I am dually licensed in Colorado as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and as a Certified Addiction Counselor. I completed my Masters in Social Work from Stony Brook University in June 2009. I have over 12 years of clinical experience, much of which has been with community mental health agencies. Throughout my career, I have provided both mental health counseling and addiction counseling to individuals and groups. I have worked in community mental health, elementary schools and a small private practice. I previously worked as a clinical supervisor to a team of therapists in a large agency, but felt passionate about returning to clinical practice.
I love working with kids and families! I am a warm, compassionate and energetic therapist. I believe that therapy is a collaborative adventure that often leads to greater self-awareness, acceptance, and happiness. I enjoy awakening awareness and insight, encouraging action, fostering healing and cultivating joy in the lives of others. An individual approach is catered to each client using and integrating techniques from several schools of psychology.
I use my accepting nature, energetic spirit, and at times my sense of humor, to develop a strong, foundational rapport with children and adults. I work with clients of all ages across a variety of issues, however, I specialize in child and family counseling. I have experiences assisting clients struggling with a variety of things, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, school issues, LGBTQ/gender identity issues, behavioral concerns, PTSD, anxiety, mindfulness, anger management, parenting, couples and marriage counseling, marital difficulties, divorce and divorce recovery, sexual issues and grief and loss.
I grew up in Buffalo, New York and had the opportunity to live outside New York City and in rural New Mexico before settling in Fort Collins. I enjoy hiking in the foothills with my husband, two young children, and our dog. I also enjoy knitting, biking around town and yoga.
You can view my professional qualifications and credentials below:
- BA – Psychology, State University of New York, College at Geneseo
- MSW – Social Work, Stony Brook University
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker- CSW 09924286
- Certified Addiction Counselor- ACB.0008079