MA, NCC, LPC
My style of therapy is relational, accepting, compassionate, and holistic. I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents—15 years and older—to help them discover what gets in the way of true happiness and a meaningful connection with loved ones. I believe in the power of emotions and using emotions to gain insight about negative patterns that occur in personal life and relationships. The ability to show up in an open and vulnerable way, be present, and commit to the process of growth in therapy are all goals for which I help my clients strive.
I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado Denver. I specialize in Couple and Family Therapy and use a systemic and holistic approach with all of my clients. I received two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Utah in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I have several years of experience working with severe depression and anxiety, as well as several years of experience working with children and adolescents with developmental and intellectual disabilities. I use this experience to help parents who have children with developmental and intellectual disabilities navigate their unique parenting struggles.
I have additional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is an excellent research-based modality for individuals and groups that incorporates mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation. I am currently receiving training and supervision in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy. EMDR is a widely used research-based therapy for trauma. It has been found to be extremely effective for both single incident trauma (such as a car accident) to more complex trauma (such as childhood abuse). My main passion is working with couples and utilizing my extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples. This research-based and highly effective model helps guide couples to greater connection and bonding by focusing on patterns that play out in relationships.
I enjoy spending my free time outside with my partner and my dog. Climbing, running, hiking, yoga, and food are all passions of mine. I particularly enjoy traveling and immersing myself in other cultures.