A bit about me – I have lived in Colorado all of my life and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I love being surrounded by such beauty and enjoying all four seasons each year. In my free time, I enjoy listening to audiobooks and podcasts, exercising (walks, yoga, and weight lifting especially), catching up with loved ones, and enjoying movies, shows, comedy, and video games with my husband.
A personal understanding of what it means to struggle and experience hardship in my own life and upbringing led me to become a therapist, and I feel very privileged to be one. I attended school at the University of Northern Colorado as a first-generation student, earning my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology: Family Studies in 2011 and my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling: Couple’s and Family Therapy in 2016. I received board-recognition status as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) in 2016 and eventually earned my Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) status in 2018 after working under a supervisor for two years post-graduation. I primarily work with folks in the Broomfield/Denver metro area, though my license allows me to work with anyone in the state of Colorado via telehealth. I look forward to meeting you!
Above all else, I believe that therapy is most helpful when an authentic, human-to-human connection exists between therapists and their clients. With that said, I encourage you to find a therapist who is a great fit for you in terms of comfort and rapport, in addition to their clinical knowledge and expertise.
It is my priority to provide you with an encouraging and warm space to work on what brings you to therapy, and you can count on me to support you from a place of strengths-based and person-centered values (empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard). I am interested in tailoring my approach to your specific needs, background, and goals. I want to learn about who you are, your values and worldview, important people and moments that shape your past and present, your hopes for the future, and the biopsychosocial identities that make you the exceptional person you are.
I believe that a systemic, integrative, biopsychosocial model is the most well-rounded approach to therapy, meaning our work will likely include evaluating how the systems you are impacted by, from the world around you to the body you live in, play a role in your life and therefore your healing.
Some of the evidence-based modalities I use include: person-centered therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, body-based interventions, trauma-focused approaches including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Gottman couple’s therapy interventions, family systems therapy, Human Validation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Because therapy is just one of the many hours of your week, you can expect me to provide you with coping skills and homework assignments to focus on between appointments. This complements the processing, insight, and feedback you will hopefully find during our sessions.
My goal is to help you arrive at a place where you have what you need to no longer need the support of therapy at some point. I encourage you to keep me informed about how your needs change while we work together, and know that you can return to therapy any time it might be helpful to have a booster session or re-engage in therapy as new needs or goals arise.