Hi! I am so glad you are here. First of all, finding the help you need can be so incredibly intimidating and then there is the process of finding the right therapist for you… it’s a lot. So I am here to help you get to know me to see if we might be a good match.
A little about me: I am a licensed psychologist in Colorado, while also providing teletherapy across the nation under PsyPact. I am originally from California and earned both my masters and doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. I completed my American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited internship at Texas A&M University Counseling & Psychological Services, and I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Counseling Services. I have had many meaningful clinical experiences working at residential school, inpatient, forensic inpatient, and university counseling center settings throughout my clinical training. In addition to working with clients in therapy, I have previously worked as an Assistant Training Director for doctoral-level trainees working at a university counseling center and provided supervision to pre-doctoral interns.
Throughout all of these experiences, I have worked with adults from ages 18 to 70 in a variety of capacities. As part of my training and practice, I have led group therapy focusing on relationships, trauma, and anxiety. I’ve worked with individuals trying to heal from relationships with others and themselves. I’ve worked with individuals trying to reconcile the relationship with their bodies whether they have lived with a chronic illness, lost themselves in their relationship with food or their body image, or experienced forms of trauma. I’ve also worked with couples navigating communication and big life transitions. I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Core Course 1 through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, and I am credentialed through the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I’ve led training seminars for psychology doctoral trainees about trauma, grief, emotion-focused therapy, and disordered eating. All of these experiences have led me to pursue opening my own private practice where I support both individuals and couples across the country.
Therapy with me is never one-size-fits-all
I often draw from an integrative approach that includes relational, psychodynamic, emotion-focused, cultural, and feminist theories… this means we will talk about your past, your present, your relationships, and often how relational patterns might show up within therapy sessions between you and I. We talk a LOT about identifying and understanding feelings and sometimes even holding complex opposite emotions at the same freaking time (yes it is possible to feel happy and sad at the same time but also very confusing). We will talk about systems that might have torn you down or made you feel less than. I give you the space to put words to complicated experiences to feel validated, empowered, and most of all… heard. To learn more about my specific areas of specialty, please visit here.
Outside of being a psychologist, I enjoy taking lots of photos, going for nature walks, finding local thrift shops, and hanging out with my two cats, who will likely make an appearance during video therapy sessions.
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