"No matter how fast you run, your shadow keeps up. Sometimes it’s in front! Only full overhead sun diminishes your shadow. But that shadow has been serving you. What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest. I could explain this, but it will break the glass cover on your heart, and there’s no fixing that. You must have shadow and light source both. Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe." -Rumi, From "The Tree of Awe"
Welcome, to those who are hurt, those who quest at the boundaries. Welcome, to those who are protected, to those who are scared, to those who are in pain. Perhaps you are at a doorway. I'm here to join you.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, a teacher, a professional outdoorswoman, and the mother of two young children. I have almost twenty years of clinical experience working with people dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, and more, in hospital, crisis clinic, wilderness treatment, and private practice settings. I teach for the Wilderness Therapy Masters program at Naropa Univeristy, and I have twenty years of experience as a professional wilderness and climbing guide. I offer counseling for individuals and couples in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, as well as outdoors in quiet places in nature.
I am deeply passionate about helping people connect with themselves, other people, and the world around them.