Serving the Pikes Peak Region and Beyond through Telehealth
This is a time of incredible crisis for our world, our country and our families. In an effort to do what I can as a Mental Healthcare Provider to alleviate as much of the pain as possible, I am offering my Professional Counseling Services through Telehealth for those who cannot come into the office for an in-person counseling session at North Family Counseling in Colorado Springs. Counseling can be a costly endeavor for clients and, while I do not want to diminish the value of the counseling services in any way by offering a temporary discount for Telehealth Services, I also want to be sure that those people who need help are able to find that help without finances being an obstacle. If you are already in counseling, please contact your provider to find out if he/she has Telehealth Services and I strongly encourage you to continue your counseling with that clinician. This is a time-limited offer to those who are not able to see their counselor, are confined to their home, and may also be experiencing financial distress due to the COVID-19 crisis.
"My passion is to help people in need as effectively as possible. That desire has grown from my own struggle with emotional pain, both anxiety and depression, and the life events that have left me in periods of intense despair. These are the moments that have most shaped my values and my faith. Most of us in the field have a story and mine is one that compels me to be an encourager of others in the midst of emotional, relational and psychological pain. Through three decades of study in Psychology and Theology, I have come to a deep appreciation of both traditions and disciplines. In the philosophical tradition of Thomas Aquinas, I see no need to divorce faith from reason. Of greater concern to me than the particular symptoms and pathologies an individual, couple or family might present with, is the very nature of who they are as ones created by a grace-giving God.
My clinical practice over the past 29 years has focused heavily on the study and treatment of Mood Disorders, including Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Anxiety-Related Disorders. Utilizing Object Relations Theory in conjunction with Internal Family Systems Theory, I draw upon both the intrinsic and interpersonal models in my effort to assist clients in achieving a high level of self-awareness and self-leadership, all the while integrating their faith tradition in the most empowering way possible. I hold passionately to the maxim of Michelangelo - “Still, I am learning.” And I find that it is my clients who teach me the most about life, pain, and healing. Therapy is a collaborative endeavor between the client, God, and me...and each one is vital for the desired outcome."
I engage my clients with compassionate respect, applying three decades of experience, solid research-based approaches and individualized care to help resolve problems, navigate crises and rediscover hope.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Marriage counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Online counseling isn't for everyone, but you may be surprised at how effective the process can be and all in the privacy of your own home.