Conifer has been my home for more than ten years. My husband and I raised our kids in this community, having moved here when they were only 1 and 3 years old. The small-town feeling is what we craved the most, and it is that very thing that has kept us here for so long.
Over the years, I have had many opportunities to help families thrive. I became a licensed marriage and family therapist in 2003, after earning bachelor’s and maser’s degrees in Human Development and Family Studies. In the early 2000s, I worked as a play therapist for a community mental health center in Denver, and later ran a private therapy practice in Aurora before moving to Conifer in 2007.
I was fortunate to spend a few years as a stay-at-home-mom when my children were little. Once they started school, I began to volunteer at Mountain Resource Center (MRC), and later became employed there as family advocate and program manager. At MRC, I worked with hundreds of families, providing basic needs assistance, workforce development, and self-sufficiency coaching.
I am excited to combine my twenty years of experience as a family counselor by bringing another resource to our mountain community – Conifer Play Therapy!