Early on I chose people as my career. To help. To mentor. To guide.
In my twenties, I served as a wilderness instructor and therapist for at-risk youth. This experience ignited my passion for helping others, inspiring me to begin graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of Maine.
After completion of my internship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute, I earned a Ph.D. and have practiced as a licensed Colorado psychologist for a decade. My training is in cognitive behavioral therapy, but I am eclectic in practice. Other interventions I use derive from mindfulness, meditation, dialectical behavior therapy, gestalt, positive psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy, and family systems.
I work best with later adolescents through older adults. My person-centered approach allows me to connect with others easily. Whether it is an individual's first time or they are therapy-experienced, my approach is to take the time to get to know the person, their unique perspective, and what it is they are hoping to get out of therapy. Wherever you are, whatever you are struggling with, I will work to help you achieve your goals.
My specialty areas have developed over time and include the treatment of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, life dissatisfaction, relationship troubles, parenting, and self-exploration. I consider myself to be client-centered, accepting my clients where they are and choosing the best strategies to help them based on who they are.