My approach to therapy is holistic: prioritizing getting to know my clients through an open, non-judgmental lens. I utilize a person-centered approach in my work, taking time to understand the clients’ goals, past and present experiences and their strengths and resources. I value collaboration with my clients in prioritizing goals and evaluating their needs as they work through the process of therapy. Consideration of evidence-based research and my own professional experience strengthen therapeutic relationships.
I have experience working with clients with addictive behaviors such as substance use disorders (alcohol, drugs, etc.) and process behaviors (eating disorders, difficult relationships with food and/or exercise, compulsive sexual behaviors, gaming, internet, or social media use, and unhealthy or codependent relationships). I also specialize in co-occurring disorders such as trauma, mood disorders and anxiety. I integrate techniques from evidenced-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA. I moved to Colorado in 2015 to attend graduate school at the University of Denver. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my dog Rooney. I also enjoy socializing with friends, cooking, exercising and travelling.
Qualifications and experience
- Mental Health and Behavior
- Languages spoken
University of Denver (2017)
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (2015)
- UCHealth strongly encourages you to consult with your health insurer to determine accurate information about your coverage and benefits for a particular health care service provided at a UCHealth facility. Read more here.