I believe that every person has the right to feel joy in life. We are faced with challenges as we navigate our way. With support and guidance, we can work together to alleviate negative emotions. Therefore, you can experience the happiness you deserve.
I have worked nearly 20 years in the field of hospice care and bereavement with children, teens and adults, teens in residential treatment, sports psychology, and trauma therapy.
My therapeutic approach is a strengths-based approach. This is drawing on a client’s skills and assets that are working to refine them. Collaboratively, we look for new methods of coping as well.
The lens I use in practice is a systems approach. The world around us is one of our biggest assets and we work to define and grow the relationships with others in your life. Whether it is people, nature or our minds, we draw strength from what surrounds us. We work to grow these strongholds to obtain a sense of belonging and community.
I competed as a member of the US Ski Team from 1991-1995. Because I have 10 years dedicated to athletic performance, I identify with the challenges of peak performance and stress.
I was raised in and live in Evergreen with my three children and husband and love all outdoor activities as well reading and traveling.
EDUCATION AND LICENSES:
- B.A. Psychology, (honors) University of Colorado at Boulder, 1998
- M.A. Social Work, University of Denver, 2001
- Licensed Social Worker, State of Colorado, since 2001 (#09923490)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certification, 2012
- Member of National Association of Social Workers since 2013
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused
- Family Systems
- Play Therapy
- Trauma Focused