I'm glad you're here.
My top priority is creating a space for healing that is free of judgement, full of acceptance, and curated to each individual client's needs.
I know it can feel really overwhelming when stress and frustrating symptoms start to interrupt our already busy lives. While starting therapy may feel like adding one more thing on your to-do list, often stress and symptom buildup stems from the fact that we haven't been on our lists at all or that we haven't found ways to care for ourselves that genuinely work for us.
Setting aside time to look inward, work through difficulties, and find new paths forward is a beautiful way to say, "I matter" and I am honored to be a guide in this process.
Whether you're looking to learn new ways of addressing concerns, set healthier boundaries, or talk through major life transitions- your willingness to show up for this work takes courage and I will honor it
I have had the honor of supporting people in many different life situations through my work as a therapist. From outreaching homeless youth and providing therapy to adults dealing with psychosis and mood disorders, to working collaboratively with doctors, nurses, and psychiatrists in medical and community settings- all of my experiences have taught me a lot about how we respond to challenges, cope, and heal.
Despite the significant differences of each situation, three major takeaways stood out for me:
We rarely give ourselves the compassion we deserve
Our minds can be really mean and we often accept thoughts as facts
It’s not uncommon to lose hope that our symptoms, situation, or thoughts can improve
Today, those lessons are the foundation for Rooted Wellness Counseling, which teaches self-compassion, challenges thought patterns through cognitive behavioral therapy and fosters hope for healing and growth. I love to help people tune into their personal strengths, take control of their thinking patterns, and create a plan to overcome and address what brought them to counseling. With degrees in both Psychology and Clinical Social Work, I take a holistic view, considering your mind/body connection and the impact of external factors on your wellness.
All of my sessions are trauma-informed and culturally sensitive.
Training + Expertise
I am a fully-qualified, person-centered Clinical Social Worker
I am licensed to provide therapeutic services in the state of Colorado (#09925874)
I hold a Masters of Social Work diploma from USC, an accredited university
In addition to my work in private practice, I have experience as the lead therapist on a community mental health team, as a mental health advocate, on collaborative care teams within medical settings, and providing supervision to graduate students
I adhere to the strict ethical and professional code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and complete annual trainings for continued education in my areas of expertise
I have completed additional education and training to be fully certified as a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and an ADHD Service Provider
As a Person
I wholeheartedly believe that my therapeutic work is my purpose and I work hard to take care of my own mental health so that I can be the fully present and engaged therapist that you deserve. This means that I "practice what I preach" as far as regularly using my own coping skills, healthy outlets, and supports.
When I am not working with my wonderful clients, I am happiest outdoors! I find time in the mountains incredibly rejuvenating and "fill my cup" by hiking, camping, and trying new activities throughout the beautiful state of Colorado. I love coffee, sunshine, laughing, and good music.