Support, Disability, & Counseling Center
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I developed an affinity for the mountains, nature and the great outdoors at an early age. I was fortunate to later settle into the majestic San Luis Valley where I attended Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado.
While balancing academics with outdoor activities such as backpacking, mountaineering, and rock climbing, I achieved a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Art. In 2001, I obtained a Masters Degree in counseling while doing an internship at the Counseling and Career Center on campus.
Upon graduation, I brought my enthusiasm for nature and psychology together while working as a lead therapist within a wilderness therapy program in Southern Colorado. This eventually led to employment at the local mental health center as an Intake/Emergency Services Clinician. Prior to my arrival at Western Wyoming Community College, I worked as a child, adolescent, and family therapist in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Support, Disability, & Counseling Center at WWCC will allow me to develop my interest in working with college students who are in pursuit of educational and career advancement as well as personal growth. I am aware of how challenging and rewarding college can be and I am eager to be a support to students as they navigate their college experience at WWCC. I will ensure that students find me accessible, helpful and interested in their every day concerns and long-term goals. I have an inherent belief that all individuals strive for acceptance, validation, and fulfillment. I believe that everyone, either consciously or unconsciously, is on a journey of self-discovery. I utilize an intuitive and eclectic/client centered approach to counseling and I trust that an individual's uniqueness and personal awareness will guide the therapeutic process. I look forward to working with you to help facilitate development and/or change in whatever ways you choose. "Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are, for what you could become.”
I enjoy spending my free time hiking and throwing the Frisbee for my dog, Sage, playing acoustic guitar, watching NFL football, and remaining in awe of nature and the mysteries of life.
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