I am a mindfulness-based transpersonal psychotherapist. I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, personal and spiritual growth, and LGBTQ issues for adults and adolescents. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. I am also a certified mediator, and I am a member of a number of professional associations, including the American Counseling Association, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists.
I believe we all possess the innate ability and desire for growth and change, yet we all experience obstacles in our lives that can keep us from reaching our full potential. Therapy can help us overcome those obstacles, allowing us to achieve a healthier, happier, more authentic life.
People pursue therapy for many different reasons. Sometimes it's for help dealing with depression or anxiety. It can be to understand and address destructive behaviors or emotions. Often unexpected life changes like divorce or the death of a loved can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed or suffering from deep despair. Some people use therapy as a space for personal growth and value the support and honest feedback a therapist can provide. Regardless of the objective, therapy is collaboration between therapist and client and I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment that supports trust, compassion, introspection, and growth.
There are many misconceptions when it comes to therapy. Some people believe seeking therapy demonstrates emotional weakness. Others believe therapy to be self-indulgent. I believe that an individual’s decision to seek therapy is actually a sign of tremendous strength and demonstrates a decision to work towards self-realization and achieve quality of life. Some believe that you have to be in therapy for years. I believe therapy can be very effective short-term to address specific issues, or open-ended to explore more complex issues, long-standing concerns, or to facilitate continued personal growth.
Regardless of duration, research has shown that it is not necessarily the specific type of therapy that facilitates healing, but instead the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. I care deeply about my clients and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to help people attain happier and more fulfilling lives.
I recognize that each individual is unique and each client has different needs and objectives. In order to ensure I can best meet the needs of my clients, I employ a number of different approaches designed to address the full spectrum of human needs, including emotional, physical, interpersonal, and transcendent expression. These approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Guided Visualization and Imagery, Client Centered Therapy, Art Therapy, and Psychoeducation.