Looking for a Therapist
Looking for the right therapist for you or your child/family is important and can be an overwhelming process. I applaud you for taking this first step towards emotional health. On my website, I hope you will find helpful information about me, my training, and approach to treatment. My practice strives to create a non-judgmental and supportive environment for you to feel heard. I am a warm and interactive therapist who wants to understand what you are going through and help you get to where you want to be. By working together and understanding your needs, I can help you develop skills, coping strategies, and insights so you can optimize your emotional health.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1999 and have had a private practice specializing in children, teens, adults, couples and families for the past twenty years. I received by B.A. Cum Laude in Psychology from Amherst College in Massachusetts and my Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. I completed my clinical psychology internship at Stanford University and my postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
In addition to my private practice, I worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado for over a decade holding positions in the Departments of Psychiatry, Adolescent Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine and the Eating Disorder Program. I have taught graduate courses and supervised clinical psychology students at The University of Denver. I regularly lecture to medical and mental health professionals, schools, students, and parents in the Denver about topics related to mental health.
Personally, I am from the Denver area originally, and am so happy I was able to return to Colorado after completing my training. I believe that my education and training in different clinical settings, along with my life experience as a parent allows me to be a more insightful and empathetic therapist who can help my patients become their best selves.
My private practice is located in Centennial, and it serves patients in the surrounding south metro areas of Denver. I provide services in my office in Centennial and also provide Telehealth therapy. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of common child, adolescent, adult, couples, and family difficulties. I value the importance of meeting patients where they’re at in identifying and establishing treatment goals. This collaboration helps determine the best treatment approach for each patient.
My Treatment Approach
During the first appointment, I assess what treatment modality is most appropriate for helping with you or your child’s presenting problem. I draw from the following evidence based treatment models:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialetctical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Family Based Therapy (FBT)
Insight Oriented Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Psychological, Psychoeducational and Learning Evaluations
To schedule an initial appointment with me, please call my office at (303) 662-9670 or fill out the form below. I schedule initial consultations during daytime hours Monday-Thursday, unless there is availability in my schedule for an afternoon or evening appointment.
Please note that email is not considered a secure medium. I do not provide clinical advice via email or do e-therapy. I utilize email only for the scheduling and changing of appointments.
My practice is fee for service. Payment is expected at the time treatment is rendered. My practice accepts cash, check and Visa/MC. I do not contract with insurance providers, but many of my patients are able to seek reimbursement for my services as an “out of network provider” or use HSA/FSA benefits. Please check with your insurance company regarding your current mental health benefits. I have a small number of appointments that are "sliding fee". Please contact me for more information on availability of these appointments.
In order to make our time together more productive and efficient, please download and fill out the appropriate forms and bring them to your first appointment. Completed forms may also be scanned/emailed to my email address below. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Forms for Initial Session
- Children/Adolescents/Families -
Forms for Initial Session
- Individual Adult/Couples -
Conveniently located in Centennial at the corner of Arapahoe & University, close to C-470 & I-25.
Office: (303) 662-9670
2305 E. Arapahoe Road #149
Centennial, CO 80122