Have you felt the searing pain of disconnection from a loved one or partner? Are you a royally frustrated or deeply concerned parent? Perhaps you or your child has lost a sense of connection to joy while burdened by trauma or stress? I can teach you or your child proven skills to cope, to build resilience, and to strengthen relationships. I can help you overcome distress and heal from trauma. I provide a safe and affirming place to unload burdens, to discover relieving skills, and to shed light on the origin of your struggles - which can lead to a powerful healing experience. It takes strength and courage to reach out for help.
If you are ready to find relief, please contact me so we can find your solutions and embark on the journey toward optimum mental health. I work with all ages and adjust my therapeutic technique dynamically based on your needs and preferences. I offer small groups and workshops on improving romantic attachment, attachment parenting, and mindfulness.
I have extensive training in humanistic and person-centered therapies, EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, attachment-based parenting, emotionally-focused couples counseling, mindfulness-based counseling, and crisis counseling. I provide affirming sexuality counseling. I am passionate about helping you find greater satisfaction in your life.
As a humanistic counselor, my practice's philosophical foundation is the affirmation of the dignity of every human being. Human beings typically possess the solutions to their struggles and I work with clients to reconnect with and draw out their self-awareness, intuition, wisdom, and insight. Helping my clients access their innate wisdom and strength empowers them to function optimally outside the therapy room and not be dependent upon therapy for daily functioning or problem solving.
Potential clients can schedule a complimentary 15 minute video consultation with me by clicking Book Now above. Once you have met with me and determined we are a good fit, I will email you a link to online scheduling and intake forms via my secure client portal. I am also happy to schedule over the phone or send paper copies of intake forms, if that is your preference.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, I offer counseling via telehealth and walk-and-talk therapy. I meet with clients on a secure, HIPAA compliant video telehealth platform. I also offer walk-and-talk therapy sessions on the Santa Fe trail near my office in Downtown Monument. Wearing masks, comfortable shoes, and signing a waiver will be required for the walk-and-talk therapy option.
I look forward to returning to in-person sessions inside my Monument office when it is safe to do so.
My private pay rate for in-person sessions (walk & talk or in-office) is as follows: $75.00 per 50-minute session and $110.00 per 75 minute session. I am offering a reduced rate on telehealth sessions, in response to pandemic financial strain, through June 30, 2020 of $50.00 per 50-minute session and $75.00 per 75 minute session.
I am a participating provider with the following insurance companies: Matrix EAP, Mines & Associates EAP, and New Directions EAP.
I am working to become a provider with many other insurance companies. I will update this website when I am paneled as a provider with those insurance companies. I offer an income-based sliding scale and am happy to work with you if my standard fee is a barrier to treatment.
When I'm not in my office, I enjoy volunteering with several Colorado Springs non-profit community organizations. I am also a Certified Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line and I help people move from a moment of crisis to a cool calm. I'm originally from San Francisco, California, and I've enjoyed calling Colorado home since 2014.