Licensed Clinical Social Worker // Certified EMDR Therapist
I was born and raised in Illinois and have a special place in my heart for Lake Michigan, deep dish pizza, the Cubs, and the Illini (I-L-L…). Although I love the Midwest, I moved to Colorado for the outdoor adventures and amazing community that Fort Collins has to offer. I love hiking, skiing, camping, and mountain biking. I find peace in nature and think my life has become healthier and happier since moving out West. Moving away from where I grew up gave me an opportunity to intentionally grow into the woman I want to be and develop a community and culture that aligns with my values. With that being said, I miss my family and childhood friends and routinely try to convince them to move here as well. Relationships and intimate connection fill my cup like nothing else. There is nothing better than a conversation where hearts are connecting. This is why I went into therapy.
Practicing yoga and cultivating mindfulness is a passion of mine personally and professionally. I think paying attention to our bodies and the way they hold information is so important to healing. I practice regularly and believe that yoga has allowed me to become a more grounded individual. I hold a 200 Hour Power Yoga certification.
I became a mom in 2019 to a beautiful daughter and am committed to making this world a kinder place for her to live in.
I attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for both my undergraduate and my graduate education. I received a Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2009 and completed a dual-degree Masters program in Marriage & Family Services (MS) and Social Work (MSW) in 2013.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Colorado as well as a certified EMDR therapist.
I have worked in a variety of mental health and counseling settings ranging from a domestic violence shelter, to University counseling centers, to agencies that serve survivors of child abuse. I have training and experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I enjoy working with adolescents, teens, and adults in the areas of identity and development and am an Ally to the LGBTQQA community. I currently teach a class on family and group therapy in the School of Social Work’s MSW program at Colorado State University.