I am a Licensed Clinical and School Psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents and adults for almost 30 years. I received my Psy.D. in 1992 from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology. My clinical internship was at the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Center in California. I became licensed as a Psychologist in 1994 and as a School Psychologist in 2000. Before opening my private practice, I worked in a wide variety of settings including schools, residential treatment facilities, and community mental health centers where I treated a very diverse group of clients.
I treat child, adolescent, and adult clients in individual psychotherapy both In-Person and online using a HIPAA-compliant Telehealth platform. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, ADHD, giftedness, school and learning problems, relationship issues, family conflict, grief and loss, stress management, and parenting. I especially enjoy working with children and adolescents, their parents, and young adults. My approach to treatment is eclectic. I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques including Psychodynamic, Developmental, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Expressive Arts, and Play Therapy.
I see each client as unique and will tailor treatment to fit the needs of each individual in his or her situation. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them learn to solve the problems and face the challenges that brought them into my office. With children and adolescents, parents work with me as an essential part of the treatment team. No matter the age or presenting issues of my clients, I aim to create an atmosphere in which they feel safe and comfortable spending time and sharing with me. My first goal is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship. This relationship is always the most important tool in my therapeutic toolbox.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Colorado Psychological Association (CPA), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the Association of Play Therapists (APT).