I enjoy working with adults of all ages, and specialize in addressing young adult transitions. In today’s world, young adults have increasingly more choices about how they want to shape their lives – while this leads to more freedom, it can also contribute to greater confusion about what path to take and how to discover this. And while our technology has allowed us to connect more than ever, it has also left many young people feeling cut off from fulfilling relationships. Whether it be coping with the stress of finding the right career, navigating the tasks of independence, or achieving clarity on what path you want to take in your adult life, I can help you gain insight and work through the difficulties you are facing. Drawing on my extensive experience working with young adults in college counseling centers and other clinical settings, I use an integrative approach which is practical and grounded in psychotherapy’s best practices.
I also specialize in addressing men’s issues. While men sometimes find it harder than women to seek help, those I have worked with have often derived great benefit from the emotional and relational skills they learned through our work together. I understand the many challenges men face in our society, especially balancing work and family, and the difficulties many face in trying to form authentic relationships with others. Men are often socialized to deal with their struggles privately which can leave them feeling isolated. I work with men of all ages on understanding their emotional lives and forming relationships that feel fulfilling and meaningful.
Training and Experience
I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the University of Denver, where I received extensive clinical training in therapy and psychological assessment. My practical training was in a wide variety of practices and agencies including university counseling centers, community mental health centers, and health management organizations. I completed an APA-approved clinical internship at the University of Denver’s Health and Counseling Center where I counseled students, faculty, and staff. Following graduation, I became a postdoctoral resident at Kaiser Permanente’s outpatient clinic in Pleasanton, California where I furthered my experience providing services within an integrated healthcare system. Most recently, I was a Staff Psychologist at Regis University’s Office of Counseling and Personal Development. In addition to my practice, I teach courses and supervise students at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology.