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        I am a clinical social worker, licensed by the state of Colorado. I earned my bachelors degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University, and a Masters degree in clinical social work from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I've had the opportunity to work in a number of clinical settings including psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, detention and forensic centers, and schools. 

        My expertise is in working with adults who struggle with what feels like "stuck" or resistant patterns which can often result in depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. Some of the issues I find most supported by a body-centered psychotherapy include, chronic fatigue and burnout, disordered eating, addictive behaviors, trauma, unsatisfying relationship patterns, and challenging life transitions.

        I'm proudly trained in Hakomi Body Centered Psychotherapy as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), both of these therapeutic techniques work on a nervous system and somatic level which research shows impacts change much more effectively than cognitive or talk therapy alone. I use a collaborative approach with each person, working as a facilitator or a guide towards greater wellness. As a therapist I value a personalized therapeutic modality that is based on the specific needs of the individual.

         I am a certified 200 hour yoga teacher and often incorporate breathing techniques and mindful meditation as a tool to support a stressed nervous system and body. In addition, I have found nutrition and a deeper understanding of how chemicals impact the brain and body to be very helpful in healing, and earned a certificate as a Integrative Nutrition Mental Health provider in 2023. 

       I joined the Grand Valley Community in 2018, and have felt this to be a warm and welcoming community. I love to spend time with my two incredible children, and husband, hiking with our two dogs, practicing yoga, and having road trip adventures. 

        I have traveled and continue to travel my own unique path to personal growth and healing through therapy, mindfulness, and yoga. I am constantly in awe of the strength and resilience of the people I am honored to support. Please feel free to ask about my journey!

Trainings and Certifications:

Hakomi Body Centered Psychotherapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Integrative Mental Health and Nutrition Certified

Yoga Teacher 200 Hours

Yoga for Trauma

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