In September 2015, I fulfilled a goal of mine and opened the doors to my private counseling practice. A year later, I still love being in private practice and journeying with my clients to healing. It’s both a blessing and a privilege to be able to do this.
I got into counseling because I felt called to work with military veterans, though as life often has it, my practice has now expanded to include more than just veterans. My practice focuses on what I call the two “T’s” – trauma and transitions. Trauma work includes post-traumatic stress, as well as other traumas, anxiety, depression, and attachment. My clients going through transition issues experience grief, marriage and relationships problems, work and school transitions, and just that feeling of being loss in life. I often use a method of therapy called EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – which originally was developed to work with trauma, but has been shown effective with a lot of adverse life experiences. I also use the behavioral therapies, among others. I offer counseling from a Christian and/or Catholic faith-based perspective, which many of my clients desire. I am Catholic and well-grounded and trained in the Catholic faith.
I received my Master’s in Counseling from Colorado Christian University and am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). In my spare time, I teach graduate level counseling classes at CCU and love working with students.
My logo reflects my personal counseling philosophy. As a counselor, I work with people who are struggling with some aspect of their lives. I envision these struggles as a circle with many lines that cross and overlap, are rarely smooth and vary greatly in thickness. My clients come into therapy often feeling like there is no end in sight to what they are going through. When a person enters into counseling with me, it’s no longer his or her journey, it’s our journey, and it’s my hands that the client is holding. A colleague of mine once told me that it’s my job to hold my client’s pain while we are together. I have never forgotten that. It takes a tremendous amount of trust to open up to a counselor and to allow me as your counselor to hold your pain and help you reach healing. This is why I call this profession a blessing and a privilege.
I am currently accepting new clients. If you have an issue that you’d like to talk to me about, please call me at 720-707-9119. My office is located just off Ken Caryl and Pierce in Littleton.