My Approach to Helping
I'm glad you are here! You have made a choice to start the process in making a difference in how you feel. The next part may feel daunting but beginnings often do. Do not feel alone in this process. Beginning counseling can feel a little scary because you are facing an unknown person and we all worry about judgment and what other people think. I offer you warmth and compassion in a non-judgmental atmosphere at either my office or an internet presence where we can connect through Zoom (as confidential as we can get online). It doesn't matter where you live in Colorado you can receive the counseling you deserve. I specialize in four areas: Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Obesity, and Spiritual Confusion. If any of these categories fit your needs, please call. We will connect in the way that is most appropriate for you. Thanks for clicking!
More Info About My Practice
We will begin with a 20 minute free phone call. It's important for you to know if we can connect. Most studies recognize that at least 80% of our success depends on the quality of our relationship as client to counselor. Because it's *that* important I want you to be sure I'm the best counselor for you and the problems you're dealing with.
My office is in Berthoud, CO but as long as you are in Colorado we can work together. I use Zoom for my web appointments and find this option very beneficial. Often, the area you live in does not offer a specialist that works with your difficulties.
We will work together to determine the best speed and options to help you along your journey!
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I have lived with chronic pain for about 30 years. A lot of processing and learning have happened in my journey. There are aspects I love to share because they have helped so many people! I've also dealt with obesity. Interestingly, it seems as if these two areas alone require a counselor who has been witness to, or struggled themselves with pain or obesity to truly understand the unique frustrations and to offer the patience required as clients go through their own journey. I had my fair share of counselors who did not understand any of my frustrations and were no help at all. This is exactly why I became a psychotherapist. I want to help those who are like I was--desperate for help but wanting compassion rather than judgment. I have also lived through my share of anxiety and throughout I have discovered a spiritual journey that has helped to bring me to you. I'm here for you and I understand. Shall we talk?