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  • Counseling Colorado PLLC has been named as a Top Counselor in Denver as well as ‘Top Ranked Firm’ the past three years 2023, 2022, 2021. Ranking methodology with Wimgo
  • 9 News Guest as an Expert on Stress Management 2021
  • From 9 News Recognized For Companies in Colorado Making a Difference in The Community – Interviewed about Walk and Talk Therapy as well as Counseling Colorado’s Practice Helping Others Guest on the Morning Show on Channel 9 News Aired on 1/10/ 22
  • All-Star Coach Award – 2019 Counseling Colorado
  • Coaching Excellence Award – 2023 Counseling Colorado
  • Paul Newman Rotary Award (2017) For Remarkable Leadership and Outstanding Service Work
  • Graduate Honors and member of Chi Sigma Iota National Counselor’s Honor Society (while in my Graduate Counseling Program)
  • Most Dynamic Public Speaker Award (University Of Colorado at Boulder 2002) Other Public Speaking Accolades: – Recognized for Strong ability to coordinate the efforts of many to meet organizational goals and offering innovative ideas
  • Community Impact Accolade as a Trained Peer Counselor (University of Colorado at Boulder 2003)
  • Voted Most Likely to Host a TV SHOW and Host A Game Show (J.K. Mullen H.S. 2000)
  • Creative Photography Award (J.K. Mullen H.S. 2000)
  • Career Awareness Award (J.K. Mullen H.S. 2000)
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Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Completed/signed off 2,000 clinically supervised hours and passed LPC test
  • Passed the National Counselor Examination
  • Obtained my LPP licensure prior to getting my LPC

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

  • Completed 3,000 clinically supervised hours in addictions counseling
  • Passed the MAC test June 2013
  • Completed necessary CAC classes. In the process of application processing

National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the NBCC – Certification Date April 1, 2013

National Counselor Examination (NCE) – passed in October 2012

American Counseling Association – Member 2008-2012


  • M.A. in Counseling from Regis University, Denver, CO – 2010
  • Graduate Honors and member of Chi Sigma Iota National Counselor’s Honor Society


  • Evidence Based Psychotherapies:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Behavioral Activation (BA)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Advanced Play Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness
  • Life Coach
  • Somatic Trauma Therapy
  • Trained Public Speaker
  • Trained in Sand tray Therapy
  • Advanced Counseling Classes

Extensive training and counseling experience with:

  • Addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Drug/alcohol/ treatment
  • Stress management
  • Life coaching
  • Children & play therapy
  • Adoption
  • Trauma / EMDR
  • Teens
  • Couples
  • Solution focused therapy
  • Adolescents
  • Financial problems career
  • Geriatrics
  • Chronic pain
  • Divorce
  • Family
  • Anxiety
  • Marriage
  • Groups and seminars
  • Depression premarital
  • Depression
  • Adoption
  • Couples
  • Miscarriage
  • Identity issues
  • Gender issue
  • Emotional disabilities
  • Learning differences
  • Parenting and attachment
  • Women’s issues
  • Body image
  • Abuse
  • Self-injury
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Gifted and talented
  • Walk and Talk Therapy and Group Facilitation

Extensive experience with diagnoses and dual diagnosis for:

  • PTSD
  • TBI
  • Bi polar
  • Sex addiction
  • Sleep disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Substance abuse
  • Personality disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Mental/emotional disorder
  • Anger management
  • Personality disorders
  • Domestic violence
  • ODD
  • Adjustment disorders
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Secondary PTSD

Clinical Skills

  • Effectively utilizes all evidenced based counseling practices listed above
  • Supervision and training of other counselors
  • Teaching/lecturing psycho educational classes (approximately 50 patient audiences)
  • Experience working with the DSM-IV-TR
  • Assessments for Shipley-2, MMPI, and MBTI
  • Observing, monitoring, and intervening in drug/alcohol treatment
  • Developing individualized treatment plans, continued care, and referral planning
  • Documenting behaviors and/or activities
  • Managing difficult behaviors in association to physical or mental disabilities
  • Therapeutic confrontation and structures
  • Establishing boundaries while maintaining healthy relationships with clients
  • Exercising patient confidentiality
  • Working with various cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to be open-minded and non-judgmental
  • Collaborating with other mental health professionals
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Somatic Experience Therapy
Certified Addiction Classes at Odyssey Training Center and Denver Cares (Denver Health)

  • Attended the 38th and 39th Advanced International Symposium for Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health
  • Attended the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018 Advanced Winter Symposium
  • Attended workshop in Somatic Trauma Therapy (Feb. 22 from 9 to 5)
  • EMDR Training 2010
  • Frequently attend Continued Education training many times per year.

B.A. in Communications from University of Colorado, Boulder, CO – 2004

  • Graduate Honors and member of Eta Phi Communications Honor Society
  • Recipient of Most Dynamic Speaker Award (large groups of 20-200 as main speaker)
  • Elected Social Chair of Gamma Phi Beta
  • Studied abroad at University of Alicante in Spain (spring semester 2003)

J.K. Mullen High School, Denver, CO – 2000


  • Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Denver Southeast now called Rotary Reimagined (Member Since Fall of 2013 to present)
  • Rotary Community Services Chair for the (DSE) Denver Southeast Evenings Club 2014-2015
  • Rotary Mental Health Initiative (RMHI) committee member and Co Chair for the State to the State Event RMHI (Rotary Mental Health Initiatives) Expo Committee 2016
  • Project Cure Volunteer
  • Safehouse Denver
  • Warren Village (Tutoring Inner City Children)
  • Catholic Charities Soup Kitchen
  • Boys and Girls Club of Denver
  • Social Chair Coordinator at my Sorority Gamma Phi Beta University of Colorado at Boulder 2002
  • Voted Student Representative at University of Colorado at Boulder @ Academic Dormitory Sewall Hall 2000-2001