Iam a psychotherapist in Boulder, Colorado, who found this profession through the back door.  I was a good student, came from an intact family, didn’t think I had any trauma worth mentioning, and went to college on a soccer scholarship.  I grew up with the pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps philosophy.  I didn’t need help from anyone, and especially did not need therapy!

That philosophy is great in some situations and can develop our self-reliance and strength.  At other times, however, it can lead to feeling isolated and depressed.  This happened to me and motivated me to seek out resources and support.

Fortunately, as a psychotherapist, I am continuously learning new therapeutic methods.  These trainings provided me not only with great tools for my work, but also with the connections and support I have needed, but might not have sought out if I were in a different profession.

Those trainings and my individual work have helped me to remember who I am and accept more and more of myself.  I feel liberated, connected, and loved.  And now, when life throws me a curve ball, I reach out to someone I trust instead of trying to go it alone.

Consequently, I am a strong believer in the healing power of healthy relationships and in the idea that all of us need someone to talk to.  I love having new insights and experiencing transformation in my life and the lives of my clients.

I also love being in my body, being in nature, and trying new things.  This year, I’m learning to paint, draw, and windsurf!

If you are curious to see if we might work well together, I would love to hear from you.