My husband, Nick, and I live in Erie, Colorado with our daughters Alexa & Charlotte . We love to hike, read, travel, go out to new restaurants, and spend quality time with close friends and our family who are scattered all across the country.


  • Colorado Christian University (2004- 2007), Masters of Arts in Counseling

  • University of Colorado (1997- 2001), B.A. in Psychology


  • Private practice 2006- present

  • Speaking and teaching in several different states on several issues including addiction, adolescent issues, eating disorders, and human sexuality.

  • Worked at a group home in Boulder County for adolescent girls with a wide range of disorders and issues

  • Staff with Young Life in Frankfurt, Germany working with adolescents from all over the world, with varying backgrounds (2001- 2003)

Things that make me smile

    • Mornings with coffee and my journal (which are really just a distant memory these days, but I still like the memory)

    • Traveling… anywhere and as much as possible

    • Feeling like I am helping families connect and people grow

    • Cozy evenings in with my husband, particularly with nachos and a great movie

    • Cooking for good friends with good music playing

    • Watching my sweet girls play together and laugh together (and NOT fight!!!)

And things that don’t…

    • Judgmental people

    • Waiting (for most anything)

    • Wind

    • Dirty kitchen counters

  • Seeing people hurt when it seems needless