I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) skilled and experienced in helping individuals build richer lives that are more rewarding. Working with adults, families, teens, and children through difficult and sometimes traumatic circumstances in order to regain control in their lives.
I have a Master’s in the social sciences from the University of Colorado at Denver, in which I have counseled and supported individuals struggling through social services as well as their career choices, home, and family issues. I am experienced therapist with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver experienced in grief and loss issues, relational concerns, and substance abuse and dependence.
Let me say first, I have had the honor to work with many different individuals ( children, teens and adults) who have given me their trust allowing me to walk along side them during their journey. Many of these journeys were rough and some were traumatic. These individuals shared their stories and together, we searched for resolve, hope, and change. The goal in therapy is to gain “awareness.” Awareness is really gaining knowledge of ourselves in order to make some changes in our lives. I will walk with you as your ally and together, we will look for this awareness. Thus, change will grow and healing will begin.
I use a mix of different therapeutic approaches like CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), narrative therapy, and solution-focused and mindfulness approaches. Yet, what many of my clients state, is my ability to be present with them and listen, really listen.
My beliefs are simple.
I believe in helping the individual find a positive direction, develop coping skills, and envision a brighter, more positive future.