I graduated from the University of Denver with a Master's degree in Forensic Psychology in 2005 and launched into my work with youth and families. My path as a counselor has taken me through a day treatment program for middle and high school students, a wilderness therapy program for at-risk youth, and several community based, mental health center programs as well. I have worked diligently to find my true passion as well as the area of counseling that fits my skills best: working with children and their parents. While my path has curved and veered from its original course, every step has served to bring me to where I am today. I completed my Certification in Synergetic Play Therapy in 2015. I continue to learn about the human experience of perceiving challenges and learning how to respond effectively via reading, continuing education, and consultation with engaging colleagues.
When I am not working with kids or families, I am seeking my own authentic path. Some things that help keep me balanced and able to respond rather than react are: time with the people I love, exercise, gardening, and reading all sorts of things- ranging from murder mysteries to deep dives into neurobiology!