How do I choose a therapist?
I understand that deciding to get help can be a difficult step, and choosing a therapist can feel even more overwhelming. Research shows that you get your best outcome when paired with a therapist who feels genuine, comfortable, and trustworthy. That’s why I work hard to be your safe place. My mission is to pair excellent quality counseling therapy with warmth, comfort, and respect to guide you along your path.
Who do you work with?
Although my background enables me to help individuals of all ages and backgrounds, my passion is in working with women from adolescence through adulthood. Often times trauma, self-confidence issues, and anxiety/depression begin during the teenage years. Teens need someone that understands their unique struggle, is a safe place to talk, and who they can trust to help them through this difficult time. Together we work to rebuild their self-worth and employ healthier ways to cope.
Once we survive the teenage years, women face a new set of challenges. Most women today are under a great deal of stress and feel crushed under the weight of their growing responsibilities. Many of my clients seek help in dealing with relationship issues, exploring new career paths, managing parenthood, and finding themselves again. Together we find ways to effectively manage stress and anxiety, rebuild relationships, and find balance.
What is your experience?
I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University and my Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at Miami University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
My past experience includes working with individuals, couples, families, and teens in both private practice and hospital settings. I received specialized training from Peachford Hospital, a premier inpatient provider of mental health and chemical dependency treatment. During my tenure at Peachford, I had the opportunity to provide individual, group, couples, and family counseling to those struggling with emotional, psychiatric, and addictive illnesses.
I share my practice with my husband Alex, who is also a Mental Health Counselor. We love working together, and providing support to couples and families with the unique vantage point that comes from also being a family! We have owned Riverpath Counseling, our private practice, together for over six years.
So you’re a real person?
While I’d love to be a superhero (or maybe not, that sounds exhausting), I am indeed a real person. Alex and I have an incredible four year old, Benjamin and newborn Nathaniel, who teach me to practice what I preach. I work hard at balancing life, and taking time to enjoy my family and all of the good that Colorado has to offer. In my free time (or what remains of it after having a child), I love yoga, spending the weekend in the mountains, and eating cupcakes.