As a therapist, I think of myself as a co-journeyer through the A’s of Change: Awareness, Acceptance, and Action. Therapy provides a mirror for us to see ourselves more fully and increase self-awareness. Over time, through the safety of a therapeutic relationship with a therapist ally, we may grow towards deeper self-understanding and self-acceptance. And paradoxically, once we accept ourselves exactly as we are, we become free to change. If this sounds radical, it’s because it is. In a world that profits from our self-doubt, accepting oneself is a revolutionary act that liberates us to take inspired action towards building our best life.
I came to know the power of therapy through my own healing journey. Over time I discovered that it’s entirely possible to find freedom from outdated patterns of thought, belief, and behavior, and to develop the self-esteem, skills, and agency to begin to live life on purpose. In addition to my formal credentials and studies that span two decades, my lived experience of transforming my own life underlies my knowledge, respect, compassion, and hope in facilitating this work. I learned to not just survive, but thrive. And you can too.
My qualifications include:
- Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies
- Completed internship, extensive training, and supervision at Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center in San Francisco
- Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor #18726
- Colorado Licensed Addiction Counselor #2057
- Clinical experience in addiction treatment at admissions, outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization (day treatment), residential, and social detox levels of care
- Member of NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, and Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals
- Engaged in ongoing training in contemporary psychoanalytic, neuropsychoanalytic, contemplative, and trauma-informed approaches to psychotherapy
- 20 years experience as a yoga and mindfulness educator
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