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!
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.
I am passionate about helping people achieve their optimal mental health. I am a senior studying psychology at Metro State University and am in the process of applying to graduate school to become a therapist. In the meantime, I am excited to be able to provide the cutting edge therapy of IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback. As the daughter of a therapist and a law enforcement officer, I am specifically interested in providing treatment to emergency service providers, healthcare workers, and other helping professionals. Please reach out if you are interested in scheduling a time for IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback.