Psychotherapy

 

My approach to therapy is to bring out the strength and resources in people that they may not recognize they have. I use a solution-focused and humanistic perspective. I focus on how clients can work with the conditions of their life to get what they want from now into the future, instead of dwelling on past problems. I am very practical in my approach, because I believe every situation is workable, if you can only access the resources you have available. I help clients identify and use their internal and external resources to affect change in their lives.


My practice is currently influenced by the insights and techniques of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and Humanistic psychotherapy; with a background in Gestalt therapy and Transpersonal Psychology.


I have a masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. I have also worked with families of high-conflict divorce at the Shared Parenting Program (part of Access Counseling) in Boulder for over seven years as a volunteer, intern and staff member.


I have experience with play therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, and individual psychotherapy. Much of my work has been with families and children of divorce. I am also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee on Child Custody (IDC), where I network with other professionals in the field of high-conflict divorce.


The challenge of working with families in high-conflict divorce cannot compare to the challenges they have faced in their own lives. I like to help people recognize the strength that has gotten them through such hard times, and help them apply that strength to other challenges in their lives.