I draw from a number of different therapeutic approaches in order to best meet a client’s or a couple’s needs and goals.  At different times in our work together, I may integrate one or several of the following perspectives:

  1. supportive listening - sometimes feeling better about an issue simply requires the ability to sort out one’s thoughts and feelings without having to worry about the feelings, opinions or loyalties of a listener

  2. stress management and self-care strategies - if life is chaotic or a client is in crisis, it’s important to focus on practical, here-and-now ways to regain a sense of stability and calm

  3. brief, solution-focused therapy - sometimes a client wants to hone in on a specific issue in a time-limited, results-based way, without going deeper or exploring the whole of their experience

  4. relationship-based, psychodynamic therapy - all therapeutic approaches are relational in nature, but psychodynamic therapy tracks ways that a client’s subtle, little-noticed relational patterns play out in the therapeutic relationship and explores intentional alternatives to arrive at a more fulfilling relational style

  5. mindfulness and somatic methods - focusing on the “felt sense” of an experience in our bodies and cultivating new patterns of awareness offers a greater range of choice in our responses to many challenges

  6. EMDR & Brainspotting - these powerful neurologically-based techniques integrate somatic, cognitive-behavioral and relationship-oriented therapeutic elements to shift long-standing negative personality traits and create change on a deep level

  7. Motivational Interviewing - particularly helpful when a client is working through an addictive pattern, motivational interviewing explores one’s inevitable mixed feelings about making a change, and clarifies how best to move from thinking about a change to preparing for it, making it, and successfully maintaining it

  8. EFT - Emotionally-Focused Therapy, a brief, short-term couple’s therapy model that focuses on improving the quality of a couple’s emotional engagement, and lessening the power of negative interactional patterns.

  9. PACT - A Psychobiological Approach to Couple’s Therapy, brings innovative strategies to help couples focus on moment to moment nervous system changes that impact their emotional availability and capacity for intimacy.  It builds on attachment theory and provides helpful steps toward building a secure-functioning relationship. 

A client said of my work,You take the essence of what I’ve spoken and give it back to me, always with respect and new revelation.  Your answers frequently surprise me, and give me genuinely new insight into the problem.  Sometimes you’ve suggested that I do the very opposite of what I’ve been trying to do.  You emphasize solutions that have lasting value in the pattern of my life.”

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I hold the following professional licenses and credentials and belong to the following professional organizations:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado since 1993  *  Certified Addictions Counselor in Colorado since 2002.

Certified EMDR Therapist through the EMDR International Association since 2007. 

Member of the National Association of Social Workers         *        Member of the EMDR International Association

Member of the Nat’l Association of Addiction Professionals  *  Member of the Boulder Psychotherapists Guild

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Certified Addictions Counselor III

Certified EMDR Therapist

3393 Iris Avenue, Suite 205

Boulder, CO 80301


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