I Love to learn and it is important to me that I have a very large “chest” of the most effective tools that can help you achieve your goals. Disciplines that I have studied and might include in our work together include Neuroscience, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Rapid Resolution Trauma Therapy, Sensory-Motor Trauma Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy, and a system I developed called Somatic Trauma Sequencing (STS). I may also incorporate Developmental Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotional Brain Training (EBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Addiction Counseling, Contemplative Psychology, Mindfulness Meditation, Guided Visualization, Jungian Psychology, Journey work, Hypnotherapy, Stress Management, Personal Coaching, and Natural Supplements depending upon your needs.
For those dealing with trauma/PTSD symptoms, I use highly effective hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programing techniques (RRT) to close neuro-“files” stuck open in a “threat” state in order to calm the anxious brain and take emotional charge off of traumatic memories. (Link to come later) I also provide Somatic Experiencing and STS Trauma Weekend Workshops to release stored fight or flight energy out of your nervous system and body, decreasing or eliminating PTSD symptoms. After brain and body are calmer from Individual therapy and STS weekends, I then provide Individual therapy and Trauma Recovery Skills Groups for learning boundary, communication, emotional regulation and interpersonal skills that have been interrupted or prevented due to trauma Read More. For more information on my comprehensive approach to Trauma please visit the Trauma page
If you are dealing with depression, I offer lifestyle changes and information on natural supplements that can help address the neurochemical aspects of depression if this of interest to you. I then provide a safe and supportive environment for you to address any stressors (including Grief) or conflicts in your life. I also teach whatever skills may be needed (Mindfulness, Stress Management, Emotional Regulation, Interpersonal, Communication, Reflective Listening or Parenting) to help you navigate these stressors more successfully. At times, Hypnotherapy or Rapid Resolution therapy may be needed. With this comprehensive approach, most people experience a significant decrease in their depression within 4-6 weeks. READ MORE
For those with anxiety, I usually start by providing you with resources about supplements that may help you brain calm down if this is of interest to you. I provide hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic techniques to help calm and retrain your brain with events that trigger your anxiety. I also teach mindfulness, body awareness, breathing techniques and Cognitive Behavioral skills that allow you to calm an anxious brain when it is in initial stages of stress and ultimately retrain your brain for balance and relaxation. READ MORE If trauma is the root cause of your anxiety, then I will use the techniques described here to resolve that trauma and release your brain from its “fight or flight” stance.
Addiction is multifaceted and, like all of the work I do, I take a comprehensive approach to treating it. When beginning, therapy is determined by your stage of change. For those who are in the Contemplation Stage of Change, I provide a safe and supportive place for you to explore the challenges and rewards that may be involved with quitting. I also provide you with techniques that can help move you into the Action Stage of Change. Once in the Preparation/ Action Stage of Change, I help you explore what change would look like for you and what type of support you need to achieve sobriety and maintain it. I can provide you with information on support groups, and supplements that can make it easier on your brain to quit using substances. Hypnotherapy and Rapid Resolution Therapy may be helpful here in helping you to desire, achieve and maintain change. Relapse is often the result of an imbalance between life stress and your internal skills to handle it. So, I not only help you to clear up any underlying stressor from your past but teach emotional regulation skills. These internal skills help turn down the drive for substances in your brain and help you handle stress without substances.
I also provide support for those dealing only with relational issues, grief, transition or life stress. Whatever your issue, I am here to help. I believe people have inherent strength and wisdom and my job is to provide you with the techniques, skills, and support to discover and actualize these in your life!
My experiential approach to therapy allows clients to see immediate results.
CALL 720-732-4050 TODAY to schedule an appointment or set up a complimentary consultation to see how I can help you. I am conveniently located in Denver, Boulder and Lafayette!
Education & Training
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology Regis University, Denver, CO
Bachelor of Arts, Contemplative Psychology Naropa University, Boulder, CO
Rapid Resolution Therapy Boulder, CO
Cert. Addiction Counselor II State of Colorado
Motivational Interviewing Training Various Trainings
Certified Advanced EBT Provider Institute for Health Solutions, S.F. CA
DBT Training Odyssey Training Center, Denver, CO
Sensory Motor Trauma Training SMT Institute, Boulder, CO
Advanced Integrative Body Psychotherapy Training IBP of Boulder, CO