About Me

ImageI am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling with 2000 hours of supervised practice and have passed the National Certification exam to be licensed in the state of Colorado.  I am also a Certified Addiction Counselor, Level III which means that I have over 200 hours of specialized education in addictions with 2000 hours of supervised work experience.

Over the past 16 years I have worked in a variety of settings including an intensive outpatient substance abuse program, two community mental health centers, an inpatient eating disorder program, with the forensic population in a jail setting and in private practice.   Within these settings my work has been with adults in individual and group counseling as well as couples counseling.  My post-masters’ training has been in evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.  I have also studied other traditional psychotherapies including insight-oriented psychotherapy and Gestalt therapy.  I have training in mindfulness based psychotherapies such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention.

My professional self is strongly influenced by my long-time practice of mindfulness meditation and study of Buddhist psychology and I teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. I have completed the Practicum in MBSR and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness and Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Education

  • M.A., University of Northern Colorado, Community Counseling
  • B.S., University of North Carolina, Business Administration

License & Certification

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado – License #3363
  • Certified Addiction Counselor III, Colorado – Certification #6819

Professional Memberships

  •  American Counseling Association