Are you having trouble sleeping? Do you feel overwhelmed by chronic pain or headaches? Do you have mild to moderate asthma and wish you didn't have to use your rescue inhaler so much? Are you overwhelmed by relationships, including those with your parents? If you answered "YES!" to any, some or even all of these questions, then take a slow, gentle breath and know that I am here to help you feel empowered and able to cope with these types of issues.
I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT), biofeedback and mindfulness to help people with insomnia, chronic pain, tension and migraine headaches, closed head injury, asthma, anxiety, depression and difficulty coping with stressful life events such as job loss, relationship issues, and divorce.
I have specific interests and abilities in:
• helping you diminish or defeat insomnia using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-i) and general biofeedback
• helping people with mild to moderate asthma better manage their symptoms by teaching them how to harmonize their breathing and heart rate through heart-rate variability (HRV) biofeedback
• helping adult children who have a narcissistic parent learn how to better understand themselves, their parent and the relationship, and start the healing process.
I offer you thoughtful, present-centered, and goal-oriented care in a safe, comfortable environment. I believe, and have received consistent feedback from my clients, that by using self-regulation and awareness through attention to our physical bodies, thoughts, emotions, behaviors and even our spiritual nature, we can not only address a specific concern, but also improve our well-being and quality of life in general.
I have a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado, and have been a psychotherapist for more than 10 years. I am a Board Certified Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and have been working in the biofeedback field for almost 20 years. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback so that I stay tuned in to the latest developments on the best, most effective techniques and treatments.
When I am not helping you, I do my best to walk my talk. So, most of the time (I'm human too), I sleep like a baby, manage my pain, and enjoy healthy relationships. I use my self-regulation and mindfulness tools when I ski, mountain bike, hike and camp in the beautiful outdoors.
I look forward to hearing from you.