My aim is to offer a warm, compassionate, and calming presence and to create a space where you can express any and all of your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. Central to my approach is the belief every person has the ability to self-actualize, and to enjoy a life defined by clarity of purpose, fulfilling relationships, self-acceptance, and joy/adventure/fun. Consequently, I view effective therapy not only as a process for overcoming your current challenges, but as a creative collaboration to move you closer to the life that you truly want.
I use a variety of therapeutic approaches when working with clients, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Existential Therapy. I also frequently incorporate mindfulness practices into my work. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I find it particularly meaningful to work with those exploring, or working through matters related to, their gender and/or sexual identity. However, I am thrilled to work with individuals from all walks of life seeking a more authentic and expansive way of living.
I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Metropolitan State University and Master’s in Addiction and Mental Health Counseling from Hazelden Betty Ford’s Graduate School of Addiction Studies. My clinical experience to date has centered on adults struggling with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse and other addictions, and serious and persistent mental illness. I currently hold dual licensure as both an LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor) and an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), and am working under supervision toward independent licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Outside of work, I enjoy yoga, reading, seeing improv and stand-up comedy around town, and watching notoriously terrible movies with my friends (recommendations welcome!). If you have any questions about me, my process, or therapy in general, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would be more than happy to speak with you.