Treatment Specialties: I enjoy treating adolescents and adults experiencing problems dealing anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts/behaviors, ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, and health/eating issues.
Clinical Approach: I generally use evidence-based, cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. I try to be objective and direct in my work, while being present, genuine, warm, and caring. I like to help people get specific on what it is that is causing the problem, then help identify what changes in thinking, behaviors, or skills are needed to feel better. Most people are in counseling with me for around 3-6 months. Longer, more supportive, interpersonal therapy is also available for those desiring longer-term work.
Education & Experience: In 2000, I obtained a Master’s of Arts Degree in Clinical Counseling from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. In my 15+ years of working with people, I have worked in nearly every treatment setting including a group home, residential treatment center, schools, in family homes, treatment foster care, mental health outpatient centers, and private practice. I have supervised other counselors and staff and developed treatment programs. I have specialized training in a number of cognitive based treatments. Most recently, I was intensively trained in integrative nutrition/mental health.
Personal Interests: In my spare time I enjoy working out at kettlebell classes, going places near and far to hear live music, traveling in general, doing outdoor sporting activities like mountain biking, hiking, boating, and skiing with my husband, and hanging out with friends.