I’ve lived in Colorado for several years and love that I get to call this beautiful state my home. I enjoy traveling, experiencing new cultures, and spending time outdoors, hiking, cycling, camping, and snow-shoeing whenever I can. I’m originally from Michigan and have lived in a number of states before moving to the Denver/Boulder area. I have a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) and certificate of training in EMDR Therapy.
Much of my career has been spent supporting university students and early-mid career professionals. Having worked in several college counseling centers, I’m versed in navigating universities and complex systems. I’m passionate about helping clients find their voice to better advocate for themselves, within systems that were not designed for them. I also have years of experience directing training programs, supervising therapists in training, and leading seminars about intersections of social justice and mental health. I’m committed to making my practice inclusive, and doing what I can to reduce power dynamics within the therapy relationship.
What I love most about working in private practice is that I can meet my clients where they are at, to provide the individualized care that they need. My solo private practice allows me the flexibility to work with clients for a length of time tailored to each person’s goals, meeting as often as is clinically indicated. Many of my clients come to therapy because of symptoms of anxiety, trauma, depression, or they report feeling stuck or unhappy with things. I take an active role as a therapist, and I especially enjoy helping clients who are interested in learning more about themselves, their identities, and their relationships.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
EMDR Therapy Certificate of Training
The Maiberger Institute
Postdoctoral Fellowship – Trauma Focus
Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical Campus
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
University of Indianapolis
Clinical Doctoral Internship
University of Oregon
Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology
University of Indianapolis
Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Relations and Policy
Michigan State University – James Madison College
MY THERAPY APPROACH
My goal is to create a compassionate working relationship where my clients feel seen and heard, in all of their intersecting identities. I believe that you are the expert on yourself, and together we can collaboratively identify and make progress on your goals. For some, that could mean brief therapy, while others might be better suited for longer term work. I’m a feminist therapist, who uses trauma informed, interpersonal process, and social justice approaches to counseling. Therapy looks a little different for each client, so I integrate additional modalities of care (including EMDR therapy), depending on the needs of each person. Most importantly, I strive to create an inclusive and non-judgmental space where you can feel free to be yourself.
I believe that invalidating environments and experiences of trauma or oppression greatly impact our mental health. I help my clients identify the sources of their current struggles, so that we can start the journey for healing and lasting change. Healing often involves self-exploration, processing emotions, recognizing what's most important to us, and cultivating self-compassion. I empower my clients to celebrate their strengths, and try out new ways of coping and relating that are more advantageous.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process, and therapy tends to work best when both parties feel like it's a good fit. I'm open to feedback and have a direct and transparent communication style. If my approach resonates with what you're looking for, please reach out for a brief phone consultation so that we can determine whether working together seems like a good match for your goals.