Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Addiction Counselor
I have been practicing since October 2014.
I am gender affirming, sex positive, and supportive of all orientations, lifestyles, and relationship dynamics.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Four Day Intensive Certification Course
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Four Day Intensive Certification Course
How To Clinically Support Your Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients
How the Body Keeps the Score- Intensive Trauma Treatment Course
People 18 years or older of diverse backgrounds including heterosexual, pansexual, homosexual, bisexual, queer, questioning, cisgender, transgender, non-binary, and autistic (type 1).
Couples of diverse dynamics including monogamous, polyamorous, and sexually open.
I can meet online or over the phone with anyone who is located in Colorado at the time of the session.
Why I Do This Work
Mental illness is real and it can feel soul-crushing. I have faced my own mental health challenges and I want to help others learn what I have to overcome them. I realized many years ago that I not only have a strong interest in counseling psychology and techniques but that I also have an obvious aptitude for it. This is hard work but it typically comes easy to me. I believe in science and I enjoy using proven strategies that create lasting change. Love and compassion are among my top values and I believe the world will be a better place if we foster them in ourselves and each other. I believe healthy relationships are vital to our wellbeing. I understand that addiction is not a choice but getting help and quitting is. I know that far too often people with autism feel the need to change themselves to suit others. I realize people who are not cisgender and/or heterosexual can have a harder time finding a therapist who they feel comfortable with. Helping others be happier and healthier, and watching their successes along the way, gives me a deep sense of personal fulfillment that I can no longer imagine my life without.