Connections

About Me

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I know how hard it can be to get the courage and/or motivation to find a therapist you “fit” with. Through my 37 years of marriage, and raising two children, I was in that position more than once. One thing I learned was that not every therapist was a good fit for me or my family. I also learned that when you find the right therapist you will know, and that with support you truly can find greater connection, confidence, and happiness.

60 years of a full life, I have experienced many struggles, including the death of my husband of 37 years. Life is such a mixture of beauty, joy, and loss. No matter what your age, I’m sure you too have faced difficult times. It might be in your significant relationship, family, friendships, work, sexuality, physical or mental health.

Mental health has always been as important to me as my physical health. Much like physical health, sometimes you need a personal trainer to really target the areas that need strengthened. I like to come alongside my clients and really listen to what’s working in their lives and what’s not. I’m NOT the trainer who will scream in your face. Instead I will be direct, yet gentle. I know most people are doing the best they can, with what they know.

Many successful, intelligent individuals and couples find themselves stuck in the same repeating negative patterns. Face it if you knew how to fix it, you would have years ago! I can help you untangle these patterns to see what’s really going on and teach you to get your needs met successfully.

Education

Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling - 1984
  • Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies - 1982
  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology - 1982