LGBTQ+ affirmative, trauma-informed counselor serving diverse adult caseload (typically 20s-50s) w/anxiety, stress, career, trauma, loss.
Counselor in Northglenn, CO
Supervised by Barb Kamlet, MA, LPC, NCC
Each client has unique needs and responds to different styles. I use an integrated, trauma-informed, person-centered approach foremost. I get to know you as an individual, including your counseling goals, values, strengths, learning styles, and needs as a client. I then tie in modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), psychodynamics, and systemic lenses and techniques to help you.
I work from an integrated, trauma-informed, person-centered approach. I believe you are the expert in your experience - even when everything feels confusing and difficult. I am a relational facilitator, here to support you on own path. Together we will co-create a brave and safe enough space to process, heal, create goals, and succeed in ways that are meaningful to you.
Your stress has been building for FAR too long; you don’t remember the last time you weren’t so overwhelmed or anxious. You can't stand how irritable you’ve become, especially around those you love. You want to be more present in your life and relationships. You want to feel like your old self again - or a new, calmer self - on a path of continued growth and success. I can help!
I am trained in Advanced Motivational Interviewing, an evidence-based practice useful for any type of behavior change. Often used to address substance use, its non-judgmental, person-centered techniques provide an affirming, objective, and caring way to explore a variety of concerns and habits, e.g. creating 'better work-life balance,' to quit smoking, increase physical activity...
Sometimes anxiety feels like stress, burn out, confusion, dread, nervousness, or being overwhelmed or “stretched too thin.” I support clients toward relief from symptoms such as irritability, avoidance (procrastination, using alcohol & other drugs, withdrawing or isolating), racing heart, digestive issues, sleep difficulties, or feelings of panic.
How we feel about our careers and the healthiness of our work environments have significant relationships to our mental and emotional health. I have successfully worked with many clients on 'imposter syndrome,' boundaries, finding career passions, work-life balance, healing from toxic work environments, job search struggles & successes, and exploring their next career step!