Psychotherapy

Become the Person You Want to Be

Clients find my warm, interactive approach empowering, which helps them become who they want to be. I help adults and seniors overcome depression, anxiety and addictions using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, and Brainspotting.

Psychotherapy helped me turn my life around and I would like to help you do the same.

Specialties:

  • Empowering clients struggling with depression and self-esteem to develop new coping skills and find meaning in their lives.
  • Helping clients learn how to change their thought patterns to relieve depression and anxiety and recover from their addictions.
  • Supporting clients improve their self-esteem.
  • Validating parents who have made the decision not to work so they can be full-time, stay-at-home parents and feel confident in their choice. There is no more important work than raising the next generation.
  • Working with seniors to help them retain their sense of vitality and independence, especially as they age, and addressing post-menopausal depression.

I have a passion to help parents raise kids who can think, problem-solve and make healthy choices, so I provide parent coaching along with psychotherapy and psychotherapy along with parent coaching, as indicated.

After receiving my MSW (Masters Degree in Social Work) and working for a few years, I “retired” to motherhood. 15 years later, when I decided to return to work, it was important to me to update my clinical skills. I selected a two-year post-masters certificate program in Cognitive Behavior Therapy that I pursued at The Education Center of Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, I attended many workshops on addictions, family therapy, sexuality, hypnosis, gestalt therapy, Reality Therapy, and various other topics.

Experience:

In 1987, I moved to Colorado and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC III).  I have worked in the following settings:

  • A DUI program facilitating education and therapy groups and providing individual therapy.
  • Psychiatric hospitals facilitating cognitive behavioral, addictions, codependency, experiential “ropes course”, and computerized learning groups; providing individual and family therapy, and case management.
  • An elementary school where I worked as a family outreach coordinator, providing support to families so their kids could be successful in school.
  • Private Practice, since 1988.

In my private practice, I work primarily with adults with depression, anxiety, and addictions. In addition to Cognitive Behavior Therapy, I have training in EMDR and Brainspotting. I am always seeking to improve and add to my clinical skills, with continuing education and community engagement.