Devoted to lifelong learning, I began my educational journey at Michigan State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree. My pursuit of knowledge continued at the University of Denver, where I gained my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, focusing on counseling for individuals and couples.
LCSW, LMFT, CST-S:
My credentials extend beyond traditional academic qualifications. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor (LCSW), and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Approved Supervisor (LMFT) in Denver, Colorado. Adding to these, I am an AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor (CST-S).
To become an accredited couples therapist and couples sex therapist, I have completed extensive post-graduate training. At the Denver Family Institute, I earned a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. This encompassed two years of coursework, client experience, and both live and video-recorded supervision. I also achieved a post-graduate certification as a Sex Therapist through AASECT, which required three years of additional training, counseling clients, and field supervision.
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Couples Therapy
Staying on top of the latest methods in the field, I frequently participate in ongoing training and conferences, such as those offered by AASECT, and extensive trainings with Esther Perel, Stan Tatkin (PACT), as well as Sue Johnson with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I am also trained in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) through the Maiberger Institute and am a PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Level 2 trained couples therapist, focusing on attachment styles of couples.
Further, I am an AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) trained therapist and have extensive training in the Gottman method. I have spent a year training in the Developmental Model concerning attachment theory and relationship development with Ellyn Bader and her team.
Understanding that every person and relationship is unique, I employ a specialized approach to our therapy work together. Instead of limiting my clients to one method or a “cookie-cutter approach,” I tailor our work together to fit your needs and your relationship. Utilizing a range of therapeutic modalities, I am dedicated to creating an experience designed specifically for you.