• Women’s Issues
• M.A. – Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Denver Seminary
• B.S.B.A. – Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management – University of Denver
You tell yourself that “things aren’t that bad” or that you “should be grateful”, and yet you struggle to believe it’s true. Shaking these inner doubts has gotten more difficult to do. Now, you find yourself struggling to convey – and believe – that you have it all together. This inner dialogue is rarely discussed with anyone, however, because you find it deeply unsettling to share about yourself to others. You unconsciously push those you love away, and yet deeply desire to be in fulfilling relationships with others. It’s difficult to put words to the deep pain you’re carrying, and though you’ve tried to shut off your needs entirely, you’ve been unable to do so. Sometimes, part of you wishes you didn’t feel at all. Yet you somehow continue to ache that someone will fully see you, that you’ll be intimately known, and still loved despite it all. But you also shudder when others get too close as you think about the cost. I’m a therapist who knows how to fight for healing despite the devastation, for intimacy despite the terror, and for redemption despite the odds.
Like an explorer in an unknown land, we will walk arm in arm to wade into the deeper, softer territory that is your heart and soul. This land, though neglected, is still teeming with life even as it starves for nourishment. You will learn to practice voicing what you’ve been through and what you need to begin to thrive. Listening to that still, small voice within that you’ve learned to turn down and making changes to honor, heal, and grow the person you’ve always suspected you’re meant to be is part of the plan. This complex and deep work isn’t for the faint of heart. But I am an intimately kind guide who can take us into the places you’ve likely known you need to go into for a long time.
I am a licensed professional counselor who has gone through intensive schooling and inner healing work and have come out willing and capable to do this kind of therapy that incorporates narrative and here-and-now practices. Whether it is with you and your partner in the room with me or we’re discussing your reports of the life you lead outside my office, I know how to lead you into more fulfilling practices that will heal – and not further harm – your heart and your life.