I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Colorado State University in 2006 and went on to tour with Patchwork Blue, a rock band based out of Fort Collins, Colorado, which I managed at the time. Upon our return in the Fall, I became a Social Worker and Case Manager. Shortly thereafter, I decided to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a counselor and began working on a Master's Degree. In 2009, I finished my degree, moved to Denver with my husband, Ryan, who works in radio. I also decided to fuel my passion for yoga by becoming a certified yoga instructor.
In March of 2010, we discovered we were expecting! Emmaline "Emma" was born in November! 10 days after her birth, while on Maternity Leave, I was laid off by my employer (I ran a residential treatment program for sex offenders with developmental disabilities). Being let go was an incredible blessing in disguise as I am free to stay home with my incredible daughter AND privately counsel individuals who seek my help!
I come from a family with addiction and personality disorders. This led me through an interesting childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. At the age of 23, I admitted to myself and those I love that I had an eating disorder and needed help. I received that help from the incredible Dr. Dorie and found a specialty for my own counseling practice. I have used my personal experience with addiction, body image issues, and challenging family dynamics to enrich my ability to help others through similar obstacles.
Professionally, I specialize in therapy for those with food issues, eating disorders, body image problems, self-esteem concerns, family/spouse communication, behavior problems in children and adults, and anxiety disorders.
In addition to counseling, I also teach yoga and perform yoga therapy! I have experience teaching to the developmentally and physically disabled, young and old, wheelchair and bedbound. I believe that everyone has a right to experience the physical, mental, and emotional freedom that comes with a yoga practice and specialize in teaching those that may not have access to a typical yoga studio setting.
I'm happy to provide initial consultations free of charge and my fees for service are always negotiable.
Please feel free to contact me using the form on this page!