My Approach to Helping
As a licensed social worker and certified addiction counselor I in Longmont, Colorado, I offer a range of services. I specialize specifically in trauma, addiction and parenting. I have extensive experience working directly with families and youth in the foster care system and adult offenders in relapse prevention programs. I also have spent over 10 years working directly with biological, foster and adoptive parents and families on parenting skills of children and adolescents with special needs, ranging from developmental, cognitive and physical disabilities to children with dual diagnoses.
My goal is to help individuals, partners and families learn the necessary skills to self-regulate and thrive in their interpersonal relationships. I am a structured, consistent, firm and direct therapist and I give my clients the necessary resources and tools to make needed and desired changes in their lives and within their families. My intention with providing therapy services is to assist my clients in finding workable solutions and obtaining their personal goals.
More Info About My Practice
I offer a free initial phone consultation. My fee is 100/hour. I accept some insurances, EAP Panels, Medicaid (in special situations) and victim's compensation.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
1. One of my specialties is working with families that have children with special needs and behavior problems. My experience supervising a special needs foster care program and currently running a service agency for adults and children with developmental disabilities aid me in this skill.
2. Another specialty I have is working with couples when there are issues of addiction or infidelity present. I enjoy helping these couples create a plan with specific goals, and then using therapy as a tool to keep them accountable to their goals.
My Role as a Therapist
I view my role as the therapist as someone that will provide stability and accountability to the person's goals and direction. I am a firm therapist that promotes consistency and follow through with my clients. I think it is important to discuss the problems, but to also create a clear goal of how to make things better. At that point, I view my role as an accountability coach to themselves, their child, or each other (if it is couples counseling).