About Me

As a therapist, I draw from developmental and somatic psychology, neurobiology, EMDR and Gestalt to create an effective form of therapy for each individual client. Focus on breath, movement, and interaction with the horse keeps clients present-centered, while careful exploration of the past helps clients unwind histories of trauma, abuse, and/or developmental issues.

With a Masters Degree from Naropa University’s Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Program, Wilderness Therapy track, I am trained to work with people therapeutically in connection with nature. As a lifelong horsewoman and a PATH, international Advanced Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, I am deeply committed to helping people work safely and respectfully with horses.

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado and have been in private practice since 2008. In addition to my private practice work, I am a contract therapist at two non-profits in the Denver Metro area (Zuma's Rescue Ranch and Senior Support Services).

At the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, a Premier accredited center where I worked for over five years, I mentored others in the field of therapeutic horsemanship. I also launched and directed the extremely popular CTRC All Abilities Summer Camp where we served over 100 children with and without disabilities each season. I have been in private practice since 2008.

To this day, I appreciate the restorative power of nature, which can be calming, challenging, entertaining and invigorating all at the same time. For myself, as for many of my clients, an active relationship with nature is a key to feeling healthy, balanced, and connected to something greater.

Some additional therapeutic training: EMDR Level 1, Play Therapy Institute of Colorado Intensive Training, Stan Tatkin's Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, Annie Brook's 2-year Applied Neuroplasticity training. I am in the process of Natural Lifemanship dual certification as a clinician and equine professional.

I live outside of Denver with my family and two young boys.

I am excited to enter into a creative partnership with you to find the life you are meant to lead!

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