I’ll listen. I’ll offer suggestions if you ask for them. I’ll (try to) make you laugh. I’ll push you. I'll gently point out patterns where you don't see them. Most importantly, I'll be there with you and for you through this process.
What I offer in sessions is the space for clients to reconnect with themselves; to allow those creeping feelings that we continue to push away to reach the surface and become recognized and validated; to identify why we've been struggling with certain feelings, relationships, or neglecting our passions, and to give these essential aspects of self some attention and care. Maybe you've experienced some sort of trauma in your life rendering you stuck and fragmented. Or maybe your job is sucking the life out of you. Everyone has something they're struggling with, and it's important for you to realize you're not the only one and blaming yourself for your problems is like pouring salt in the wound. Especially today when our society and culture expects us to be constantly pushing ourselves to the limit, we may resort to putting our self-care last in order to fulfill all of our responsibilities. We can get so wrapped up in juggling everything at once, that we don’t take the time to appreciate the parts of ourselves that are begging for our attention, or the parts that we feel we don't have enough time or energy to nurture. This can and will eventually lead to feeling exhausted, hopeless, anxious, empty, self-critical, etc. My hope is to provide a safe and comfortable space for my clients to first heal their wounds, and eventually make steps toward nourishing their lives in every way.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and have been practicing in the field for over 4 years. I transitioned into private practice to be able to give more focused attention to my clients and foster creativity in my work. I believe that feeling like your therapist is a good fit for you is the most essential aspect of therapy, so it is important to figure out if we can connect. Some of my favorite things in life are spending time with the people I love, painting, skiing (really anything outdoors), craft beer, and America's Funniest Home Videos. Contact me to set up a consultation so we can discuss what it would be like to work together.