About ME

My formal training includes:

 BA in psychology at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
MSW in Social Work, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Social Work Fellowship, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, OKC
State of Colorado License, 1990

For the next 10 years I worked in various mental health centers and agencies with adolescents, families, couples, and children using cognitive behavioral and family systems approaches. In 1990's I trained in mind body modalities that included:

Certification in Integrative Body Psychotherapy
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Level 1
Somatic Experiencing
Emotional Freedom Technique 


Properly understood as a question of focus, unconditional love is the creative process.

                        ~Peter Rogers

      Holistic Mind Body Trauma Healing Using EMDR and EFT

​What prompted me to think differently about Psychotherapy?

As we learn that we are mind, body, emotions, heart, and Spirit, we begin to search intuitively.  Hope and inspiration are vital components of the healing journey and we ask," What inspires me?  "What gives me hope?" 

Creativity is a tool that helps us transform and move our development to the next level. Do we realize that a "seeming" wall is an opportunity to discover more of who we are and what we want?  How do we find these answers?

​In the search of what works to heal trauma, I went through extensive trainings that focused on the nervous system and how the body affects the mind. It became clear how important a holistic approach is to psychotherapy. Jeremy Geffens asks in The Journey Through Cancer, Healing and Transforming The Whole Person, "What does it take for a human Being to heal and transform at the deepest level of the body, mind, heart, and Spirit?"  Treating the whole person made sense and gave me treatment options that began to make a profound difference for people.

Like many people in the healing profession,  I became interested in psychotherapy as a way to heal myself. Having survived an accident as a teenager taught me about physical healing and served as an initiation into a further awakening.

In college I became intrigued by psychology and the idea of becoming a psychotherapist. Little did I know that it would be the journey of a lifetime. 

Self-creation is an art of fire.
                  ~M.C. Richards

All Higher Self communication begins in the heart.
                  ~Sanaya Roman  

About my approach to mind body psychotherapy

Mind body psychotherapy helps us connect with our aliveness, creativity, and heal blocks. Over the years I have developed a highly intuitive approach to working with the nervous system, the personality and  day to day practical issues that affect people. I deeply respect the unique relationship each person has to their pain and to their healing. This means that I pay close attention to you and the pace of each session.

Fees for my services are $115.00 an hour for using EMDR and Trauma Resolution therapy.

If you are interested in using your insurance or Employee Assistance Program (EAP) I  am on the following panels.

Aetna EAP which is called Horizon EAP
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EAP
Magellan EAP
Cigna EAP     It is also important to remember that the nature of EAP's are brief and solution focused.

Insurance panels:
Aetna Behavioral Health
Magellan Behavioral Health
Cigna Behavioral Health
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

777 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Bldg 2 #106 Lakewood, CO, 80226 303-274-2485