What is therapy?

My Experience

Therapy is an exploration of self that leads to deeper understanding and the capacity for new ways of being.  It is an interaction between mind, body, emotions and spirit.  Mindful curiosity of your experience in the moment provides rich information about how you move through the world and where opportunities lie for shifting both behavior and experience.  Therapists use many different “modalities” depending on your individual needs. 

Above all, therapy is a relationship. How we are together can illuminate a great deal about your relationship to yourself, to others, and how you find meaning about your place in the world.  Using mindful attention and playful curiosity gives us new possibilities for greater connection, integration, and authenticity.  My primary goal is that you feel safe to explore and accept your whole self so that you can find the resilience to build a life worth living.   I will support your exploration with non-judgmental compassion.   

To learn more about the modalities I use, please click on the “services” button below. 

My experience has taught me that all people have a tendency toward growth under supportive conditions and that even challenges that seem perplexing or insurmountable have an internal logic.    Think of me as an “educated fellow traveler” who will collaborate with you and will respect that you are the expert about your own experience.  Together we may find new meaning and possibility in your struggle. 

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement De-Sensitization and Reprocessing), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.  I draw from different modalities and approaches as needed, respecting each client’s individuality.  Mindfulness, body work and the exploration of “parts” of the self all inform my approach.  I guide my clients toward greater integration and development of their innate healing capacity.  I am collaborative and gentle in my approach.  You are always in control of your treatment and how we work together. 

Professional Training & Certifications: 

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Juris Doctor, Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, OR

Master in Social Work, California State University, Long Beach, CA

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Mailberger Institute, Boulder, CO
  •  Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Denver, CO
  •  Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Institute of Behavioral Science, Boulder, CO
  •  Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, International Association of Trauma Professionals
  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for Clinicians, Center for Optimal Living, NY
  • Kriya Institute Group Consultation Participant