I grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon and in 2003, I moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. After graduating with my Bachelor of Arts degree, I worked in advertising, and then transitioned to a career in the health and fitness industry, working as a personal trainer and yoga instructor. In 2015, I returned to the University of Southern California and graduated with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. While attending graduate school, I worked at Clearview Treatment Programs, a residential treatment center for women with Borderline Personality Disorder, and the Richstone Family Center, one of the most progressive centers for trauma-focused treatment and the prevention of child abuse in Los Angeles County. I’ve worked with clients of all ages, including individuals, couples, children, families, and groups in a diverse range of settings.
In 2017, I moved to Denver with my husband, our two dogs, and my childhood pet turtle. I worked at Third Way Center in Denver as a primary therapist for high risk adolescents in residential treatment. I now work directly with individuals, couples, and families in group practices throughout the Denver metro area. I specialize in working with teens and women who have experienced and survived acute and complex trauma. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A), and Trauma-Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. As a certified Hatha yoga instructor and fitness enthusiast, I integrate effective research-based modalities with an emphasis on the mind-body connection into my clients’ treatment plans.