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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Female
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
I love living in the beautiful state of Colorado, having moved here as a child from Minnesota. Early in my life, I realized that I enjoy helping people feel better and solving problems; so, psychology was a natural fit for me! I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver (summa cum laude), a master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado, Denver, and a PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Denver. I completed my doctoral internship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan. I am grateful for the excellent education and training experiences I have received in this beautiful state.
I work with members ages 18 and older, including seniors with Medicare. I have experience in treating major depression, generalized anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, parenting issues, and life concerns. I also lead a Healthy Anger skills class for ages 15 and older to help clients learn effective anger management strategies. My approach to client care is to try and bring some relief to clients as quickly and effectively as possible by using a variety of techniques. I use, primarily, a cognitive-behavioral approach as I listen to each client’s life journey.
I listen closely to what my clients tell me and actively problem solve to try and make life easier for them as quickly as possible. I consider my clients partners in our therapy work together and I value their input. I work as a team with our specialists, pharmacists and others to coordinate my clients' care.
It is very important to me to strive for a healthy balance between my professional and work life. I enjoy relaxing and having fun with my family (husband, grown daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren). I also enjoy reading, watching movies, and taking walks in nature to soak up the beauty of Colorado!