Individual Counseling20131018-095925

An individual session is a time you and I can spend together to explore and work through any struggles you may be facing. I find that we are all doing the best we can with what we have, and yet somehow that doesn’t always feel like enough for us. We often cope with current life circumstances with skills we learned in the past. Unfortunately, what worked when we were younger may no longer prove useful for us today. My job is to help you see yourself in a new light- one that is present, accepting, and embracing you. A you that can deal with what’s going on, make healthy choices, and become a more natural self: balanced, happy, and uniquely you!

My education and experience allows me to work with many populations and issues. I have a special interest in my private practice in working with teen and young adult women who are transitioning into adulthood. I find it rewarding to work with young men and adult women, as well, depending on their need.  My specialties with issues include: Trauma, Depression, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Emotion Regulation Issues, Impulse Control Issues, Relationship Issues, and more.

dscn00971Couple’s Counseling

Perhaps your family is just you and your partner (maybe a dog or cat too?). Sometimes our problems don’t seem to pop up until we’re faced with sharing our life with someone else. Have you been feeling disconnected, having the same fight over and over, or are worried your relationship is beyond saving? It is always possible to nourish your relationship, build middle ground, and fall more in love with your partner. I approach couples counseling with a clear goal in mind: using positivity to increase healthy communication and help couples turn toward one another. My approach is influenced by the research done at the Gottman Institute, as well as mindfulness practices in creating a closer connection.

If you’re looking to create a space for you and your partner that is calm, open, and uplifting- let’s meet.

Family Counseling

Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding and difficult jobs we take on. We enter into creating a family with the best intention, to do best by our kids. It isn’t long before we realize that we’re imperfect people, and thus our parenting is imperfect. Sometimes we feel disconnected from our kids, wonder why punishments aren’t working, or are walking around armed with mom or dad guilt. I utilize parenting methods based on leading research that takes us back to what parenting is about: raising good people. We do this through coaching, connecting, empathizing, and setting consistent boundaries.

In my practice I focus on working with parents who are struggling with their kids, as well as families who are wanting to feel more connected. Let’s face it, we live in a disconnected world. Family therapy can help bridge the gaps in communication, find ways of spending quality time together, and increase feelings of connection. I especially enjoy helping families blend together (step parents, half siblings, etc).


Life Coaching Services

Psychotherapy is here to help get you well when you’re struggling. What about once you’re well, though? Ever feel like you need to be able to reach someone more regularly for real time help? Need a little extra support to set reachable goals and find ways to turn dreams into realities?

Coaching can be a great way to get guidance, feedback, and support when your focus is self improvement. I offer coaching services for various goals, including:

  • Improving parenting strategies
  • Embodying successful management approaches
  • Increasing mindfulness & meditation practice
  • Implementing or maintaining new lifestyle choices

Coaching support is available 6 days a week through email, phone calls, and coffee dates. It’s like having a little helper in your pocket, cheering you on as you achieve your best self. Ready to get started?


Mental Health First Aid

As a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor, I offer day long courses in Northern Colorado for adults seeking a better understanding of how to help in a mental health or substance abuse crisis. From their website:

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

You can get more information about Mental Health First Aid here. Have a group that wants to get certified? Contact me now to schedule.