Are You Looking for a Counselor in Longmont Because You’re…
Struggling with anxiety, depression, or grief? You know you need help, and you want it- but you’re looking for something different. You believe that doing something expressive and creative will help you.
The parent of a child or teen who is struggling with anxiety, depression, or lack of focus? You want to help them, but you don’t know what to do. You do know that they seem really connected to music. You wonder if there’s some way music could help them.
The adult child managing the responsibilities associated with caring for an older parent? Does your parent have mental health issues that concern you, but you don’t know what would be the best way to help them? You’d like for them to not have to take any more medications, but you question how well they’d do with traditional talk therapy.
The child of a parent who has Alzheimer’s and it’s hard for you to see the person you knew slip away? Visits with them are challenging because you don’t know what to do or what to talk about when you’re together. You want them to enjoy what’s left of their life and you want to be able to make the most of your time together.
When You’re Looking for Something Different From a Counselor
What I Do as a Therapist
Music and mindful awareness are foundational to how I help people at all stages of life enhance their mental health and well-being. I will meet you where you are in the here and now of our time together. While I have the professional training, I recognize that my clients are the experts about who they are. I see my role as a therapist as being present and attuned to my clients to serve as a guide, a mirror, and a cheerleader to them along their journey of discovery. The music is meant to further support this.
In using the therapeutic relationship, the creative process, and music, I help people:
- develop and enhance relationships
- foster attunement and healthy attachment
- create, discover, or rediscover personal meaning after undergoing difficult life events
- work through feelings of grief and loss related to life transitions
- experience an enhanced sense of well-being and personal empowerment
Professional Experiences Throughout the Lifespan
My diverse professional experiences have allowed me to work in a variety of educational and healthcare settings. Each setting allowed me to serve people from different ethnic, socioeconomic, and spiritual backgrounds. Each person has a personal story to share with a unique voice to be heard. I consider it an honor to support and witness the sharing of these stories.
Because I value the role that community and culture can play in your mental health and well-being, taking an active part in creating healthy, vibrant communities is important to me. The following are professional organizations with which I am, or have been, actively involved:
- Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce
- Practices for Inner Peace- Longmont
- The World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT)
- The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
- The Colorado Counseling Association
- Online Conference for Music Therapy
Public Speaker and Presenter
As a public speaker, I have presented nationally and internationally on the topics of: