My Approach to Therapy
I believe in the mind-body-spirit connection and take a holistic and systemic approach to therapy with my clients. This means that I believe that humans are complex, and that in order for healing to occur it’s important to pay attention to all areas of our life and make sure that they are in balance.
We didn’t grow up in a bubble; meaning that our past experiences and relationships have an impact on who we are, along with many other factors, including but not limited to: gender, SES, ethnic background, culture, and age. As your therapist I promise to try to understand you for the unique individual you are. I will work to view things from your perspective and your lens of the world.
This doesn’t mean that I won’t gently challenge some of your beliefs. I think that true growth occurs when we’re able to become aware of our limiting patterns and belief systems. Then we can work to change them and live a life that’s more in line with what we value. My approach to therapy is collaborative, and I expect my clients to be active participants in the process. Clients describe me as down-to- earth, calm, intuitive, and compassionate. I am very solution-focused and utilize mindfulness with most of my clients as I’ve found that it’s helped them with stress reduction, to have more fulfilling relationships with themselves and others, and to strengthen their intuition.
Originally from upstate NY, I moved to Denver in the fall of 2001 and never looked back. I absolutely fell in love with Colorado!
In my personal time I can be found spending time in nature, with loved ones, or exploring different avenues of spirituality.
Training and Credentials
I have two licenses in the state of CO; an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) LPC#13601 and an LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), MFT#1585. I obtained my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver. I completed the couples and family track, which means that I have specialized training and experience working with couples and families. Additionally, I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.