FAQ

Where can we connect, and when?

You have options! You can find me for in-person sessions at my warm and welcoming Private Office Space:

3050 Broadway St., Suite 308
Boulder, CO 80304

However, I’m not limited to one location – my therapy services are also available online. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado and Washington and for relationship coaching, I’m here for you no matter where you are in the nation.

To arrange a session, reach out, and we’ll schedule a time that works best for you. Your well-being is my priority.

What is your availability?

My office hours are M – F 10 am – 7 pm MDT

I work with clients online and in-person at my office in North Boulder and am currently accepting new clients.

I offer a free 15-minute consultation session via phone or video, which is a requirement for all new clients. This gives us valuable time together to discuss your issues and general goals for therapy. If I determine that I can help you I will share more about my practice and how I work to best meet your needs.

To schedule a consultation session call or text (720) 443-1071.

What is a free initial consultation?

I offer a complimentary 15-minute phone or video meeting for all new clients. This step is a prerequisite before booking a therapy session.

For couples therapy, both partners must participate, and this session serves as an informal introduction for everyone involved.

During the consultation, you can share your goals and briefly overview your background and history. It’s also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. I’ll attentively listen and offer an honest assessment of how I believe I can assist you. I’ll gladly provide a referral if I think there is a better fit for you elsewhere.

To schedule a consultation call or text (720) 443-1071.

How do I make an initial appointment?

I will do my best to get you in for a free 15-minute consultation session within 24 hours M-F between 10 am and 7 pm. During this time we can discuss your needs and schedule your first therapy session either in-person at my office or online.

To request a day and time that works for you, please text or call (720) 443-1071

How many years of experience do you have as a therapist?

I have 17+ years of experience as a therapist. Before that, I worked as a Certified Structural Integration Practitioner and Therapeutic Yoga Instructor, at a chronic pain clinic – focusing on physical chronic pain issues.

Treating this population sparked my curiosity about how trauma is held in the body which led me to pursue a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in somatic psychology, developmental neuroscience, attachment trauma and all the ins and outs of secure and insecure functioning relationships.

I have many years of clinical and personal experience that I bring to my work in helping clients heal their deepest wounds. I am also a graduate of the Masters of Intuition Medicine® Program with Francesca McCartney, Ph.D. Founder of Academy for Intuition Medicine®.

How do I prepare for a telehealth session?

Here are a few tips to ensure you have the best experience:

If you’re in a couple, sit together in front of the camera and make sure your Internet connection is solid and stable.

Ensure good lighting on your faces. Please speak clearly – so I can hear and understand each partner.

Is it possible to reschedule an appointment if needed? And what's your cancellation policy?

If you cannot make a scheduled appointment, I kindly ask that you notify me at least 48 business hours before your appointment. Unfortunately, cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled session will incur a charge if you are not able to reschedule within 48 business hours.

With whom do you work?

I help couples work together to foster personal and relationship growth, heal unresolved hurts, and co-create a safe, secure-functioning relationship. My expertise extends to couples at all stages of their relationship journey, whether you’re just starting to date, preparing for marriage, navigating the complexities of a committed partnership, or embracing the opportunities of second or subsequent marriages.

I help individuals to face their own contributions to relationship stress by providing clarity and direction, and tools to navigate their couple and family relationships.

My private practice is a safe and sacred space for healing and soul growth in relationships.

Do you see single people for relationship counseling as well as couples?

Yes. I provide therapy to individuals who are not in a relationship, as well as couples.

As a single person, you may be grieving the loss of a relationship or want to overcome relationship patterns that have caused you pain and distress in past relationships.

If you’re single, then I can help you heal from previous problems and improve your ability to have a successful relationship in the future.

How do we know if we need premarital counseling?

Premarital and precommitment counseling can be helpful if you’re a couple who wants to ensure you get your marriage off to a strong start. It can help you set realistic expectations for your relationship as well as improve your communication and conflict regulation skills.

When you first get married, your relationship is typically rosy. You feel in love with one another and can’t imagine anything going wrong. However, in time, differences will surface, and you’ll need to have the skills to navigate those differences.

Successful relationships are not based on what you have in common or what you agree upon. Instead, healthy relationships are based on whether you handle your differences effectively.

