I am a licensed clinical social worker. That means that I have a master's degree in Social Work and I've had 2000 hours of supervised practice. I've been in the field since 1985 and in private practice since 1992.
Before I started my private practice, I worked in an inpatient hospital setting, and three community mental health centers. Prior to graduate school I worked in hospice. These different settings gave me a wide range of experience. I’ve worked with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, eating disorders, addictions, schizophrenia and dementia. My clients have been as young as 16 and as old as 91. I’ve seen people in nursing homes, hospitals, and their own homes. I’ve worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. The people I’ve worked with have been trying to create a life worth living, even if they only have a few months to live.
In my private practice I still see a broad range of people. Some of my clients struggle with the after effects of severe trauma, some have addictions or mood and anxiety disorders. My approach is pretty much the same with everyone: First, I do not assume that what a person struggles with defines who they are, and second, you don’t have to want or like something to accept that it is there and that you need to learn how to deal with it effectively.
Besides doing clinical work, I supervise graduate students in social work and psychology from various schools in the Denver area. I’ve taught at Regis University in both the undergraduate and graduate levels and I provide supervision and consultation to other therapists.
Finally, I’m the developer of the Life Compass Cards, a values clarification tool that can be used in many settings.
Here’s the information on my licensure and training.
1990 University of Houston, Graduate School of Social Work, Master’s in Social Work.
Licensed in Colorado 1992 License # 991028
I’m a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
If you have any other questions, please ask.