I am a registered and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado. I earned a Master’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Colorado State University. This program at CSU is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). I am a Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), as well as an active member of the Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I keep up on my professional development by participating in conferences and trainings, reading current literature and research studies, and networking with professionals in my field.
I operate my therapy practice from a family systems perspective. This approach means that I believe that none of us lead lives in isolation. Rather, we each are influenced by others in our lives, both past and present. And, those influences shape our beliefs about ourselves and prescribe the roles in our lives. I strive to uncover the beliefs and expectations you have that are holding you back from using your strengths to their fullest extent.
My training and experience provides me with the background to work with individuals, couples, and families. I derive both personal and professional fulfillment through helping people break free from the false beliefs and negative expectations that keep them from reaching their full potential as an individual and as the member of a couple and/or family.
I am also a Christian and am comfortable helping you grow your faith and/or use your faith as a resource in the work you will do in therapy. I believe in the redemptive power of Jesus Christ, the undeserved grace of God, the intentional uniqueness with which God created each of us, and that bad things happen in our world not to punish us but are trials put in our path to strengthen us. The intersection of my secular training and my faith seamlessly dovetail into a non-judgmental approach that allows me to work with the perspectives and beliefs you bring to therapy, be they Christian, Muslim, agnostic, or atheist. I welcome any questions or concerns you may have about faith and therapy.