I have my bachelor's in psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder, and my master's in counseling psychology from the University of Denver. I have worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient counseling, inpatient hospitals, group counseling, nonprofits, and research projects. My work with clients is based on what you want to accomplish in counseling - we are following your agenda, not mine. That said, I work from a place of collaboration while encouraging you to share and heal from your story. I utilize feminist and psychodynamic theories in my practice, which in short, focus on empowering you while understanding the root causes of your stressors, often from childhood events and primary caregivers. My role in the room is to follow you, while providing an outside perspective that is both truthful and gentle, with a bit of humor mixed in when appropriate. I work with clients on symptom management, harm reduction, and overall improvement in the quality of your life.