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I grew up in Northern Indiana and graduated from Anderson University in Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  After receiving my Master’s Degree in Professional Psychology at Geneva College in Pennsylvania, I moved to Florida. 

I became a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in November 2000, and in 2002 I opened a private practice counseling children diagnosed with chronic medical conditions. In 2010 I joined the University of South Florida’s Silver Child Development Center, counseling children and their families. There I worked with a team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Medical School Residents, and a Speech & Language Pathologist to improve our clients’ mental and behavioral health. 

During my time at USF, I was involved in a federally funded research study providing cognitive-behavioral therapy to adolescents diagnosed with HIV and depression.  In addition, I was a facilitator for the University of Phoenix from March 2011-June 2015, instructing a Foundations of Psychology course. Both academic roles were enlightening and beneficial in my therapeutic practices.

After living in Florida for nearly 16 years, my husband and I decided to head to the mountains, where we continue to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities as well as a more urban lifestyle. In preparation for our move, I obtained my License in Professional Counseling (LPC) in the State of Colorado in January 2010.  We relocated to Denver in January 2012, and I opened my private practice. I  led a support group for LGBTQ youth at a local drop-in center. I have presented in events for the Arthritis Foundation, at the Juvenile Arthritis National Conference, for Mental Health America of Colorado, and for AARP. I provided team trainings for the St. Leo College Triathlon Team (2006) and the Gateway High School Cross Country team (2017) regarding sports performance and perseverance. Finally, I was an Expert Contributor on

My special interests are in helping people manage Asperger’s Disorder/Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and chronic medical conditions. I also provide sports performance and mental training for athletes as a Mental Game Coaching Professional (MGCP). Personally, I am an outdoor kid, so in my free time you can find me and my husband hiking, trail running, adventuring, and racing in the US and abroad.