Welcome, I'm happy you've found your way here.
I do this work, first and foremost, because I love it. From my earliest memories, I have been interested in understanding people’s inner worlds. I am abysmal at small talk and prefer to get to the heart of things: your vulnerabilities, your passions, your truths. If you are looking for a therapist that will sit back and nod as you share your pain, then I am not for you. You see, I am a human, and you are a human, so the only option is to be human together. We will relate, and explore and be curious about what you are bringing to therapy, and ultimately, allow the feelings we uncover to guide our work.
When we’ve been struggling to connect to others and make sense of our own emotions, feeling confused and in pain makes sense. Therapy is the space for you to explore the patterns and dynamics in your past and present relationships, as well as the emotions that come up for you around connecting with others. It is a chance for you to look at what is getting in the way of the closeness you seek and to make room for new ways of relating. The end goal: decreased suffering, increased self-understanding and confidence in your ability to create healthy, reciprocal and satisfying relationships.
I know that booking your first appointment with a new therapist can feel daunting. Whether this is your first time seeking help or you’re looking to re-enter therapy, my goal is to make the process as simple and inviting as possible. That’s why I offer a free, 20-minute phone consultation. This is a chance to answer your questions, address any concerns you have, and find out if we’re a good fit.
I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the state of Colorado (LPCC.0016965), and an AEDP Level 1 Therapist. I hold an MA in Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver, as well as an MA in Food Studies from New York University. I have advanced training in experiential and attachment-based therapies, including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and find joy in helping people create strong relationships with themselves and others.
Before becoming a therapist, I worked in marketing and got my MA in Food Studies, where I used food as a lens to study culture, identity and community. My interdisciplinary background informs my work as a therapist, particularly the importance I place on understanding each of my clients’ unique histories and cultural backgrounds. Today, I live with my partner, daughter, and pup, Roo, in Boulder, CO. When I’m not in my office, I love to stay active, spend time with family and friends, host dinner parties and read as many books as I can get my hands on.