I received my graduate degree from the University of Tennessee and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), licensed in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho & Tennessee. In my early career I practiced throughout East Africa, where I became interested in Anxiety and its treatment. I completed my graduate training at the University of Tennessee Center for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and was also employed with the University. I am now in private practice and also consult with schools and provide various training. In order to stay current with research and the most evidence-based treatment options, my practice is limited to Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum and Neurobehavioral Disorders. I have sought out specialized training in my treatment areas, and continue to educate myself by participating in conferences, workshops and supervision from some of the world's experts in the field. My treatment methodology lies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in both individual and group therapy, and I provide education and family support. Unlike some counseling or therapy, I am not a "talk-therapist" but rather, I provide symptom-focused short term treatment that is highly effective. Additionally, I have extensive experience with both the Gifted population as well as Developmental Disabilities. While working with individuals or families I collaborate with the Primary Care Physician, as well as the Psychiatrist, if involved. I am truly passionate about the work I do and strive to provide comprehensive and quality care. I hold the following memberships and certifications:

  • Professional Member of International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation & listed provider

  • Graduate of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute of the OCD Foundation

  • Professional Member and Graduate of the Professional Training Institute of the Trichotillomania Learning Center & listed provider

  • Graduate of Behavioral Training Institute and Professional Member of Tourettes Association of America

  • Professional Member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

  • Certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

  • Graduate of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy collaborative & listed provider

I am married with two children and am an avid runner and outdoor and travel enthusiast.  We enjoy all that Colorado has to offer! I think most patients would describe me as authentic, passionate about my work, and down to earth. Although we are dealing with serious issues in therapy, I think it never hurts to add in some humor and fun!