I have earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Denver where my focus was on counseling individual and couples. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor (LMFT), and an AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor (CSTS) in the state of Colorado.
I have earned a post graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Denver Family Institute. This included completing 2 years of post graduate course work, client experience, as well as individual and group supervision.
I have also earned a post graduate Certification as a Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) which included 3 years of additional training, counseling clients, and supervision in the field of sexuality.
I am a trained therapist in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) through the Maiberger Institute, helping clients heal from trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression and more.
I am also a PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Level 2 trained couple therapist, focusing on the attachment styles of couples and creating a stronger bond through effective communication and creating a securely functioning relationship. Trained by Stan Tatkin and team.
I am also an AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Level 1 trained therapist, focusing on attachment theory, emotions and healing of long standing patterns and wounds. Trained by Diana Fosha and team.
Depending on my client’s needs I use several therapeutic modalities:
*EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
*AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
*CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
*EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
*PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy)
*Aligned with therapeutic models of: John Gottman, Esther Perel, Terry Real, Stan Tatkin, Diana Fosha, David Schnarch, Emily Nagoski, et.al.