Originally from the east coast, I moved to Colorado about twenty years ago. Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a social worker, a paralegal and a victim’s advocate in a prosecutor's office. I also spent a few years as a stay-at-home mom.
It was during that time that I began volunteering with a Restorative Justice program. Restorative Justice brings offenders and all those impacted by the crime - victims, the community and sometimes even law enforcement and first responders - together in a safe space to repair the harm. It was through facilitating these circles that I witnessed the incredibly healing and transformative power of telling one’s story, taking right action, and cultivating forgiveness.
I received my Master’s degree in counseling from Regis University and continued working with offenders in a local county jail. I provided therapy to those struggling with addiction, mental health and trauma-related disorders. After six years, I left corrections to focus on providing quality, trauma-informed care to individuals in the community.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a licensed-addiction counselor (LAC) in the state of Colorado. I have experience working with many specialized populations such as veterans, law enforcement, justice-involved individuals, trauma survivors and those struggling with addiction. Social justice is important to me - I believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care. I also provide clinical supervision towards LPC and LAC licensure.
I like to spend time outdoors and with my family. I love road trips to national parks. When not off on adventure, I can be found walking my dog, knitting, or with my nose in a book.