I specialize in anxiety, stress overload, and trauma. All three can have a big impact on your emotions, health, work, and relationships.
Counselor in Aurora, CO
Supervised by Brenda Bomgardner, MA, LPC, NCC, BCC, ACS
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is my primary modality. I've completed about 3 years of training, plus group and individual supervision. I believe ACT is culturally sensitive because it's values-based, flexible, and positive. ACT encourages you to be yourself, face life as it is, take purposeful action, and stay engaged in a meaningful life. I tend to combine ACT with self-compassion techniques and skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
My expertise with stress is based on personal and professional experience. I've completed numerous clinical trainings. I use ACT and DBT, which are evidence-based treatments for trauma and stressor related disorders. I have a strong interest in neuroscience, psychoneurobiology, and interpersonal neurobiology. I also do public speaking about topics related to stress.
My expertise with Highly Sensitive Person (also called sensory processing sensitivity) is based on personal and professional experience. I've completed Dr. Elaine Aron's books and video training. I'm a member of several groups for ongoing consultation and growth in this area.
My expertise with anxiety is based on personal and professional experience. I've completed numerous clinical trainings. I use ACT and DBT, which are evidence-based treatments for a variety of anxiety disorders. I also do public speaking about topics related to anxiety.
For training, I've completed Brainspotting levels 1 and 2. One of my supervisors is trained in Brainspotting, so I receive ongoing consultation/supervision as part of my commitment to providing high-quality services.
I have clinical experience treating clients with a history of psychological trauma, such as abuse, assault, and adverse childhood experiences. The two therapies that I use, ACT and DBT, are evidence-based treatments for Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. I'm strongly interested in trauma theories, neuroscience, psychoneurobiology, and interpersonal neurobiology. I've completed three graduate level courses in trauma. I regularly attend trauma-related conferences and trainings.