Welcome! I am so glad you are here! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a PhD in Social Work. I have served for three decades working in acute care mental health settings, serving as a psychotherapist for military and civilian children and their families. In addition to face to face sessions, I am now providing Telehealth Sessions, which are covered by most insurances.
My extensive clinical experience , serving at risk children and adolescents, alerted me to the dangers facing today's youth. Earning accreditation as a School Suicide Prevention Specialist from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) certifies me to provide evidence based training to school districts across the nation.
I have led, as a volunteer, numerous and diverse church youth groups and non-profits. I am aware that detecting the signs of at risk youth , and responding with wisdom, can feel frightening and overwhelming. My highly regarded trainings empower participants to interact confidently and competently with youth. Participants will learn to detect high risk behaviors, and act in an informed and evidence based manner.
I enjoy hiking, skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, and spending time with my family and grandchildren. I am so grateful for the beautiful wilderness of Colorado, and for my dogs!