I’m a Rocky Mountain native, having grown up near the Canadian Rockies, and then raised my sons near the Colorado Rockies. When in nature, I find a special tranquility and grounding that I try to surround myself with in my daily life.
Looking back over my own journey, I recognize that being a therapist is the sum of my own personal journey in dealing with life. I have known the personal struggle of dealing with a family member with a serious mental illness. I have also experienced the frustration in trying to find a therapist that “got” us, and actually cared about these struggles.
I pursued my life calling of being a therapist by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling as my undergrad, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Regis University. Before starting my private practice New Pathways Counseling, I worked as the program coordinator at Servicios de La Raza in Denver. I was also a counselor/therapist at Servicios de La Raza, Greenwood Counseling Center, Centennial Mental Health, Denver Rescue Mission and Bipolar, and Trauma Therapy. I was also privileged to have been a facilitator for WINGS Foundation group, working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I currently present on trauma therapy and bipolar disorders at local universities, workshops and conferences.
My other passion is to work with individuals and their families struggling with bipolar affective disorders. As a mother of a child with a bipolar 1 diagnosis and through years of study, I know how resources and therapeutic support can make a huge difference in both the individual’s and the family’s stability. For those dealing with bipolar, I offer both individual therapy sessions as well as psychoeducational group therapy.