Attending premarital counseling will also set the tone for seeking help in the future should you need it.

What is your approach to working with clients?

My approach to working with clients is integral, holistic, and somatic.

I draw from various therapeutic modalities, including the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) by Dr. Stan Tatkin, the Gottman Method, and Emotional Focused Couple Therapy. I incorporate my training in developmental and shock trauma (complex trauma) somatic tools and techniques.

Additionally, I am an avid practitioner of embodying a Nonviolent Communication (NVC). This comprehensive approach allows me to address the diverse needs of my clients, emphasizing their mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being in the therapeutic process.

Do you recommend that couples in therapy also seek individual therapy?

Yes, when clinically necessary, I recommend that couples in therapy also consider individual therapy. Individual therapy provides a space for each partner to explore personal issues, gain self-awareness, and work on individual growth.

This can enhance the overall effectiveness of couples therapy by addressing underlying personal challenges that may contribute to relationship issues. It allows individuals to focus on their own healing, contributing positively to the dynamics of the couple’s therapeutic process.

What do you care about most when working with your clients?

When working with my clients, my primary concern is their well-being and growth. I am deeply committed to fostering a supportive and empathetic environment where clients feel heard, understood, and respected.

My focus is on helping them navigate challenges, build healthier relationships, and achieve their personal and relational goals. I prioritize creating a space for open communication, trust, and collaboration, aiming for positive transformations in their lives.

What is your education and training?

I hold an MA in Clinical Psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and a BA in Biology from Wittenberg University. Currently licensed in Colorado and Washington as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a Board-Certified Relationship Coach, trained by the Life Coach Institute and The Relationship Coaching Institute.

My extensive training includes the Gottman Method, Emotional Focused Couple Therapy, and the Developmental Approach to Couples Therapy – shaping my integral, holistic, and somatic clinical approach. I am also dedicated to incorporating a somatic approach to Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

Additionally, I am undergoing certification as a PACT Couple Therapist, having received training in the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) by Dr. Stan Tatkin. I have a masters certification in Intuition Medicine®.

What are your own personal experiences with therapy?

I believe in the value of personal growth and have actively engaged in therapy myself. These experiences have provided me with insights into the transformative power of therapy, fostering empathy and understanding of my clients’ journeys.

Acknowledging the benefits of personal therapeutic exploration, I bring a genuine and compassionate perspective to my practice, recognizing the courage it takes to embark on a path of self-discovery and healing.

What are your strengths and limitations as a therapist?

My strengths lie in creating a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their challenges openly. I am skilled in integrating various therapeutic modalities, offering a holistic approach. My strengths also include intuitive empathic listening and fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship.

Like any professional, I have limitations. While I strive for cultural competence, I recognize the ongoing need for learning and growth in this area. Additionally, as a human, I may not have all the answers. However, my commitment is to work collaboratively with clients to navigate challenges and seek solutions together.

What is your general philosophy and approach to helping? Are you more directive or more guiding?

My general philosophy centers on a collaborative and client-centered approach. I believe in co-creating a therapeutic journey where clients actively participate in their growth. While I can provide guidance, my approach is not strictly directive.

Instead, I aim to empower clients by helping them discover their strengths, navigate challenges, and make informed decisions. It’s about fostering autonomy within a supportive therapeutic relationship.

Have you been in therapy yourself? How recently?

Yes, I believe in the importance of personal growth and have engaged in therapy myself. While the specific details of my recent experiences remain private, my commitment to ongoing self-reflection and personal development aligns with my belief in the transformative power of therapy.

How often do you seek peer consultation?

Regular peer consultation is a vital aspect of my professional practice. It allows me to continually enhance my skills, gain diverse perspectives, and ensure the quality of my therapeutic work. I engage in peer consultation consistently to stay informed about best practices and to benefit from the collective wisdom of my colleagues in the field.

Do you accept insurance?

Regarding insurance, I am out-of-network. We manage your care not the insurance companies. My practice operates on a private-pay basis, supporting a holistic approach to couples therapy, emphasizing intensive care for healing, growth, and transformation.

If you have a prior mental health diagnosis I can provide you with a Super Bill to submit to your Insurance Provider for possible reimbursement.