I graduated top honors from one of the top mental health counseling programs of the time with New Mexico State University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in 2016. I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved here to Colorado after graduation to pursue better medical care for my eldest child who was born with Ver Veri-Brady Syndrome and Hydrocephalus causing Lennox-Gastaut.
I am EMDR certified and am continuing classes and consultation to perfect my skill. My style of counseling I like getting to the core of what is going on, and how it happened, but more importantly what can we do now about it? I am very hands-on therapist, meaning I will work techniques you can use everyday in your journey as safe, healthy mental health practices you can use to improve and measure progress.
My current pursuits are my family, education, work, and volunteer type work, such as partnering with specialized populations like the homeless leaving at shelters. My short-term goal is to finish my doctorate program I plan on attending next year, and continuing to pursue EMDR, along with other types of therapy's like couples/sex therapy, becoming licensed in addiction and sandplay for children, for example.
I am open-minded to other therapies that may provide their own benefits for various issues and populations, and thus I consider myself an eclectic therapist, finding therapies and techniques that fit your unique personality, situation, and issues you may be experiencing. I take pride in my work, and I take pride in my ability to listen and relate to many people.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my 3 kids who are all under 9, my oldest is special needs and is more like a 2-year-old, so it is like I have 3 under the age of 6! I love hiking, bike riding, taking my kids out on the weekends, and having date nights with my husband. I am also an advocate for those who are disabled and/or have special needs.