The most important aspect of my practice is the therapeutic relationship. No matter what "therapy intervention" I use, our relationship is the most important thing to me. My utmost goal is to provide my client with a safe and private space where he or she can feel completely unjudged and can have a reprieve from the world during the session. I have no agenda to push, except to walk beside you on your journey.
I specialize in grief and trauma. We all experience many losses throughout life, whether a death of a loved one, divorce or ending of any relationship, moving, changing jobs, termination of pregnancy for any reason, or a traumatic event in life. We are surrounded by loss and change, but it is through this suffering that light can often shine in. I have great compassion for anyone experiencing a loss. These losses can lead to other secondary issues, such as financial stress, substance use or abuse, relationship difficulties, loss of self-esteem or self-worth, anxiety, depression, etc. I want to help each of you intentionally grieve, manage the symptoms stemming from your grief or trauma, and find your authentic self and authentic voice once again through your loss. Once we realize what may be unresolved within ourselves, we can begin to work on other parts of our lives that need attention as well.
I utilize a non-judgmental, gentle and safe approach based in self-compassion. My therapeutic approach to pregnancy termination/abortion is neutral (non-political and non-religious) in order to best help with any grief or trauma stemming from this experience for some women, men or couples, no matter the reason for termination.
I invite you to call me to discuss your situation. I offer an initial free 30 minute session to get to know each other. The first few sessions usually consist of giving you the space to tell your story. If you are experiencing deep grief, I will sit with you and allow you the space to grieve. When ready, we will begin managing symptoms and delving deeper into the impact of loss, eventually transforming loss into meaning. Subsequent sessions are 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
I am a Colorado native. I grew up in the mountains of Steamboat Springs and moved to Denver in 1999. I attended Regis University where I obtained my Master of Arts in Counseling and I am now working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. My passions are my little family and my counseling practice. I was brought into this field after my brother's death in a car accident when I was 22. Through my own losses in life, I learned that there is room for healing. Time does help, but so does intention. Together, we can work collaboratively through these difficult life transitions and help you find healing and joy again.