I understand the decision to seek therapy can be difficult and cumbersome as you try to find a therapist that you feel you can work with. The type of therapy I provide is very collaborative. We both roll our sleeves up and work together to create opportunities for you in learning, experiencing new things, insights and growth. I am a firm believer that if you practice new skills, try out new ways of doing things and are willing to objectively evaluate these new experiences, you have an excellent foundation for growth, change and living life with more ease. That being said, part of each session will be to come up with a plan on how to accomplish this. I work with adults who are struggling with life transitions due to a change in their life or health situation and want support in adjusting to change, so they’re looking for a therapist who understands their situation and who partners in developing a personalized therapy experience.
I've been a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker, #19320, since 1999, a Washington Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, #LW61314588, since 2022 and a Colorado Licensed Clinical Social Worker, #CSW.09929224 since 2023.
My graduate training is a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois. My post graduate training has included direct training from recognized pioneers in the field such as:
Additional training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Advanced Mindfulness, LGBTQ+ awareness and specialization...During my career I have created focused therapies to better help manage Chronic Pain, Chronic Illness and Autoimmune conditions. I use Lifespan Integration as a non-invasive treatment approach for current and past trauma.
I have published 3 times - a book on Group Medical Appointments and two articles in a professional journal - and have been a speaker on various topics, including Motivational Interviewing, at national healthcare conferences and multiple venues throughout the country.
I love partnering with you, using tools from my extensive toolbox to help you create a customized tool box of your own that will not just help with current stressors but help you navigate future stressors that may come your way. While I have great deal of education and experience, I still find that my clients have often been my best teacher. Again, welcome!
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