I am a psychologist trained to work with a wide variety of concerns and have felt honored to be a part of my clients' journies over the years. I received my PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). I have worked in both university counseling, eating disorder outpatient, and private practice settings for the last 15 years. My approach to therapy is collaborative, warm, and active. I firmly believe that my clients are the experts on their lives and experiences. My hope is to take my client's personal expertise, combine it with my clinical expertise, and help my client move in a direction that feels meaningful and satisfying to them. I aim to help my clients feel supported and challenged in a way that helps them progress in and outside of therapy.
I use a range of approaches including dialectical behavioral therapy, interpersonal process therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, feminist therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. As I put those approaches together, I tend to explore relationships, emotions, and thoughts, and how they interact. I also typically explore what strategies or coping tools may best serve my clients with whatever challenges they are facing. I talk frequently to clients about how to best honor and understand their range of identities (gender, race/ethnicity, sexual, spiritual, etc,) and how to focus on the strengths each client brings.