My Approach to Helping
I bring compassion, support, acceptance and an open-minded approach to the therapeutic milieu at Foundations Counseling. With a background in child advocacy and alternative family dynamics, I have a passion for assisting individuals, couples, and families through difficult times. I promote continual growth beyond healing and personal empowerment in an empathetic and safe space.
I am proficient in various therapeutic techniques and has a comfortable familiarity with the nuances of court-appointed therapy, custody topics and their accompanying emotions, reintegration therapy, and divorce issues. Areas of focus include anxiety, depression, complex trauma, communication issues, boundaries, conflict resolution, attachment issues and disorders, self-esteem and self-worth issues, empowerment, life transitions and coaching, codependency, grief and loss, and anger management. Couples work may address a variety of issues, such as affair recovery, emotional affairs, infidelity, and alternative relationships. Areas of attention include ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, arrangements and varying sexual dynamics, including fetishes, BDSM and sexual identity. I am an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (questioning), intersex, asexual, and agender (LGBTQIA) communities.
I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Psychology from Regis University and Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I use strengths-based, person-centered, and collaborative approaches along with a variety of other therapy techniques to help my clients heal and grow. I am a child advocate for CASA, a court approved and appointed parent-child supervisor, and a proponent for the acceptance of alternative lifestyles.