While I work with myriad mental health challenges and ages-both individually and in groups-I am particularly adept with
relationship struggles, developmental trauma, sexual trauma, self-esteem, addiction, young adults’ life transitions, family conflict, women’s issues, depression, anxiety, and entrenched personality issues.
Engaging in the human experience with humor, intellect, warmth, and curiosity, I seek to provide an environment that engenders in clients the freedom to know themselves as the innately effective, expansive and creative agents of their lives that they are.
I received a Master of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies at the University of Colorado. While attending Smith College School for Social Work, I interned at Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research (BIPR) as well as Mental Health Partners as part of the Maslin Recovery Team, and co-facilitated the Brave Kids Group, an anxiety group for 7-11 year olds, with Jane Bida, LCSW.
Post-masters, I completed a year-long fellowship at the University of Colorado, Wardenburg Health Center, Psychological Health and Psychiatry. Within the framework of my private practice following graduation, I worked with BIPR and AIM House as a contract individual and family therapist. Currently, I am in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) Certified Therapist. As well, I am on the board of the Four Corners Group Psychotherapy Society (FCGPS).
My individual and group education, training, and clinical practice are grounded in the psychodynamic tradition with an emphasis on modern psychoanalysis, contemplative psychology, trauma, attachment and neurobiology.