Weekdays (as early as 7 am and as late as 6 pm) and some Saturdays
Sharing your story with someone new is an act of courage, and a good fit (“click”) is crucial for the unique relationship of therapy to be helpful. For these reasons, I emphasize authenticity, trust, and humor in my work, when struggles get in the way of fun, and suffering becomes too familiar. Friends and family hopefully are there when you need them, yet a therapist can provide additional essentials: individual attention from a nonjudgmental viewpoint, in a safe environment.
Relationships are central to our well-being – relationships at home, school, and work, and the relationships we have with ourselves. No topic or concern is off-limits in therapy, including all aspects of sexuality. My focus is clients’ goals, and I draw on evidence-based practices such as Gottman Method Couples Therapy, mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to assist clients with effectively addressing the impacts of depression, anxiety, and trauma, and navigating the changes that various stages of life bring. By emphasizing your strengths and self-care, I can support you in personal development, healing, and the creation of desired changes.
My doctoral degree (PhD) in clinical psychology is from the University of Rhode Island, where I conducted research in human sexuality. I grew up in North Dakota and, following graduate school, Minnesota was home for over 20 years before I got really cold and decided to begin a new adventure in Colorado.