Our lives – yours and mine – have both similarities and differences. Each is a tapestry, woven with many complex and beautiful threads that represent experiences. Some of the threads were given at birth and other strands continue to be stitched in as we grow. I believe we each have a story to be told, and my heart is to create a space for you to find the bravery to tell yours. There are moments in life that can seem too difficult to put into words, but it can be through the process of sitting together that you can find the strength to give voice to the silent parts of your story.
Counseling can be a vulnerable process, and I completely respect the time it takes to build a relationship. When working together, you can expect my upmost respect and tenderness around heart-filled topics. We have secrets for a reason, and they are often charged with both emotion and confusion. Understanding this, I offer a space that is judgement free and safe for you to explore the vulnerabilities and unspoken parts of yourself.
On a personal note, I have spent the past decade living in Colorado. I love being in the mountains – hiking, biking, and camping. When not outside, I enjoy having a good cup of coffee and an insightful book by my side. Finding new coffee shops and strolling through antique stores are favored pastimes. I love adventure and believe that when in nature I connect to both the rawness and beauty of the landscape. I relate to the great mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” I have summited my own mountains within life, and believe it is out of this work that I am better able to sit with you in your valleys and on you mountain tops.
Professionally speaking, the journey to becoming a counselor has been a pursuit of my life for the past seven years. I gained my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology through Colorado Christian University. Prior to my undergraduate degree I gained experience working with incarcerated men, juvenile youth, homeless youth and adults, and those within the sex industry. After my degree, I worked for Devereux Colorado, a long-term treatment center that helps to stabilize adolescents with acute and chronic mental illness. It was through all of these experiences that I realized I wanted to further help individuals through counseling and therapy. I graduated from Regis University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and was awarded the Father Ignacio Martin Baro Award for Excellence in Counseling.
Whatever your story may have been and is yet to become, I would be honored to share in it with you.
Education and Experience
Regis University MA in Counseling, 2017
Colorado Christian University, 2012
Nebraska Christian College, 2011
COCA Clinical Support Programs Manager, Present
Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) Group Facilitator, 2017
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, 2017
People House, 2017
Eating Disorder Foundation, 2017
Deveruex Colorado, 2014-2015