About My Clients
Are you always trying to be perfect? Have you been seeking perfection with food, your body, in relationships, in sports, in academics and in your high-level career? Trying to be “perfect” is exhausting! I know exactly what you're feeling: the pressure, feeling stuck, immobilized -- all of which are holding you captive in a space of uncertainty about yourself. It can be terrifying! I don't want you to experience these feeling anymore. I want to teach you tools to take your life back!
My Background and Approach
I am passionate about recovery. Recovery from eating disorders, disordered eating, body image struggles, crushed self-esteem, perfectionism and trauma. When we work together, there is a shift in perspective from a victim to survivor. I have experience in working at an eating disorder treatment facility along with volunteering time to facilitate eating disorder support groups. My background also includes experience in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, in running support groups to help with the healing process. Recovery IS possible for you. I offer traditional talk therapy along with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am a Certified EMDR therapist and am working towards becoming a CEDS (Certified Eating Disorder Specialist). I have a BA in Psychology from University of Colorado at Boulder, MA in clinical mental health counseling from Colorado Christian University, National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe everyone should have access to quality mental healthcare and not be subject to picking a therapist based simply on who their insurance suggests. I support efforts that are looking to help minimize the stigma that can be a part of mental health along with educating others about how they can help. I challenge myself to look for opportunities to grow and educate the general population about how much mental illness effects the world around us. I am curious about the world around me and those folks that come into my practice. There is nothing I love more than hearing about the journeys others have been on. I want to hear your story. I want to bear witness as you reach the summit of your potential, your recovery and of rediscovering & embracing your authentic self. I love the beach, seeing the beautiful mountains and spending time with my family. I am a Colorado native, a rarity these days. I am married. I have a big pup who reminds me to relax and to enjoy each moment.