My professional story began after I graduated from college. Even after spending four years in school, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to “be when I grew up.” I began working at a school for at-risk teens helping out in the office administratively. I found that as I got to know the students, they would want to come in and talk, but I kept turning them away because my job didn’t allow for that. One day it dawned on me that I was really more passionate about people’s stories than paperwork.
I headed back to school for a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Colorado at Denver. I spent the next couple of years pursuing licensure while working as a counselor at the school. Since then I’ve spent time working with college students at CCU and pursuing education in marriage counseling so as to expand my understanding of people’s stories.
Eventually, I found that as I was on my own journey in being married and having children, I became more and more passionate about helping people make their own lives, marriages, and families work. I have worked in a private practice for the last eight years part-time, which allowed me to be home raising my kids as well.
I love working with individuals, couples, and especially young adults using sound Biblical principles, advanced Brainspotting, CBT, EFT, and Narrative Therapy. I want to help couples build a strong foundation through premarital counseling and help existing couples struggling in their marriages. I want to walk along side people in the struggles they face or the traumas they need to overcome. To me it is a privilege to journey with people as they face the various challenges of life.
A few other things you should know about me:
I love Jesus.
One of the reasons I married my husband is because he was on the waiting list for years for Bronco’s season tickets – now we lose our voices regularly at the games.
Though I have lived in Colorado my whole life, I didn’t attempt skiing until I was 18. I still mainly stick to greens.
Raw carrots are great, but cook them and they are completely ruined.
I have spent more time in court for my dog’s escape artist antics than for traffic tickets.
Sometimes Starbucks vanilla chai is a completely necessary part of my day.
Playing the piano and singing at the top of my lungs is a great stress reducer in my life.
I haven’t beat my son at chess since he was 5.
I have journeyed on the road of adopting our daughter from the foster care system.
I love to travel – near, far, doesn’t matter, just want to see it all.
I look forward to hearing your story, and helping you in whatever way I can!