Therapy is about YOU…your needs, your hopes for change, your life.
It is my job to create a safe, welcoming environment for you to work on the goals we set together.
People begin or return to therapy for all sorts of reasons. But often the catalyst is a significant life transition. Relationships are suffering, personal issues are becoming too difficult to take, or a particular challenge/situation as arisen.
“We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing.”
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle,
and gorgeous at the end.”
Some folks won’t actually wait until the crisis hits. They come in to gain insight about themselves and their history. They take preventative measures and can do more meaningful work while NOT in crisis.
For couples, the best time for therapy is right when you start to notice a disconnection. Just like a car, it is easier to do a relational “tune-up” than to wait until the engine blows!
Regardless of the catalyst, each person seeking therapy is in pain: pain ranging from mild twinges of discomfort to chronic, intense despair. People seek therapy hoping for a solution…for relief. And that is exactly what I have to offer.
Like with most things that are good for us, the hardest part is STARTING. It takes some time to build momentum in a positive direction. That’s why making the call is the most difficult, yet crucial, part.
I am here to help add momentum, direction, and accountability to your journey. If making change was easy to do on your own, you would have done it already!
Let me add my energy and expertise to your desire for change. And together get you to a satisfying and intentional life.
Therapy is a profound practice and a privilege I do not take lightly. Each time a new client or couple comes to visit me, I am deeply moved by their bravery and vulnerability.
They have chosen to be pro-active about their lives and refuse to suffer any longer. It’s a priceless decision to invest in themselves and their future.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela
I have been studying relationships since I was 18 years old as I began my undergraduate degree in Family Science. I also finished with minors in Couple and Family Therapy and Psychology.
This put me ahead of the game when I earned my Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University in downtown Philadelphia. No better place to get a relationship degree than the City of Brotherly Love!
There I was trained by the Council for Relationships, pioneers in the field of relationship therapy and the first agency to ever offer Couples Therapy in the United States in 1932!
I specialized in Sex Therapy to ensure I had the skills to address any and all things that can come up in therapy!
From there, I practiced in-home family therapy in Philadelphia and earned a 3-year long certification in Structural Family Therapy.
I moved to Colorado in 2014 and am licensed to practice as an LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). Since coming here, I have had extensive specialized training in EMDR and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, pursuing certification in both.
On a personal note, I live in the Highlands enjoying the perks of the city while escaping to the mountains to camp or hike on weekends.
To practice what I preach, I have a rich yoga practice over at Better Buzz Yoga, work out at F45 Highlands, and regularly go on mindfulness walks with my goldens, Pax and Kane. I like to journal most mornings with a cup of coffee.
Like most transplant Coloradans, I spend my time camping, hiking, brewery hopping, and finding any other excuse to sun worship outside.