I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Certified Life Coach practicing in Denver, Colorado. My primary modality is contemplative psychotherapy and my approach is rooted in a combination of Buddhist and Western psychology. I specialize in psychotherapy supporting adults with narcissistic abuse recovery. This is my second career; I previously studied economics and had a successful career in management consulting.
I’m interested in narcissistic abuse recovery because of my own personal experience growing up with narcissistic parents. I’ve been through the recovery process myself. While I don’t believe in 100% recovery from any kind of trauma, I am certain that life can be different! Today I experience more peace, contentment and joy than ever before, and it’s a sustainable, long-term kind of change.
I live in Denver, Colorado with my dog, Joey. Joey is a rescue from the islands of Turks & Caicos. I went to Turks & Caicos to visit a friend, volunteered to walk a puppy on the beach, and the next thing I knew Joey was on the flight home with me!
I have a regular meditation practice and I enjoy the Colorado outdoors as much as I can. Currently I’m working towards my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am passionate about psychology and I read extensively about personality disorders, trauma, and relationship dynamics. I've studied spirituality with Heart Led Living and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Caregiving.
I approach psychotherapy as a partnership. I believe you are the ultimate authority over your life. My job is to support you in exploring your self and your situation, so that you can make decisions from a place of feeling informed and empowered. Where appropriate, I offer new perspectives for you to consider. A significant part of my role in our partnership is to facilitate you reconnecting with your own inherent wisdom and intuitive knowing.
In addition to working with clients, I express my passion for mental health through volunteer work. I am a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line, where I provide on-line support to texters who are experiencing crisis moments. I am also a Companion Volunteer at Judi’s House, an organization in Denver, Colorado that supports grieving children and their caregivers.