• Counseling Philosophy 

    I am a feminist counselor who operates from an integrative and holistic counseling model. This means that I pull from multiple evidence-based modalities to provide the individualized treatment that is best suited to each client. The modalities and techniques I utilize most include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief-Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness, Narrative, and Existential. I can also be described as a Rogerian, person-centered therapist that regards each client as the expert in their own lives. I see my role as being a wellness partner that shows unconditional positive regard, never allowing judgement to cloud therapeutic work. 

     

    In my work with clients, I focus not only on mental and emotional issues but recognize the intricate and inextricable connection between mind, body, and spirit. Therapy starts with a comprehensive mental and physical assessment that illuminates the connection between our emotional and physical health. Interventions often include a mix of psychotherapy and integrative health and nutrition coaching to help clients achieve wholistic wellness. 
     

  • Qualifications and Licensure

    EDUCATION: I completed the dual speciality Master's program in school and clinical mental health counseling at Adams State University in 2020. Internships were completed at all school levels (K-12) and in private practice.

    LICENSE: I am licensed in Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) and K-12 School Counselor (LSC). I'm also a Registered Psychotherapist (NLC) in Colorado. My clinical practice is currently being supervised by Suzanne Berry, MA LPC LSC

    CERTIFICATIONS: I'm a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and hold certifications as a Grief Counseling Specialist, Clinical Telemental Health Provider, and Trauma Professional. I'm currently completing additional education and certifications in holistic health & nutrition coaching and integrative medicine for mental health. 

     

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"As therapists, we are in the business of freedom--we help people relinquish stories of self that are painful, stories of this moment that are alienating, stories of the future that are limiting." - Ili Rivera Walter