Even as a young person I found myself offering a compassionate ear and delighting in the dynamic process of self-discovery. Ironically, upon graduating from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a B.A. in Psychology, I spent the following two years as a financial analyst on Wall Street. Truly a fish out of water, I took some time to find my way back to my early interest in psychology.
With a passion for both teaching and counseling, I returned to school and completed an M.A. in Education from the University of Denver in 1994 and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado in 1996. I worked initially as a middle school counselor, and then as a staff psychotherapist and parent educator at a community counseling center. In 2005 I opened my own psychotherapy practice in Boulder where I see adults, children and parents.
An avid learner, I continue to explore new ways to facilitate awareness and empowerment in the clients I am honored to work with. I am a graduate of Boulder’s Hakomi Institute for Experiential Psychotherapy, a Licensed Psychotherapist, a Registered Play Therapist, a Certified Play Therapist Supervisor and a Certified EMDR Therapist. And I regularly attend trainings and workshops on trauma resolution, attachment, mindfulness, body-centered therapy, internal family systems and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am a fan of the changing seasons and love the outdoors. Walking, hiking, practicing yoga, and writing are some of my favorite activities. I also relish quiet moments sitting inside or outside, simply observing nature, or reading.