I received my education at the University of Oregon, where I earned a master's degree in Couples and Family Therapy. I am currently a program director at Aurora Mental Health Center and the private practice owner of RISE Counseling for Women and Girls. Throughout my clinical practice, I have gained extensive experience treating a variety of mental health issues, but have developed an expertise and special interest in trauma. I am trained in both TFCBT and EMDR.
As a Colorado native, I enjoy skiing, snow shoeing, hiking and being outdoors. Yoga keeps me balanced. I am a major bookworm and can often be found curled up in my reading chair with a cozy blanket. My partner and our two dogs (Denver and Boots) keep my life fun and interesting!
Although I am new to Naropa, so far I love the culture of acceptance.
Learning from Trauma
The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van der Kolk
I have not experienced this yet, but am looking forward to helping my students understanding the complexities of trauma and recovery.