I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Addiction Counselor Level III in the State of Colorado. I have a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Denver Seminary and BA in Psychology from Colorado Christian University.
My training and expertise include Sexual Abuse and Offending, Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders, Juvenile Treatment, Spiritual Issues, Psychological Testing and Child Development. I also have experience treating issues related to Adoption, ADHD, Trauma/PTSD, Child Abuse, Foster Care, Depression, Anxiety and Relationships.
I have been in practice since 2002. In the early to mid 2000s I worked in Juvenile Residential Treatment, Out-Patient Treatment and In-Home Services. I opened my current business, Family Integration Counseling in Bailey and Fairplay in 2009. Starting in 2007 I have provided In-Home Therapy services to the Park County Department of Human Services, Child Protection Team, to keep children in their homes and forgo the disruption that comes through placement in foster care following investigations of child abuse and neglect.
I have sought specific training to differentiate myself from an over-flooded market of counselors. trained in EMDR to work with trauma and PTSD. I use biofeedback to teach clients emotional regulation, stress releif and as an addition to other therapies. I also have extensive training and state approvals in the fields of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
I approach counseling with the awareness that you, the client are ultimately responsible for the changes that you make and choose to make during therapy. This focus guides the therapy process from goal setting to completion of therapy. Changes are not “prescribed” but cooperated upon according to a your desires, values and abilities. I create a light and often humorous environment while challenging you, the client to take more responsibility and self control in your life and the therapy process.