I am a Colorado native and have been a licensed psychologist since 2006 after earning my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2005. I am a former police officer and now work primarily with crime victims and with emergency service personnel. I specialize in working with people with difficulties related to anxiety and trauma. I primarily work from a cognitive-behavioral orientation and believe that we can change how we feel by changing our thoughts and actions. I am trained in and provide EMDR and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am the author of The PTSD Workbook for Teens.
I am Board Certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
I often work with my dog, Hugo, in the office with me. Hugo is a golden-doodle who has been trained to provide comfort and support to clients in the office
I am a licensed clinical social worker and spouse of a former military member. I received my masters in social work from Arizona State University in 2014 and have dedicated my work to helping Veterans and their families since. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma or abuse.
I am a certified Cognitive Processing Therapist, which is the main intervention I use. Cognitive Processing Therapy is a modality used specifically for people who have experienced trauma. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy for anxiety and depression. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic with mindfulness and relaxation techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Sometimes we get stuck. Whether it’s a feeling that life is going well, but could be better, or more a debilitating issue such as trauma, anxiety, or depression preventing you from reaching your goals. My passion is empowering individuals and families to identify, and cultivate their strengths so they can move forward again with the skills to heal themselves, heal their relationships, and reach their full potential.
No one approach is right for everyone so I have received training in several different therapeutic modalities. If you are struggling with addiction try Motivational Interviewing. If you are needing a big breakthrough after suffering from trauma or PTSD, try Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
My educational background includes a BA from West Virginia University in Sociology and Anthropology, an MA in Sociology from Indiana University, and an MSW from University of North Carolina Wilmington. I am a licensed clinical social worker and licensed addictions counselor. I hold certificates for Gestalt Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning.
I am a licensed psychologist who earned my Ph.D. from the University of Akron in Counseling Psychology and specializes in trauma, adjustment-related stress and life transitions, couples work, and working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I work through a Humanistic lens and believe we thrive when we are seen and valued for who we really are. I approach treatment collaboratively and will have your strengths and values front of mind as we do our work together. My style is relational and I am trained in EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy. When I am with my family and friends, I enjoy cycling, running, traveling, cooking, and wearing out a way-too-smart cattle dog.
I have been helping children and adults in difficult situations for many years. I have a passion for this work, and so after graduating from the University of California at Davis, I completed my Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver. I have done clinical work at the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center doing therapy with children suspected of being abused. I have worked at Psychological Dimensions coordinating and learning about evaluations for people in law enforcement and other helping professions. I currently also works as a victim advocate with the Englewood Police Department.