Monday - Friday; 9 - 4 PM
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I became interested in being a therapist after volunteering on a suicide helpline as a freshman in college. As my education, training and experience continued, I became interested in working with couples. As with many of us, I grew up in a family that didn't communicate well. There was a great deal of negativity conveyed during conflicts. As a result, when I experienced more wholesome and nurturing relationships, I became completely committed to supporting and nurturing these qualities within myself as well supporting these qualities within others' relationships. I am calling this: 'Couples with Heart".
I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. I then earned a master's degree in humanist psychology from the University of West Georgia. Finally, I fullfilled a life dream of acheiving a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I was particularly happy with this program of study since it emphasizes addressing and integrating the physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual wellbeing of the person as well as the community.
My initial work experience was in the public sector; with community mental health, the federal prison program and with Indian Health Services. I did a considerable amount of work visiting the elderly in nursing homes. It was after starting working in private practice that I was drawn to working with couples. I noticed that some of the deepest personal work seems to happen through our most important and intimate relationships. It can also be the most difficult work.
I now dedicate my entire practice to the working with couples. I have been a certified Gottman Therapist since 2011. I offer public talks on the Gottman therapy process, teach seminars and workshops for the public based of the The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman and Nan Silver. I am now also offering the Art and Science of Love weekend couple's workshop in Arizona and in the Southwest USA.
I am open to all types of committed relationships.