Your Journey to Becoming a Counselor
After receiving the help I needed from some wonderful counselors as a teen and taking a course in psychology and human development my senior year of high school, I was in love with the counseling profession. I continued to increase my knowledge of the subject when I moved to Denver from a small town in Maine to obtain a degree in psychology from the University of Denver. I am now getting my Masters in Counseling at Regis University, a degree which is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program. At Regis, I have completed courses in ethics, diagnosis and treatment planning, multicultural competence, assessments, research methods, groups, spirituality, counseling adolescents, and practicum. At the beginning of my time at Regis I learned about animal-assisted therapy and was thrilled to discover I could integrate the love and connection I feel to animals into the therapeutic process. That is how I found myself here, completing my internship at Courage to Connect (feel free to change this to Pathways to Connection).
Your Approach to Counseling
I meet my clients with empathy and unconditional positive regard and the belief that every individual deserves to be heard and listened to with respect and empathy. My approach is relational, compassionate, and full of warmth and the desire to help you heal and become the happy and fulfilled individual you deserve to be.
Areas of Interest
I am interested in working with adolscents and young adults. I am passionate about the following areas of specialty:
- periods of transition
- LGBTQ+ individuals
I am in the process of receiving my certificate in Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy from the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies. I am also a member of the American Counseling Association.