Colorado State University, Master of Social Work
I began my career as a counselor working with at risk youth, in residential settings, from 1998-2006. During that time, I met many social workers who were excellent therapists. This inspired me to seek my graduate degree with a clinical focus. I completed my MSW in Clinical Social Work from Colorado State University advanced standing program in 2007. Since 2007, I primarily have served in community mental health setting as a therapist with adolescents and adults in outpatient and inpatient treatment. I have been licensed in Clinical Social Work (L.C.S.W.) since 2010. Additionally, I am in process of applying for License in Addiction Counseling (L.A.C).
I believe that much like physical injuries, untreated emotional wounds can get in the way of living to our fullest. Many times the pain can become unbearable and confusing and we may act or treat others, or ourselves, counter to what we know to be true. We can get stuck in destructive cycles or even feel hopeless. Reaching out for support and guidance is essential to becoming free. I am experienced and trained in working with those who are struggling from the effects of trauma and grief/loss. I also work with those who suffer from mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and addiction/impulse disorders. I believe we can all heal and thrive, despite the depth or severity of the wounds, and would be honored to partner with you in your journey to heal.
Areas of Focus
I am from Minnesota and feel blessed to live so near the incredible Rocky Mountains. I love spending time with my family in the outdoors and going up to the Mountains whenever we can. I also enjoy camping, traveling, weight lifting and leading a men’s group through our Church.
Take the First Step
First time clients are welcomed in for a free 30 minute consultation with any of our counselors. This initial session will act as a meet and greet to ensure that you and the counselor are the right fit.