseling Association and I specialize in treating stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. I have been trained to use EMDR (trauma therapy) and I’ve committed myself to helping my clients heal old wounds, letting go of that painful, weighty baggage that can feel so crushing.
I am a firm believer in the mind-body connection. I will admit to gently pushing my clients toward yoga and meditation because I believe it’s important, that it can speed up the therapy process, and because I am invested in your success.
I live in the mountains above Boulder with my musician husband and our three dogs. I love to hike, camp, travel for music, watch bad tv, play guitar and do yoga. I do not claim to have it all figured out, but I know that things are never black and white, there are no absolutes, and that it is up to us to find our individual paths and make up our own rules as we go along. I have seen therapists with their own agendas – what they think is best for you – and I found it disrespectful and disruptive to the process. My goal is to help you identify what you think is important, what you think you need, and the best way to get to that point. I celebrate and appreciate diversity, and try to provide an environment that is safe for all people regardless of their differences.