People ask why I choose to do this work. I believe that individuals with strong mental health create healthier communities. In turn, healthier communities tend to provide assistance to its individuals when they are struggling. Anxiety, depression, suicide and addiction are at an all time high in our country. Many people feel disconnected and alone. We don’t have equal access to help for those with addiction problems or who have severe mental health complexities. Many end up crowding emergency rooms, in jail or homeless on the street. I believe it is our responsibility to provide assistance no matter the economic status. My contribution is to assist individuals and couples reconnect to themselves so that they can be confident and compassionate leaders in our communities. 

Many of us spend large amounts of time in environments where we are somewhat unaware of the lack of  emotional needs. I create that safety in our sessions, whether online or in person, so that you feel emotionally safe to explore and grow. You will find that my style is authentically compassionate and curious. For me, humor is an important part of healing. I will care about you and you’ll know it. But, I will not let you take away your own responsibility in your own healing process. I am not that kind of therapist. Because to get unstuck you have to take back your responsibility. We’ll each bring our own skills to your journey of self discovery – me with some guiding questions and you being the expert of yourself.  Together, we’ll help you to find your inner wisdom.

I’ve lived in small mountain towns for most of my life. I grew up outside of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. After a life changing NOLS semester in my early 20’s, I left the South to pursue life in the Intermountain West. Mountain culture is rich and complicated – a culture that I have deeply understood since my youth. Many of us make sacrifices by choosing to live here because the freedom of wild places priceless. However, living in these towns does come with their own mental health struggles. Depression, high anxiety, perfectionism and suicidality are rampant. Sometimes we lose sight of what these wild places can create inside of us, and instead we turn to rigid control or striving of recreational or extracting pursuits. 

A few years ago, I found myself losing the joy of the mountains in my own striving for success. My husband and I woke up realizing that we had lost our connection. A sense of flatness and anxiety had replaced my curiosity and joy. I now noticed a disconnection to myself, my husband and to the mountains where I had previously felt a sense of calm. We decided to re-connect on an extended ‘source to sea‘ river journey that took us 5 months to complete in 2018. On this journey, I was able to reflect on what was most important to live a fulfilled life. I was able to notice my addictions and the feelings they took me away from. Over the months, I was able to find myself again and to trust that I am capable of more than I allowed myself to believe. This river wisdom has deeply influenced my therapy practice.

My therapy is informed by life and my life is informed by my therapy. This work inspires me because there is always more to learn. I love seeing transformation in the people I get to work with, and how this in turn leads to more empowered communities.

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Durango, CO 81301


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