"Every woman who heals herself helps heal all women who came before her and all those who come after her."
- Christiane Northrup
First, I would like you to know that becoming a therapist has been quite the journey! I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to be a therapist – becoming a therapist has been years and years in the making, long before I knew it's what I was going to do for a career.
I have experienced my personal share of struggles and emotional wounding. I have also experienced deep and profound healing.
Therapy can help you overcome hardships, break free from negative patterns, and heal on a deep, soulful level. It can help you reconnect with your true Self - the Self that wants to re-emerge so that you can live the life you love and be free from the inner blocks that have held you down.
Everyone is unique, so my approach is always tailored to meet your needs. My approach is holistic because we will look at all aspects of your life, relationships, and experiences. My view of mental and emotional well-being incorporates:
Parts Work (Internal Family Systems, Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy, Ego-State Therapy)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention)
Additionally, I am a Health at Every Size (HAES) advocate. I support body-diversity, neurodiversity, gender-diversity/fluidity, and sexual-diversity/fluidity. I work with a variety of spiritual beliefs and will incorporate this in our work if it is a value of yours because I believe we heal best when we tend to mind, body, and soul.
Who I Work With
I am passionate about working with adults who are ready for real growth and lasting change for their mind, body, and soul! My specialties include: relationship problems, trauma, grief, body-image struggles, anxiety, and depression. I want you to know it's never too late to heal and grow. Through deep self-exploration that incorporates evidence-based treatment approaches, you can become empowered, confident, joyful, and connected with your true Self.
Areas of focus:
Trauma (including PTSD, negative childhood experiences, abuse, neglect, and any other traumatic experience throughout life)
Anxiety (including panic attacks, social anxiety, and general anxiety)
Life Transitions (life changes and stress)
Self-empowerment and Self-growth
I am a life-long learner with a deep passion for personal and spiritual growth. I enjoy making art, reading, writing, exploring nature, cuddling my two large pups, and spending time with my husband, my family, and my friends.
Relationships and authenticity are important to me! I strive to be my genuine self with others, whether it's friends or my clients, and surround my self with people I truly connect with. I love live music, good food, and exploring new places. I also enjoy staying home, curling up on the couch with a good book and some hot coffee or tea, or watching movies.
I have found more peace and acceptance in my own skin as I continue to learn to unapologetically embrace the real me. Finding my own sense of spirituality has been a long and ongoing journey, but it has been invaluable to my own healing process and my personal growth. I believe strongly in the power of forgiveness and welcome it as part of my life-long practice.
Education & Background
Education: I hold a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Regis University located in Denver, Colorado.
Licenses/Certifications: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).
Additional training/Continue Education: I have completed specialized trainings in complex trauma, EMDR therapy, IFS therapy, attachment-based therapy including emotionally focused therapy (EFT), ERP therapy, and more. As a therapist, I continue to educate myself both formally and informally through seminars, classes, research, peer consultation, and supervision.
But my most valuable teachers of all continue to be my clients!
All in all, I am an authentic, imperfect, human being who loves to help people navigate through this humbling journey we call life!