My goal is that you’ll feel accepted and understood when you meet with me as I am open-minded, compassionate, and down-to-earth. I will bring my sense of humor to our sessions if appropriate as a way to help you feel at ease. Our work together will be collaborative and authentic to support a sense of empowerment and healing for you to live a more fulfilling and purposeful life. I believe some things are too treacherous to move through alone – we get lost, and need someone else, a caring, supportive, non-judgmental presence, to help us find our way through.
My therapeutic style is a strengths-based, person-centered, collective approach using the methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and motivational interviewing. I also draw from Solutions Focused and relationally-focused modalities.
With a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Denver and a concentration in Family Systems, I have worked with patients with severe mental health and substance use concerns ranging from debilitating depression to psychotic symptoms in hospital settings, to those struggling with anxiety, women’s issues, issues related to gender and sexual orientation, crisis intervention, family conflict, and trauma.
I work collaboratively with patients and the integrated care team to leverage your strengths to meet your specific needs and goals.
Qualifications and experience
- Mental Health and Behavior
University of Denver, School of Social Work (2017)
Kalamazoo College (2011)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Licensed Clinical Social Worker 2019