Hello! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2007 and have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have a B.A in psychology (Asbury University) and a master’s degree in social work (Spalding University). My clinical experience comes from serving the community in various settings – community-based social services, inpatient psychiatric treatment, and extensively in outpatient mental health. I moved from Kentucky to Colorado in the summer of 2017. In Kentucky I was on faculty with the University of Kentucky’s department of Psychiatry, where I was an assistant professor and outpatient mental health therapist. I have seen children and adults in individual and family counseling for multiple years. My main goals are to help clients feel deeply understood, to establish a supportive connection, and to alleviate unwanted difficulties and struggles as much as possible. I use multiple modes of treatment depending on the client’s needs. I focus heavily on helping the client to feel valued. I have extensive training in the areas of ADHD (specifically parent training) and substance abuse and I’m well-experienced in helping with other struggles such as panic attacks, anxiety, PTSD, depression, relationship difficulties, and parenting.
On a personal note I love the mountains of Colorado and enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, etc. And I have a large family so I will be able to draw on personal experience in helping you raise your kids! I’m confident my extensive experience in mental health will help you feel assured that you will obtain the help you need to feel better and find restoration in your life. Relax and be confident that together we’ll able to bring lasting and meaningful change. To be quite honest I love what I do and I believe that can make all the difference in the world in serving your specific needs!