Several years ago, I realized that I was not happy with my life and decided to make some major changes. I was overweight, I had health issues, and I was depressed. My journey since then has led me on a self discovery about my passions, likes & dislikes, and my heart's desire. I have made it my mission to live my heart's desire each and every day and to get back on track as soon as possible when I stray from that path. It is also my mission to help as many people as possible to discover and live their heart's desire too.
I am here to help. I believe my journey, obstacles and all, have made me a stronger person and a better counselor and coach. I understand because I have experienced many of the things that people are seeking support for. I have found a rich array of ways to help myself through difficult times and I am always willing to share what I have learned with my clients. One of the most important qualities of an effective mentor is how well they have worked through their own issues.
The issues that I have faced include depression, anxiety, grief, addiction and PTSD. I didn’t allow myself to get stuck in the heaviness of these obstacles and pursued my own counseling, coaching, energy healing, independent study and a variety of other holistic health approaches.
My life journey has led me into the field of life coaching, counseling and holistic health. In the last 15 years I have studied some wonderful and powerful techniques to support my clients and help them find healing and balance in their life and once again find the path to freedom, health, happiness, joy, passion, abundance, inspiration, and their heart's desire.
I hold a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. I have been certified in body-energy and earth centered healing. I am a certified Life Optimization Coach and a certified Nutrition Advisor. My focus is on holistic healing, helping people move through emotions that hold them back, and I share tools and mindset to live an inspired life filled with happiness, joy and success.
Prior to opening my practice in 2005, I worked in city government where I enjoyed helping people. After receiving my BS in Criminal Justice at Metro State College, I went to the University of Colorado at Denver and earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am a Colorado native and still live in my hometown, Arvada. I enjoy SoulCollage®, camping, hiking, dirt bike riding, photography, and gardening as well as spending time with my 3 dogs and my cat Miko.
I recently closed my counseling practice and reemerged as a Heart's Desire Coach creating the Your Heart's Desire Coaching™ program. I'm excited to offer health, happiness and heart's desire coaching as well as a variety of workshops and online programs to help others find health, joy, peace, success, freedom and their heart's desire.