What Am I Passionate About?
I am passionate about helping others tap into their inner strengths and identify what may be in their path preventing healing and growth. I challenge my clients in ways that create an “ah ha” experience.
I am also dedicated to helping BIPOC individuals, along with those seeking to overcome alcohol and/or substance use dependence begin their journey to rise and maintain a healthier, sober lifestyle. Additionally, supporting family and friends who endure the painful reality of their loved one’s alcohol and/or substance use dependence is dear to my heart.
I have expertise working with diverse populations (e.g. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and individuals with disabilities), and I craft a culturally congruent space to discuss personal beliefs, internalized oppression and generational traumas.
Lastly, I am an advocate for Black women and girls, and I do not take for granted being able to help them own their magic. I recognize the rarity in being able to remove the “superwoman” cape and carrying the burden of others, while not feeling safe enough to share your own.
My Approach to Therapy
My clinical experience includes holding space for survivors of trauma, couples and families, and clients desiring to overcome substance use disorders. Additionally, I counsel those seeking to address issues related to anxiety, depression, and grief and loss (to name a few).
I am affectionately known by my clients as a direct, yet non-judgmental, compassionate counselor. I approach counseling through an eclectic lens where I incorporate a variety of theories and utilize evidence-based approaches such as Somatic Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and Family Systems Therapy. When requested, I infuse spirituality and faith into therapeutic sessions.
In my therapeutic work, I wholeheartedly believe that YOU are the EXPERT in your life. Together, we will collaborate on the goal(s) you identify.
We get together like a choir to acquire what we desire.
~ Jay-Z ~
I hold my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado.
I consider myself a life-long learner. I continue to expand my expertise by seeking out learning experiences in trauma and healing work, alcohol and substance use disorders and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to incorporate into daily practice.
I am under the supervision of Kathleen Morgan, MA, LMFT, LAC.
Beyond the Office
Outside of counseling, I enjoy being a wife, mother of four adult children and grandma (yes, you read that right. LOL). This lends more time to engage in self-care activities and spend quality time with my family and friends.
If you are reading this, I look forward to connecting with you!