I welcome you as you are and walk alongside you through this journey called counseling. Together, I help you find your capacity to thrive.
Counselor in Colorado
Supervised by Leilani Cullen, MA, MFT, AAMFT-AS
Sometimes, we just don't know who we are. It might seem strange to consider identity as the source of our self-esteem but it is true. We must know who we are in order to have confidence in who we are. I work with you to create a value system that supports your ability to know who you are, what you stand for, and how that works in the world you live in. We also work to create boundaries that maintain your values and how to have compassion for yourself when the going gets tough.
Change can be hard, yet it is inevitable. I work with you to understand the present circumstances that require you to transition. Whether it be adjusting to a new school, a divorce, career change, or empty nesting; I offer supportive tools that help in adjusting to whatever change you might find yourself in. Some of the tools I utilize are mindfulness practices, grounding techniques, and decision making models that provide healthy ways of coping as you make your transitions.
I work with my clients by meeting their unique needs. I often incorporate mindfulness or somatic therapies into a session. For those who would like a spiritual approach, I can integrate faith into therapy. I adjust my approach as we uncover your needs and deepen our therapeutic work together.
Life is better with positive experiences of people, places, and purpose. The three "P's" play an important role in our overall contentedness with life. Part of how I work with clients is to determine the impact of people, places, and purpose on your current functioning. Then we collaborate to find ways to improve the roll of the three "P's" in your life. This type of therapy is often associated with identity development and can be helpful in life transitions, adjustment disorders, and more.
I utilize Person-Centered techniques to establish a relationship with my clients. I view you as a human being, first. Being human is often messy, even if it does not seem that way. I am not afraid of the mess you may be in, I see you with unconditional positive regard. All humans have goodness within. We work together to find the resources you already carry inside of you. Part of the process is to empower your internal strengths to propel you forward.