Licensed Professional Counselor – Candidate | MA, LPCC
In my approach to counseling, I define health as balance between relational interdependence and appropriate boundaries; between making peace with the past and living mindfully in the present, and between changing our thoughts and having a new emotional experience in relationship. My number one goal in the counseling room is to create a space characterized by safety, respect, dignity and support, while also encouraging and challenging people to keep growing toward their goals. Particular passions of mine include helping people heal from trauma and abuse (with EMDR if desired), pornography addiction, spiritual/religious or cult trauma, codependency, grief and loss, and facilitating people’s search for identity, meaning, and purpose. (At this time I am not accepting new clients with autism or severe ADHD.)
I believe every human being is more than a set of biochemical processes to be diagnosed. You are more than your problems, your injuries and wounds, your childhood, your family, your job, your accomplishments, your fears, and your failures. You’re more than a body, a mind, a heart, or a soul, though all of those matter and all of them have a place in my counseling room. You are more than the sum of your parts, though you, and every part and piece of who you are… you matter, maybe more than you’ve ever let yourself believe.
Subtle Strength Counseling is a counseling practice founded in 2020 and staffed by Christian clinical counselors. We work collaboratively to offer compassionate, effective care to treat specific disorders and struggles as well as facilitating personal growth and a pursuit of abundant life. We also have a psychiatric nurse practitioner available onsite should medication be an appropriate part of an individual’s treatment.
Prior to joining the Subtle Strengths team, I’ve spent time serving as a pharmacy technician, learning how much the body’s health affects the mind and heart; a case manager for homeless youth and HIV+ adults, learning compassion for people working hard to meet their basic needs; an outreach worker in Denver’s nightclub scene, learning to build relationships with people of difficult cultures and subcultures; and a nondenominational pastor, learning how intimately spirituality and purpose are woven into the fabric of our everyday lives.