A little bit about me....
I'm a midwestern girl who fell in love with the mountains during a family vacation to Colorado during my childhood. I always knew I wanted to make this beautiful state my home, so accepting a spot in the University of Denver Counseling Psychology graduate program seemed like a great opportunity! Since graduating I've been working as a therapist doing agency and community mental health work, which I'm still involved with today. In my spare time I like to hike, play volleyball, and volunteer at an animal shelter.
I've been working full-time as a therapist for over 15 years in outpatient and residential settings. Overall I consider myself to be a generalist with a few specialty areas. Throughout my career I've specialized in clients who struggle with substance abuse issues and I am certified to work with this population. In this area I am able to provide support to family members in addition to direct client work. Also, in 2012 I became trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to work with those with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT is an an evidenced-based model that can help with managing chaotic emotions and relationships and has shown to work for numerous issues outside of BPD. I also have training in Solution-Focused, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral models.
I truly love what I do and going to work never feels like work!