A Partner in Growth for Individuals & Couples
Past clients have told me that I have a down-to-earth, authentic style that creates a welcoming, safe, and collaborative environment. I often have clients tell me that they feel understood and supported by me and that it feels easy to talk to me about important things. If we work together, I can help you find clarity about yourself and your feelings, the starting point for creating meaningful change.
Although I’m trained as a marriage counselor and a therapist, I have the heart of a coach. I believe that you are a capable, strong, and resourceful person — even if you don’t always feel like it.
No matter where you’re starting from, I’m here to help you achieve your most important goals for yourself or your relationship by helping you stay motivated and create a manageable, step-by-step path forward. I’ll be by your side as you learn new things, overcome old obstacles, and create lasting change in the way you think, feel, and behave day-to-day.
I have a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Colorado State University, and I have had training in the Gottman Method of marriage counseling and couples therapy (Levels 1 and 2). The Gottman Method is an evidence-based form of marriage counseling and couples therapy that has been shown by research to help couples create real and lasting positive change in their relationship.
I have experience helping couples overcome a variety of relational issues, including divorce/separation, breakup recovery, affair recovery, relational conflict, parenting issues, sexuality (GLBTQ sensitive), communication, premarital counseling, and more.
I can help you increase emotional safety, rebuild trust, and develop open communication. I know that relationships are ever-changing, complex things that influence so many aspects of our day-to-day lives and day-to-day health.
My goal when working with couples is not simply to slap a band-aid on a relational problem but to provide you and your partner with real experiences and fundamental skills that help your relationship for many years after leaving my office. Through our work together, you and your partner can identify what’s most important to you and then learn how to create the changes you both wish to see in your relationship.
My style in couples therapy is direct and experiential. I use techniques from evidence-based couples therapy practices, including the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, to help you improve your communication, understand each other more deeply, and strengthen your connection. I draw on some of these same theories in my relationship coaching work.
Learn more about the differences between therapy and coaching, and which approach is right for you.
If you are feeling at a loss or dissatisfied with your social connections, health, financial wellbeing, or — more broadly — your personal and professional goals, I can help you.
Additionally, I can assist if you’re dealing with a challenging life transition such as a breakup or divorce or if you need to get clarity and confidence to create a new chapter in your life. As a life coach, I can work with you to identify potential areas of strength and growth so that you can maximize your potential and feel like you have become the best possible version of yourself.
To facilitate this, I utilize a systemic, solution-focused approach that highlights your inherent strengths while also compassionately challenging you to develop in your self-identified areas for growth.
I have a background in behavioral health coaching and experience that helps you obtain new insight, develop new skills, and overcome old habits. Together, we can work to increase your overall life satisfaction and empower you to achieve a growth mindset that can positively impact every aspect of your life and your relationships.
I’m to serve you as a life coach online.
I am licensed to provide therapy to residents of Colorado. As a therapist, I can work with you individually on any number of issues to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself.
I have found that regardless of what issues you may be facing, be it internal issues (such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, or anger) or external issues (grief and loss, or difficult life experiences), the best outcomes happen when you are in charge of your growth process. Working together, we will identify who you are, what you need, and how you can create that.
I firmly believe that there is a reason for everything we do. Past experiences heavily impact the ways we navigate our world and relationships. In my experience, real change in therapy emerges from a thorough understanding of how past experiences have affected us.
From insight comes change if you couple it with action. I can help you better understand yourself and then work with you to develop manageable, realistic, and specific goals to create the change you wish to see in yourself. To assist you in this pursuit, I approach therapy through a narrative and psychodynamic lens.
If you think that we might be a good fit to work together, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you. I’d like to learn more about your hopes and goals for yourself and your relationship and discuss ways that I can help you attain them. I invite you to schedule a consultation meeting with me.
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