Personal and relational wellness are values in my heart and practice. I love helping couples improve their relationships with each other, and I love helping individuals improve their relationship with themselves and find a clear and confident path forward.
Prior to my career as a marriage and family therapist, I was a heavy metal musician. Later, I realized this was a strategy to cope with the effects of childhood trauma. This was a powerful realization, and it became clear to me how trauma impacts the lives of so many, particularly as it pertains to relationship satisfaction and overall life satisfaction.
The depth and diversity of my life experiences led me to a calling: to help others have the kinds of experiences they want in life, and in their relationships with others and themselves. Helping others find personal and relational wellness is where I found this.
I have a unique, diverse, and well-rounded educational and training background that is grounded in family systems, evidence-based interventions, and trauma-informed care, in addition to mindfulness, body-centered, humanistic, and transpersonal integration approaches.
I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University, and my Bachelor’s degree in Contemplative Psychology with concentrations in Humanistic & Transpersonal and Somatic Psychology from Naropa University.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an IFS and IFIO Therapist, and an EMDR Therapist. I have a handful of relationship, trauma-informed care, and transpersonal trainings including Prepare/Enrich, Relational Life Therapy, Love and Logic, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy. I am also a Certified Life Coach.
In my other half of life I was a heavy metal guitarist/singer/songwriter and band leader. My bands recorded albums and toured the U.S. I am happily married, with one fur-child Aussie. I like to spend time with my husband and dog, travel, hike, jog, read, write, meditate, attempt yoga, work on new projects, and deepen my knowledge and practice in all things related to psychology, relationships, well-being, and spirituality.