Staff Psychologist

I am a licensed psychologist practicing in Fort Collins, Colorado. I graduated with a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2010. I have over ten years of clinical experience working with adults with a wide range of presenting difficulties. Most of my clinical work has been in individual therapy, stress management, and assessment. have additional training and certification in sexual assault advocacy, and working with survivors of trauma and PTSD is an important focus of mine.

One of the things I love best about being a psychologist is that it gives me the chance to do different things. I focus primarily on therapy, but also enjoy doing assessments for ADHD and learning disorders. Evaluation and assessment can be an intense, time-consuming endeavor. My goal is not only to help discover existing difficulties, but to work with my clients on developing skills to help them thrive. I want you to feel like the time you spend with me will help improve your quality of life.

In my therapy work, I have focused primarily on anxiety disorders, stress management, and trauma focused therapy. I also have a bit of a philosophical bent, and some of my favorite work has involved helping clients dig through those big “meaning of life” questions. I believe in the utility of ALL feelings, and as a therapist work to bring empathy and humor into my treatment. I work hard to take my job as a psychologist seriously without taking myself too seriously.

On the personal side, I grew up in Southern California but have lived all over in beautiful places like Portland Oregon, Santa Barbara California, Grenada in the West Indies, and here in the lovely front range. I enjoy running, gardening, reading, and spending time exploring the world with my husband and son. I have a fat grumpy old cat named Coltrane, who will testify that I also make a mean tuna salad.

Education

  • M.S. – Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • PhD – Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Licensure

  • Licensed Psychologist – CO PSY-4564

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

Training

  • APA-approved Pre-doctoral Internship at Colorado State University
  • Post-doctoral Residency at Colorado State University