Reaching out for mental health services can be a courageous step, and connecting with the right provider to meet your health and well-being needs is essential. I have been serving the Four Corners area in the human services and healthcare fields since 2011 and currently serve as a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC). I have a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling through Adams State University. Each position I have held over the past decade has fueled my desire to become a professional counselor. After graduating from Fort Lewis College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I worked with a non-medical home healthcare company as a client case manager. Here I had the opportunity to work with people in challenging situations in the comfort of their own homes, and I realized that people in all walks of life could benefit from mental health care. I also have experience managing a non-profit program that provided victimized populations with housing advocacy and spent three years providing wellness and nutrition coaching in our community.
As an LPCC, I have a passion for providing clients with the space and resources to navigate mental health challenges. I believe that as humans, we are the experts of our own lives, and counseling helps us to become more conscious of our neurological thought patterns and behaviors without judgment. Through this consciousness, clients are able to make informed changes in their lives based on their own subjective realities and needs. I approach clinical practice from several theoretical perspectives, including but not limited to person-centered therapy, solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral informed therapy (DBT), neurocounseling theories, existential therapy, nature based therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. I am trained in EMDR and trauma-informed techniques and have a background in grief and loss counseling. I am influenced by body-based theories including interpersonal neurobiology and polyvagal theory and love providing clients with contextual psychoeducation when applicable. I approach sessions theoretically based on the unique needs and goals of the clients I work with as no two people are the same.
In my free time, you can find me in the wilderness with my family, friends, and fur babies. I am always humbled by the power of stepping away from the patterns of everyday life into natural and unplugged environments. I enjoy river rafting, mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, game nights, cooking, and reading, to name a few! Feel free to reach out to me if you are interested in exploring counseling services together. You can reach me directly at 970-422-3830 ext. 700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you!