ABOUT ME AND THERAPY
My educational background is in developmental psychology and family therapy. This means that, when working with clients, I take a "birds eye view" of the situation, trying to understand how relationships, situations, and stressors all impact how clients are feeling and functioning.
In working with clients, my first step is to build a trusting and respectful relationship. With children, this often includes using play as a way to connect with children and learn about how they view the world. When working with adults, this typically involves discussing the impact of current and past stressors, identifying areas of strength, and building resources for self-care and emotion regulation.
In my free time, I enjoy trail running, hiking, travel, photography, reading, and spending time with loved ones and my two cats. I speak Spanish fluently. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado (MFT.0001917), and I am endorsed by the Colorado Association of Infant Mental Health as an Infant Mental Health Specialist (Level 3).
Finally I am co-founder of The Willow Collective, which is a network of providers in Northern Colorado who are committed to supporting maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health.
Human relationships are primary in all of living. When the gusty winds blow and shake our lives, if we know that people care about us, we may bend with the wind...but we won't break.
FAMILY, INFANT, & CHILD THERAPY
Infants and young children are most healthy when they have access to safe, loving, and supportive relationships. It is within these relationships that children overcome challenges and traumas. Not only do I build a strong relationship with child clients, but I also work to fortify their relationships with parents and other loved ones. My work with children often involves supporting their recovery from trauma, addressing challenging behaviors, and/or improving their primary relationships. This work usually includes play: both child-led play and targeted activities that build skills. I often use the evidence-based model, Child-Parent Psychotherapy.
In working with families, I use Jeree Pawl's platinum rule: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto others." Thus, I aim to treat all family members with respect, compassion, and care.
HOW MUCH DOES THERAPY COST?
My rate for individual and family therapy is $120 per session. Group workshop rates are $50 per session with a sliding fee scale available. I take payment in cash, check, or credit/debit card. All clients are entitled to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" that details the cost of therapy sessions.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I accept Medicaid (RAE: RMHMO, Colorado Access, CHP+, or Beacon). I also accept Anthem/BCBS. For other insurances, I can charge FSA or HSA accounts or provide an itemized invoice or "super bill" for insurance purposes.
HOW LONG IS THERAPY?
Therapy sessions are typically 50-55 minutes, once a week or biweekly. The length of time a client spends in therapy varies for everyone. Circle of Security group sessions are 90 minutes and run in cycles of 10 weeks.
HOW ARE YOU NAVIGATING COVID-19?
I am offering clients a choice of telehealth or in-person sessions. For in-person sessions, masks are required as per the current county mandate. I am vaccinated and boosted. I work in a private office, so contact with other people is minimized.