I have a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), where I believe that all human behavior takes place for a reason. I am interested in hearing and understanding every client’s story with the intention of creating an in-depth understanding of who the individual is and their life as they have and currently experience it. I believe that each person is the expert on their own life. My role in the therapeutic relationship is to help navigate previous life experiences, emotional intelligence, current perceptions, and exercises to learn how to be present. I am offering my clients a safe space to explore thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences. This can be a short process with Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), or a longer process for an extended amount of time.

As a team we will create collaborative goals that are specific to the wellbeing and health of the individual client. Each client will have goals tailored specifically for them, assuring that the goals are attainable, and celebrated when accomplished.

My specialty is recognizing patterns in human behavior, and my passion is to understand why these patterns exist. I am also well versed in brain development and trauma as it impacts the brain. I view life as a miracle. From the vastness of the stars in our universe, down to each tiny individual cell that builds our bodily systems. I like to take an abstract look at what it means to be a human being on this blue planet. I encourage self-understanding and incorporating individualized self-care.

I graduated from Adams State University with a Master of the Art’s degree in Clinical Mental Health in 2020. I volunteer at Club Forget Me Not, a local Summit County non-profit organization that therapeutically supports children and families who have experienced the death of an immediate family member. I started a private practice, Mind Shift LLC, where I am the sole provider.