I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Spiritual Director trained at Denver Seminary, a Certified Addictions Counselor III, an RN, and a Certified Splankna therapist with over 30 years in the field of mental health. Learn more about the Denver Seminary Certificate Program.
For the past eight years I have had the privilege of working with the young men of Training Ground teaching on Hearing the Voice of God and offering an introduction to understanding Prophetic ministry.
Prior to starting private practice in Colorado Springs I was privileged to have a rich mixture of work experiences which has all been woven together to offer depth, dimension and perspective in my counseling.
After an initial year of acute care hospital nursing I moved into a Public Health Nursing position in Los Gatos, California, and enjoyed a variety of experiences working with clients in town and in the Santa Cruz mountains.
A year after our son was born I again worked in acute care hospital nursing, this time in Rancho Mirage, and began what turned out to be an over sixteen year engagement with Eisenhower Medical Center.
On completion of my Masters degree I worked for three years as a Nurse Health Educator in a newly established program at EMC and completed a Fellowship with the Arthritis National Foundation. I worked with the Medical Director in offering many educational programs and also was a Trainer for the Arthritis Foundation’s Train the Trainer’s Project.
The next 9 ½ years I worked as an R.N. at the Betty Ford Center on the same campus and was the Nursing Supervisor for the last 5 ½ years. This true multidisciplinary team approach, extensive inservice training, and the pleasure of working with the staff and clients stirred my desire to become a licensed therapist.
In 1993 I moved to Colorado and was the Head Nurse on the Rapha Christ centered psychiatric unit and later worked in two group counseling centers while preparing for licensure.
As a CACIII I worked with addictions issues in both group and individual format and for over two years, as a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, I facilitated groups both for men and women. In addition to this training I completed the course, Biblical Approach to Domestic Violence.
With my LPC I transitioned to working half time for Focus on the Family in the counseling Department and private practice and, later, full time practice.
In March of 2007 I began work with Peer Assistance Services, Denver, CO and have been their weekly group facilitator in Colorado Springs for pharmacists, nurses, dentists, chiropractors and veterinarians.