• "It's been a year since we've seen you and wanted you to know that you have forever changed the way we look at ourselves and each other. The communication tools you taught us have become part of our everyday lives. I can't remember when we last exchanged ugly words or argued… Thank you for knowing just how to help us and making it fun along the way!"
    —Susan, 42, and Beth, 47

Getting lost and finding your way.

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I’ve always been fascinated by stories of getting lost and finding the way home. This captivation with journeys has been a gift, a tool and an enduring thread throughout my personal and professional life.

As a counselor, I’ve embarked on hundreds of journeys, and I’m ready to start one with you. My passion for your story will help me to meet you where you are and to travel with you as you discover the many paths before you – and help you to choose which ones to follow.

My professional training began with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. I completed my Masters of Education in Counseling and Student Services at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas in 1990. Since that time, I have chosen to continue my professional training by taking over 1300 hours of additional classes in trauma and abuse, grief and loss, marginalized populations, relationship issues, hypnosis, clinical supervision, ethics and related coursework.

I am Licensed as a Professional Counselor in the states of Colorado and Texas and have been in private practice since 1991. I have been certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist since 2004 and provide clinical supervision for other therapists seeking state licensure or additional training.

With nearly two decades of practice, I’ve become a skilled guide for your journey. In general, we will dwell less in the realm of problems and give much more weight to your joys, strengths and dreams as a way to keep you moving forward. I will help you uncover deeper life lessons in the situations you encounter, so that you can let go of patterns that have outlasted their usefulness and worn out their welcome. I will also help you distinguish needs and wants – and trace the origins of your feelings to the source, to discover the meanings, value and power behind them that still resonate within you today.

Because we are traveling companions, I’ll want to hear about where you’ve been and where you want to go. You can expect that we’ll take some detours, hit a few road blocks, find unexpected treasures and laugh with each other along the way. And together, we’ll get somewhere that neither of us would have reached alone.

While my work is spontaneous, improvisational, and tailored to your specific needs and desires, it is consistently informed by and grounded in the following areas of study:

If you would like to learn more about my background and my practice, or explore different ways how we might work together, please contact me today. I look forward to beginning our journey together and helping you to create a life story that’s bold, passionate, soulful and filled with joy.

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