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AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • Phase of life issues & transitions
  • Family conflict, communication, and reconciliation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Baby Blues & Postpartum mood disorders
  • Self-harming or destructive behaviors
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (specialized treatment – DBT)
  • Christian Counseling (by client request)
  • Health and wellness
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting 
  • Premarital counseling

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE AND TRAINING

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Certificate in Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • Certification in Multisytemic Therapy
  • Advanced Training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
  • Advanced Training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Training in Healing Prayer
  • Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Training in Bringing Baby Home Gottman Workshop
  • Training in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
 

EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

  • Masters in Social Work (MSW), Graduate School of Social Work at University of Denver (2006)
  • Bachelors in Social Work (BSW), Bethel University (2005)
  • Minor in Biblical and Theological Studies, Bethel University (2005)
  • Savio House - Multisystemic and Day Treatment Therapist (2006-2007)
  • Aurora Mental Health Center - Adolescent Day Treatment Therapist (2006-2012)
  • Hope Community Church - Youth Ministries Director (2010-2012)
  • University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work - Adjunct Professor (2012 - Present)
  • Bethel Counseling, LLC - Co-founder, owner, and therapist (2012 - Present)