Welcome to my practice!

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Certified Fisher Rebuilding Seminars(TM) Facilitator practicing in Fort Collins, Colorado.

I am deeply passionate about the work I do, and am dedicated to providing high-quality, professional therapy to my clients.

I work with clients from Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Timnath, Eaton (all of Northern Colorado), Denver, and all of Colorado.

I provide guidance, wisdom, and experience, combined with a warm and supportive setting, where my clients are encouraged to overcome challenges and find peace and empowerment.


  • Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Northern Colorado
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Colorado State University


Background, Training, and more About Me

I hold a Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado, a CACREP-accredited counseling program, with an emphasis in Clinical Counseling, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Colorado State University. - Read More

I have worked with adults, adolescents, groups, couples, and families. I love helping clients through life transitions and difficulties such as relationship challenges, divorce, sexual concerns, menopause, midlife crisis, and retirement . I am also experienced at helping individuals recognize principles of abuse and control in settings such as religion, abusive relationships, and toxic work environments, and in how to combat these tactics and recover from them.

In addition to my direct experience with clients, I have supervised and mentored other therapists, managed a clinical counseling team, and worked in larger corporate settings outside of the counseling field. I have served as a teaching assistant in multiple counseling and psychology courses at CSU, and have served in a number of leadership capacities. I also served as a patient care volunteer with Pathways Hospice. Additionally, I have delivered anti-bullying presentations to middle school students in summer programs at CSU, and I have delivered speeches on different topics, including finding inspiration from adversity and divorce.

I have written and contributed to articles for several publications and websites, including “Counseling Today,” a publication of the American Counseling Association, the websites www.deepsoulfullove.com, www.insidehook.com , and Giddy – The Authority on Sexual Health (getmegiddy.com). I have been interviewed about my practice and approach by different individuals and organizations for podcasts and videos about topics such as divorce, bullying, child abuse, affair recovery, hypervigilance, seasonal affective disorder, and holiday grief.

I work to give back to the community in ways that speak to me personally. I am a regular (volunteer) presenter for Second Saturday Divorce Workshops for Women, presenting on the emotional and family aspects of divorce along with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, an attorney, and a mortgage expert. I am a member of PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization), a charitable organization that supports women in education. I am a co-chair of the Program for Continuing Education committee and help women returning to college after a break apply for grants. (I was a recipient of this grant in 2013). I remain active in my continuing education by attending conferences and reading materials from organizations including CoAFCC (Colorado Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) and NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence). I also support Project Self-Sufficiency and their vision to ensure that every low-income, single parent in Northern Colorado is self-sufficient.

In my nearly 50 years on this planet, I have had many life experiences that have forced me to grow, learn about myself, find my strongest self, and help me see others’ pain in a deep and familiar way. - Read More

For example, I understand firsthand the joys and challenges of trying to raise really good humans, and have done a lot that work as a single parent or step-parent. I’ve experienced divorce, loss, blending families, and deep struggle (emotionally, financially, professionally), and have been pushed to find my inner advocate so I could keep going. I grew up in a small farming town in Illinois, so I appreciate humility, hard work, being outside, and kindness, and incorporate these core values into my life.

Additionally, I would never expect clients to do difficult work on themselves that I haven’t had to do myself! As a counselor, I believe it is crucial that I continue doing my own self-growth through receiving my own counseling, coaching, reading, continuing education, and consultations with peers. In addition to my career interests, I enjoy camping/backpacking, dancing, learning, exploring other cultures, reading, riding my Harley, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends. I find humor and a growth mindset to be two of the most important qualities in my own journey.

Please feel free to ask me questions about my training, work experience, or philosophy about counseling!

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