About My Clients
I take a holistic approach to psychotherapy to help my clients meet their goals and improve their overall sense of well-being. I integrate various therapies into my clinical work. Overall, I believe our functioning is the result of messages, both direct and indirect, we have received in our personal relationships (Interpersonal) as well as our society and culture in which we have been socialized (Feminist). I also embrace mindfulness-based therapies, including DBT and ACT.
My Background and Approach
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and gender-based violence/trauma (sexual assault, relationship/domestic abuse) in Denver, CO. I completed my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University with the addition of earning my Graduate Women’s Studies Certificate. I completed my doctoral psychology internship at the University of South Carolina followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Denver. I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma since 2012.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space to collaborate with my clients in exploring their emotions in a more genuine way in order to develop awareness and insight regarding their functioning and their want to grow. My hope is that my clients will feel more empowered to function in their environment more effectively and authentically. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is one that is egalitarian and collaborative. In the therapy room, you will find that my style encompasses genuineness, warmth, direct and honest feedback along with a sense of humor and wit.