My Story

I’m a Colorado native who loves the outdoors, spending time with family, being active, and reading. I’ve always been curious about people’s stories and how we make meaning out of our experiences. Growing up, I loved school and sports. I was perfectionistic and high achieving – which led to the feeling that no matter how hard I tried, it was never good enough. This evolved into feeling like I wasn’t good enough. These feelings of shame, among other things, led to my own struggle with an eating disorder, depression, and anxiety for many years. I realized I couldn’t live that way anymore and sought help; working hard and discovering an inner strength I didn’t know I possessed. I recovered from an eating disorder over 15 years ago and as a recovered professional, I am passionate about supporting others in finding recovery.

I earned my master’s in counseling from the University of Colorado Denver, starting my private practice in 2011. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I also volunteer as president of the Denver Metro Chapter of iaedp (the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) and teach master’s level counseling courses at The University of Colorado Denver. In addition to counseling services, I provide clinical supervision and professional consultation services through my private practice. Below, you’ll find more information about my education, training, and community involvement.

Education:

MA in Counseling Psychology Counselor Education, University of Colorado Denver, 2011

BA in Psychology, Colorado Mesa University, 2006

Certifications:

Certified Eating Disorder Specialist #4043

Licensed Professional Counselor #11573

Nationally Certified Counselor #277209

Specialized Trainings:

iaedp Core Courses: Overview of Eating Disorders, Effective Therapy Modalities for Complex Patients, Nutritional Guidelines for Treating Eating Disorders, Medical Aspects of Eating Disorders

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Family Based Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa (FBT)

Foundations of Clinical Supervision

Current Community Involvement:

Denver Metro Chapter President, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)

Speaker’s Bureau Member, The Eating Disorder Foundation

Past Community Involvement:

Denver Metro Chapter Vice President, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)

Professional’s Committee Co-Chair, The Eating Disorder Foundation

Support Group Facilitator, The Eating Disorder Foundation

Professional Affiliations:

International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Member

American Counseling Association, Member

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Member

Colorado Association of Contextual Behavioral Science, Member

Rocky Mountain Stress Check-Up Network, Co-Founder and Member