My passion has always been to guide people in finding their path in life. I’ve found that this means different things to everyone; I strive to do my best in assisting my clients to find their unique place in this world. While I’ve received the following credentials, I think my clients are the ones who’ve taught me the most. I’ve learned about pain and resilience from them. I’ve also learned about joy and accomplishment from them. I give thanks to all of those people that have come to me over the past 20 years and trusted me enough to let me walk beside them as they work toward healing.
I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. My internship was served at Maria Droste Counseling Center where I worked with individuals in the agency setting and children in the elementary school setting. After I graduated in 1997, I continued as a pro-bono therapist at my internship site, which I later joined as a private practitioner.
In 2001, I received my License Professional Counseling (LPC) and in 2002 received my Certificate in Addictions, level II. I’ve been trained in EMDR and DBT and have attended numerous trainings and workshops relating to trauma.
I am a mother of three wonderful children and grandmother to three equally amazing grandchildren. My canine ‘child’, Tucker, is an important part of my life, as well. In my free time, I enjoy walking, hiking in the mountains, reading and writing.