Staff Psychotherapist

I am a Licensed Social Worker practicing in Fort Collins, Colorado. I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Masters in Social Work in May 2016. The majority of my clinical experience has been in the counseling center at Colorado State University (CSU), where I completed my graduate internship and have worked as a psychotherapist. I have worked with groups of adults at the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery, groups of children at Courage Connections homeless shelter, and groups of students at CSU. I enjoy working with people in both an individual and group setting.

My therapy style is collaborative; I rely on clients as the expert on their life. I strive to create a warm and validating environment while challenging clients to reach their goals and full potential. I use an integrative style for my therapeutic approach, and I draw techniques from a variety of modalities depending on each client’s needs. My most recent training is in EMDR. I have successfully used motivational interviewing, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and DBT techniques with clients. I conceptualize using a systems approach as well as trauma-informed and attachment theories. My goal as your therapist is to be an informed ally and advocate for you as a whole individual.

Growing up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago exposed me to a variety of people and lifestyles. I have always enjoyed traveling and engaging with cultures other than my own. My partner and I moved to Colorado from Illinois for my graduate internship, and we instantly fell in love with Fort Collins. I enjoy cuddles with our two cats and, more recently, training our two puppies. Since moving to Colorado, I have discovered my love of the outdoors.

Education

B.A. – Psychology, Clinical/Counseling concentration, University of Illinois Springfield

M.S.W – Mental Health concentration, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Licensure

Colorado LSW.0009921236