Artist-performer by heart.
Clinical therapist by education.
I am a performance storyteller, visual artist, and counselor specialized in issues unique to creative individuals, the creative process, and self-expression.
“When you are with something
and try to understand it,
you learn to love it”
Grandpa Ted Ross
MA Contemplative Psychotherapy
BS Psychology, with Certificate in Women's Studies
AA Behavioral Sciences
AAS Mental Health Clinical Counseling Psychology & Substance Abuse Counseling
DORA Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado
I believe the basis of human suffering is that
we do not love ourselves.
Or in my Grandfather's words,
we have not spent enough time truly being with ourselves
so we do not understand the fullness who we are.
So we fight against ourselves.
We do not want to accept our pain and discomfort,
and by rejecting it we create more struggles.
Through learning to love ourselves and understand our pain,
we can transform our relationship to these experiences
and discover new choices of how we engage with our lives.
I began working in the mental health field in 2007, and since then I have worked with hundreds of individuals, groups, and families at all stages of life.
I have worked with people struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, grief and bereavement, addiction and substance use issues, relationship problems, poor boundaries, major life transitions, stage of life concerns, assertiveness training, meaning and life purpose, and spiritual crises.
All the while, I have been an artist and performer who is infinitely fascinated by the creative process and self-expression.
Today, I have blended these passions into my work as both a counselor and creative individual.
Whether you consider yourself a creative person or not, my services are offered to you so that you can find more health, well-being, and enjoyment in life.