I graduated from the University of Texas with a Master of Science in Social Work and completed a two-year program in adult psychodynamic psychotherapy with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. I am also a board approved clinical supervisor for social workers.
In addition to my private practice, I previously worked at The Austin Center for Grief and Loss (formerly My Healing Place). For several years at the non-profit, I co-facilitated a support group for bereaved spouses, led children’s support groups in area schools and supervised facilitators for evening support groups. I also have experience working with clients at Capitol Area Counseling, the Y.W.C.A. of Greater Austin and Communities In Schools.
My professional affiliations include membership in the National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Psychotherapy offers a way of understanding ourselves, how we conduct ourselves in the world and our relationships. Empirical research has extensively proven psychotherapy to be effective in helping people achieve lasting change, especially with problems that are long-standing and recurrent.
I work collaboratively with clients to understand their unique perspectives in an empathic, authentic, supportive, and safe environment. Normally, I meet with clients one or two times a week. My approach is tailored to accommodate the individual, unique needs of my clients. Clients are encouraged to talk freely about their thoughts, feelings and concerns. We work together to view the present through the lens of past experience. Together, we gain insight into relationship patterns and challenges, helping those that I work with increase their self-awareness and ease suffering. Through enhanced knowledge and expanded understanding of the meaning and causes of behavior, clients improve both their ability and freedom to make thoughtful decisions about their lives.
One essential indicator of a good therapeutic outcome is the feeling that the clients are in a partnership with their therapist. I work to develop a sense of connection and rapport with my clients. I want them to feel heard and to trust that I will keep their best interests in mind. As a result, my clients find my style to be welcoming, compassionate, and friendly.
I also offer clinical supervision for master of social workers earning their LCSW. As a clinical supervisor, I work to create a supervisor-supervisee relationship that promotes trust, respect and openness. Our work builds competency in clinical skills and enhances the supervisee’s identity as a clinical social worker.
27 Main Street
River Centre at Riverwalk
Edwards, CO 81632
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday
by appointment only
I check voicemail regularly and work to return phone calls within 24 hours on Monday through Friday, and by the end of the day Monday for messages left Saturday and Sunday.