As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in practice for over 17 years, I have learned that each person’s journey to emotional health and wellness is unique. As a therapist, I strive to help my clients to discover their own answers and to create a personalized path toward understanding, wellness and happiness.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1989 and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1993. I completed internships in family and couples’ counseling, as well as in Solution-Focused therapy. My professional experience includes work with families and couples, group therapy facilitation, and work with adults, teenagers and children.
In addition to my private practice, I currently provide mental health consultation for maternal/child health programs at Tri-County Health Department around issues such as: perinatal depression, anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting skills and the transition into parenthood. I am also involved in a program called Motherhood Matters which is aimed at creating community awareness, prevention and treatment for women experiencing pregnancy-related depression and/or anxiety. I have a special interest in prenatal and postpartum wellness and have completed extensive education and training in these specialty areas. I completed an internship in 2008/2009 with the Kempe Center and the Postpartum Depression Intervention Program, working as a group therapist for the mothers’ group.
As both a therapist and mother of two children, I know how difficult it can be to create and maintain balance in life. I understand the joys, sorrows, challenges and triumphs of parenthood, relationships and family life. It is often hard to make time for yourself, your needs, and even your concerns or problems. Make time for yourself and begin your journey to happiness and wellness now . . .