As a Denver based Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), I treat adults who are facing issues that are impacting one’s quality of life including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, workplace conflict, compassion fatigue, and grief and loss.
I also work with adults who are struggling to better understand their relationship with substances of abuse, as well as those who need treatment and support in any stage of their recovery process.
I have a sub-speciality in physician health. Doctors, trained to put their own needs last, excel at compartmentalizing difficult emotions. Asking for help does not always come easy, if at all. The practice of medicine has changed drastically and will continue to do so. With this, the demands and expectations of physicians have changed. This year alone, 44% of physicians report burnout. 11% reported feeling down; 4% met criteria for depression. I offer an understanding of the complexities of practicing medicine as well as the sacrifices physicians willing offer to provide the best care for patients.
“What If I Don’t Want to be here?”
Ideally, clients enter therapy voluntarily. However, the reality is that people often face external pressure to seek treatment. This may come from a spouse, employer, or even mandated by the courts. Over the years, many of my clients have been “involuntary”. As humans, we naturally resist begin told what to do. However, therapy can, and does, work – even with clients who are are “forced into it”. I love working with this population.
We are unique and dynamic individuals with a lifetime of layered experiences that define how we see ourselves and the world around us. As such, I work from a humanistic foundation that is evidenced-based, client-centered, and borrows from a variety of approaches.
The single best predictor of a good outcome is a strong client/therapist relationship and I universally approach my clients with compassion, warmth, patience, and acceptance.