Throughout my professional career I have provided mental health services and therapy in a variety of settings, most of which specialize in trauma. While I work with all forms of trauma, I am especially passionate about working with survivors of gender-based and sexual violence. I have had the privilege to work with clients of all ages on issues such as PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, dissociation, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work with a concentration in mental health and a certificate in animal-assisted social work.
When I began my career as a mental health therapist, I was immediately drawn to working with survivors of trauma. In my therapeutic approach I draw from various trauma-informed modalities, and I am especially passionate about using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients find lasting relief from PTSD symptoms. I find connection with my clients by using an emotionally focused and humanistic approach, and I tailor my client’s treatment to their unique needs. I am also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and utilize trauma-informed yoga in my practice when requested.
One of the joys of private practice is having the opportunity to support clients and tailor their treatment and therapy experience to their specific needs and desires. I work with both adolescents and adults, utilizing a strengths-based, humanistic, culturally sensitive, and anti-oppressive lens. My clients amaze me with their strength and resilience every day, and it is an honor to support them and walk alongside them during their journey in therapy. Most of all, I genuinely care and invest myself in my clients, recognizing that the therapeutic bond can be one of the most healing aspects of therapy.