I believe it is an honor to engage others in their journey towards meaningful and lasting change. I subscribe to an integrated approach to therapy by utilizing models such as solution-focused, attachment theory and structural family therapy. Using insight, empathy and connection I help individuals, couples, and families to find resolution and healing.
I have helped people through a wide breadth of psychological struggles including depression, anxiety, low self-worth and partnership discord. I am accepting of and familiar with alternative lifestyles, including BDSM, swinging, polyamory and queer. I specialize in fostering parenting skills, working with families to effectively manage various psychological problems associated with childhood and teenage acting out by incorporating behavior modification and age appropriate interventions into family therapy.
I am comfortable addressing issues of substance abuse in session without stigmatizing my client’s exploration of substance use. I currently co-direct the MIP (Minor In Possession) deferment program at the Denver Family Therapy Center. During my time as a Multisystemic Therapist (MST) at Synergy, I addressed adolescent alcohol treatment and drug rehabilitation in family systems.
In addition to clinical work, I am a Sector Representative for the Drug Free Communities that Care Coalition and was on the Community Youth Leadership Commission (CYLC) Prevention Subcommittee grant writing team. I have taught at the graduate level as Affiliate Faculty for MSU Denver’s Social Work School and have participated in numerous presentations and community events around adolescent substance use.
Degrees & Certifications:
Southern Connecticut State University: BS Public Health/Minor in Psychology
University of Denver: Master of Social Work
Denver Family Institute: Certification in Marriage & Family Therapy
National Commision for Health Education Credentialing: Certified Health Education Specialist
Fatherhood Is Sacred Program: Certified Facilitator
Nurturing Parenting Program: Certified Facilitator
University of Denver: Interpersonal Trauma Studies Certificate
Center for Effective Interventions: Multi-Systemic Therapy Certification
The Gottman Institute: Level 1 Research Based Approach to Couples Therapy