Your Journey to Becoming a Counselor
Born and raised in Florida, yet I always felt myself being pulled to Colorado. The ever-changing seasons, diverse landscapes, unique climates, and the Frontier culture of energy, practicality, and adaptability speak to my soul.
I always knew I wanted to help others, but it took me many years to figure out how. I spent time in research fields, veterinary medicine, people medicine, and even some years as an auto mechanic before I realized what was truly important to me: people. The people I have met across all walks of life, with all kinds of stories imprinted a deep curiosity and appreciation upon me.
During my undergraduate schooling, I changed majors many times before settling on psychology. At the time, this was just so I could graduate (it wasn’t happening with pre-med!). Little did I know this would be the foundation for my true passion and for the rest of my life. The pandemic, and lots of my own therapy, made me realize that life is fleeting, and I wasn’t being true to myself. I took a huge leap of faith and applied for a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
As I sat through my orientation at Regis University, I was filled with a great sense of joy and warmth. That feeling is reignited each time I learn something new. It became even more powerful when I started practicing and saw the impact I could have on others.
I truly feel at home as a counselor and feel incredibly honored to be a part of my client’s lives and exploration. It is a gift to be able to see you through the best and worst of times and to watch you grow into the person you always dreamed you could be.
Your Approach to Counseling
My approach to counseling involves going at your pace. Therapy can be anxiety-inducing and some days it will feel more like work; other days it will feel relieving. I will be alongside you every step of the way, nonjudgmentally and compassionately. I will not have all the answers, but I firmly believe that you hold the answers – and we will discover them together.
I work from a trauma-informed, somatic (integrating the body), mindful lens, while integrating spirituality and the natural world. In our collaborative space, all is welcome.
Your job is to bring yourself – and I will walk with you.
Areas of Interest
I am interested in working with older teens and adults of all ages.
- Survivors of abuse & neglect
- Trauma, complex + developmental
- Identity and self-confidence
- Dream work
- M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Regis University (In progress)
- B.A. in Psychology, minor in Latin language – University of Colorado, Boulder
- Member Engagement Chair, CSI Counseling Honors Society (Rho Upsilon Chapter)
- Member, Psi Chi, International Honors Society in Psychology
- American Counseling Association (ACA) Member