***Accepting clients for daytime telehealth/Zoom appointments only***
I became a therapist later in life, and almost by accident. I had been a professional raft guide, a horse trainer, a carpenter, an insurance underwriter, an EMT, and a really bad waitress
Not surprisingly, I am not a conventional therapist. I am pragmatic and down to earth in my approach. I have worked for decades in a rural impoverish region of Colorado and recognize that many people can’t afford the time and expense of long-term therapy. Rather, it is important to move as quickly as possible to help each person resolve the problems that compelled them to seek help. I am very focused on working with clients to create new patterns and skills that help “make life feel better”.
My 20 years of experience working with families is supplemented by a decade as a foster and adoptive parent. I am uniquely comfortable working with families who are experiencing difficult behaviors by children of all ages. My areas of expertise include children with ADHD, attachment and adoptive issues, self-destructive behaviors, and defiant behaviors.
Expertise, Interests, Specialties
- Teletherapy - sessions will be done remotely by video or call
- Children/Pediatric Clients
- Couples/Marriage Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Aetna EAP
- CO Access
- Cigna EAP
- Kaiser Permanente
- Medicaid (Foothills Behavioral/VO)
- United Healthcare/Optum
- UC Health