If suffering, grief, loss, and uncertainty are inherent in our humanness; so to is joy, growth, and the ability to heal through connectedness. People often seek therapy having exhausted their own internal resources trying to feel better. They may also believe they have exhausted their loved ones with their own self-doubt, sadness, or shame. Alternatively, one may be experiencing a more vague yet persistent sense of being overwhelmed or numb and disconnected.
If anxiety, sadness, irritability, anger, or grief is impacting your quality of life; or, if you have been managing uncomfortable emotions with substances and questioning your relationship with alcohol or drugs, I’d like to help. As a therapist for 20 years, I offer my clients the opportunity to explore who they are, who they want to be, and importantly, a partnership in forging the path towards healing and change.
Being a therapist is my second career. Born and raised in New England, I spent the first 15 years of my professional life working within the Harvard University Library system. Although I found much satisfaction there, I decided to shift my focus from books to people. I went back to school, and in 2003, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachuestts.
After moving from Boston to Portland, Oregon, to Indianapolis, I settled in Denver with my family in 2010. I am fortunate to have experienced living in all these beautiful cities, however, like many of you, once I landed in Colorado I knew this was where I belonged.
When not working, you will find me enjoying my family and friends. I re-energize by spending time in the garden, reading, or working creatively with my hands. On weekends, I am often enjoying the beauty of the Colorado mountains either skiing, hiking, relaxing, or staring at the cars parked around me on I-70.
While in Boston, I counseled students at the Massachusetts College of Art. I also provided outpatient treatment and assessments for adults and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse issues. This included clients who were mandated through court diversion programs.
In Portland, OR, I worked with adults who were struggling with mental health and substance abuse problems.
Before moving into private practice, I spent eight years providing team-based assessment, referral and monitoring services for physicians and physician assistants in Colorado.
Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts, 1991
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University, 2003
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Colorado License # LPC.0005907
Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) – Colorado License # ACD.0001294
ACA, the American Counseling Association
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
CAAP, the Colorado Association for Addiction Professionals