Get to Know Me
I love what I do!
Life can feel overwhelming and impossible at times but with the right tools, support and perspective, things can improve. I strongly believe that empowering children, teens and young adults can be an incredibly supportive tool to continuing success outside of therapy. I don't believe your past defines you but I do feel it does take part in shaping you into the person you are today and can affect who you will be in the future. I always meet the individuals I work with where they are and will help guide them to their goals, letting them lead. Being a parent is the hardest job you can have and growing up and transitioning into adulthood can be beyond challenging but with working as a team, problems can be identified, goals can be set, work can be done and change can take place. I'm just here to guide the process with some questions, activities, honesty, encouragement and occasional humor.
I graduated from the University of Denver in 2015 with my master of social work with a concentration in family systems. Since then I have worked in many areas within the social work field, providing services across the lifespan, including case management with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and navigating the multitude of systems and concerns affecting families everyday in a variety of clinical settings. In addition to experience in grief specific work with families and crisis intervention for all ages, I have directly work in schools, providing both individual, family and group therapy services to students and their families with concerns from suicidal ideation, past trauma, ADHD, bullying, divorce, emotional dysregulation and school problem amongst other concerns for their child or teen. Following opening my private practice I have expanded my scope to work with young adults as well with supporting them through the challenges and discovers that come with the territory of becoming an adult. With these experiences it has shaped me into a clinician who has a vast understanding of therapeutic modalities that can provide the best support for your child and family. I utilize Solution Focus Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Sand tray work, amongst other modern types techniques to help you or your child and your family explore what brought you to therapy and ways to help support positive changes. I always practice trauma focused and person centered approaches and value working as a team with the people I work with.
I am a mom who in my spare time loves hiking, trying new recipes, exploring new places and spending time with my family and friends.