I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and a National Board-Certified Counselor. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Adams State University and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Development from the University of Northern Colorado. I have served in an early childhood administrative role, a child development and parenting instructor for adolescent parents, as well as a behavioral health consultant for Head Start. There I worked alongside families and teachers providing coaching in trauma-informed care and supporting children displaying challenging behaviors.
M.A., LPC, NCC
I specialize in working with individuals, children, and teens. I use evidence-based treatment practices that include an eclectic, strengths-based approach. My areas of focus are attachment, trauma, anxiety, depression, challenging behavior, parenting, existential crises, divorce recovery, and spiritual formation. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and EMDR. When working with children, play is an important part of the therapeutic process. Children use play to communicate their emotions, experiences, and perspectives. I use a variety of play therapy experiences to help children navigate their world. One of my most powerful strengths is my ability to authentically relate to others. My goal is to be compassionate of the life story that my clients tell, considering it an honor to walk alongside them on their journey. I strive to create a place of safety where my clients find healing from the past in order to navigate the present to bring about lasting change for the future.
I am a native of Colorado Springs but am a beach girl at heart. I am married to my wonderful husband and am a mother and stepmother to two amazing young adults. When not in the counseling office you can find me outside on one of the many trails Colorado has to offer, drinking too much coffee at a local coffee shop, or training my cowboy corgi, Rawlings, who is on his own career journey to becoming an animal-assisted therapy dog.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. And to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.