It’s not easy to talk about what’s troubling you to someone you don’t know. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell you about myself so you can get to know me better.
As a licensed professional counselor (LPC), speaker, and educator with nearly three decades of experience, I have supported hundreds of couples and individuals in their journeys to connect more deeply and honestly with themselves and each other.
My commitment to helping others expand their potential and live a full life was inspired by my work as a special education teacher. The love and courage the children embodied made me passionate about the importance of finding worth and value in life, regardless of one’s circumstances. After 11 years in this field, I embarked on an in-depth exploration of mind, body, and spirit, discovering how to replace feelings of separation, loss, depression, and anxiety with a peaceful mind and satisfying relationships.
My career as a counselor began in Colorado, where I received my master’s in counseling from the University of Northern Colorado.
In addition to my private practice, I worked as a therapist with the Boulder Employee Assistance Program and at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Littleton. I also served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Colorado and University of Northern Colorado, where I taught classes in communication, family dynamics, and innovative learning theory.
In 2003, I moved to Ashland, Oregon. Here, I specialize in counseling individuals who want to discover their innate capacity for change and move forward to create the life they want.
Although I’ve been trained in numerous methodologies, my approach is based on your individual needs and concerns.
Below are the modalities I draw from most frequently:
- Mindfulness & Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Bereavement/Grief Counseling & Hospice
- Positive Psychology
- Imagery/Relaxation Techniques
Everyone is different. I treat each of my clients as a unique individual rather than categorizing or stereotyping them. I take into consideration ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religious differences.
Although I love my work, it isn’t my whole life. I establish a sense of well-being by balancing work with spending time in nature, being with friends and family, horseback riding, traveling, and cooking healthy meals with my partner.
Maintaining balance makes life meaningful for me and allows me to be more present, centered, and less reactive when life brings inevitable changes. I have also decided to be my own best friend.
Schedule a Session
Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to schedule a session or complimentary consultation. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a positive, healthy relationship with yourself and others.