As a therapist I consider myself to be creative, intuitive, and gentle, as well as fierce and protective. I offer a welcoming space where safety and trust are imperative, inviting my clients to be truly heard and seen in a non-judgmental environment. I also am brave and invite you to be brave too.
Personally, I am not coming to this work blindly, I’ve had my own healing path to follow. I can now recognize my own experience with anxiety and depression had roots in trauma and relational wounding, leaving me with a highly overloaded nervous system. Bit by bit, through a process of participating in somatic and attachment based therapies, contemplative practices of meditation and yoga, I began to feel less contracted inside, less “live wire”. I had more access to connect and feel nurtured instead of overwhelmed. I felt increasing flexibility and ease in my daily life and finally was able to get some traction towards my dreams and life goals. I want this for you too!
Professionally, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado and I have been a Licensed massage therapist since 2001. I have a Masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University. Listening to the many experiences of trauma and resilience over the last twenty years, along with my own healing journey has inspired my own orientation towards trauma therapies. As a trauma therapist, the most surprising thing is that as we begin to acknowledge the obstacles created by trauma and relate to them, we also find a vibrant life energy that is liberated as the trauma is resolved. This vibrance has been there all along but has been obscured.
As a trauma therapist I am drawn to modalities which include both body and mind and am a skilled practitioner of Somatic Experiencing (SE), EMDR Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-based therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).