I have worked as a primary care Physician Assistant in adult internal medicine for the last nine years. Prior to becoming a PA, I worked for many years as a mental health technician in group homes for the chronically mentally ill and in long-term care and geriatrics in a social services capacity. I enjoy practicing medicine where there may be a shortage of providers or medical services as I believe everyone should have full access to quality medical care.
My hobbies include spending time with my family, Crossfit, playing acoustic guitar, reading about history and current events, and getting outdoors.
I was born and raised in Colorado Springs. I spent 7 years in the Army prior to starting working as a nurse practitioner. I graduated from UCCS with my BSN in nursing and from University of South Alabama with my MSN and DNP. I am dual certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontologic Acute Care NP. When I am not working I spend my time with my family and try to enjoy all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. I especially enjoy watching my two nephews grow up.
After witnessing the destruction caused by addiction in my life, and the lives of my family members, I made it my mission to help others who have been affected by chemical dependency. I have worked in both residential and outpatient treatment settings, facilitating individual and group therapy to addicts and their family members. I am pleased to see people turn their lives around and become happy, healthy, and productive.
I opened Recovery Unlimited in 2012 and it has become a place where addiction is replaced by recovery and fear, anger; and guilt is replaced by serenity and peace of mind. Our team has formed a facility where people learn to create an easy life free from abuse of drugs and/or alcohol. In my spare time, I can be found traveling the United States on my motorcycle, spoiling the grandkids, baking pies or cakes, and absolutely enjoying life to the fullest!
I have provided substance abuse therapy for the past six years. I have experience in both group and individual settings. I am trained and have extensive experience in teaching groups in the form of Relapse Prevention, Early Recovery, Strategies for Self Improvement and Change I, II and III, Moral Rational Therapy and Matrix Model.
I currently attend college at Adam State University where I am getting a degree in Social Welfare. It is my privilege and passion to work with addicts and their families. I enjoy touring art galleries, hiking, reading, writing short stories, and spending time with friends and family.
I have my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oregon State University. In Colorado, I am registered with DORA as a LPC-C, and nationally I am certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In addition, I am trained in EMDR with a certificate representing the trainings attended as well as the required consultation hours.
My approach to counseling is based on Humanistic-Existential philosophies drawing from Mindfulness Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and the Adaptive Information Processing model, which is the foundation of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I emply a strength based integrated approach based on the Recovery Model which values living life to one's full potential. My passion, enthusiasm, empathy, and patience cultivate strength- based interactions.
I have my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology from Troy University in Alabama. In Colorado, I am registered with DORA as a LPC-C and working on my CAC II for substance abuse. I am also a certified Hypnotherapist. I served in the United States Military for 12 year. I have experience in working with mental health, substance abuse, trauma, couples and family counseling. I take pride in that I am a counselor with an open mind when it comes to therapy either in individual sessions or in a group setting. I worked at Augusta State Medical Prison for a year, which gave me the opportunity to see and treat every type of mental health disorder. I have performed groups sessions consisting of: Dual Diagnosis, DUI, abusive women, anger management, and trauma / PTSD.
I cannot say I focus on any one type of therapy such a CBT, person centered, or reality theory. I like to learn who my client is and who they are as a person. I am always educating myself on new mental health and substance abuse treatments that come available. I love to snowboarding swimming and playing with my animals.
I am the intake coordinator here at Recovery Unlimited. Originally from Chicago, I moved out to Colorado for school. I am now a graduate from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs with my Bachelors in Psychology. I have worked in the substance abuse and addiction field since 2015. I have been approved by the State of Colorado as a registered psychotherapist and I am currently working towards my CAC I / II. I hope to get my masters in counseling in the next few years. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my cat and staying active by doing yoga, going for a run and rock climbing.
I have my Masters in Social Work from Asbury University. I am Registered as a Psychotherapist in Colorado through DORA. I am on the intake team at Recovery Unlimited, and love doing assessments. I am working toward my LAC, and my LCSW. One day I hope to be an LAC/ LCSW at Recovery Unlimited as a counselor/ group leader/ and assessor. I love living in Colorado, because it's so beautiful.
I have little over 2 years’ experience working with substance abuse therapy. I have experience in both individual and group settings.
I am currently attending Adams State University where I am getting a degree in counseling. I have provided both case management and counseling services in outpatient therapy facilities as well as Comcor. I have experience conducting individual and group therapies. I enjoy working people who have experiences substance use issues. I am proficient in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Offender Therapy. During my self-care time, I like to work on my own family owned ranch, where we raise cattle, pigs, chickens, goats, and horses. .
I have worked in the field of substance abuse and Addiction since 1972 and was on the first committee to establish Regulations for Addiction Counselor Certification in the State of Montana. I was the first director of the Riegel Center Inpatient Program at Penrose Hospital and remained there for 4 years. Later, I opened my own agency, Genesis, which provided Domestic Violence, Level I, II DUI services, and all court ordered offender services.
After 30 successful years, I sold the agency. I have worked part time for Recovery Unlimited since January of 2015 providing individual and group counseling services in the form of Anger Management, IOP, Relapse Prevention, and SSIC. In my spare time, I can be found seeking bargains at the Goodwill, golfing, or having slumber parties with my grandchildren.
I have over 14 years of experience working with adolescents and adults with chemical dependency and/or mental health issues. My goal is to collaborate with clients in order to assist them in reaching their goals. For years, I have worked with clients in mental health facilities and substance abuse agencies.
Additionally, I have worked with adults on probation or parole. Part of my work consists of listening to my client's story and helping her/him create tools, to use in their lives.
My holistic approach is professional, open-minded, accepting, creative, and engaging but also involves a variety of therapies. My approaches are designed to assist you in better understanding yourself, the triggers you may have and why you have them. The best counselors or therapists are those that have done their own work and have healed themselves. I enjoy hiking, gardening, and I am learning how to fly fish.
I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Denver and have a pending application to be a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers and have completed training for SOARS. I have over 1500 hours of supervised experience, to include performing biopsychosocial, mental health, and substance use assessments, administering psychosocial skills groups, and providing individual treatment using SFBT.
I was born and raised here in Colorado and the entirety of my family comes from Puerto Rico. I have worked as a UA technical support specialist for about two years now. The amount of change I have been able to witness in people is truly inspiring. I am currently taking classes Colorado Technical University in hopes of obtaining a bachelors in business management.
I have worked as an intern providing office management services since 2013. In 2015, I was approved by the state of Colorado as a registered psychotherapist. I have received over 3000 documented supervision hours conducting intakes, and co-facilitating group therapy. I am certified in Moral Rational therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma informed care.
I believe that all people have the ability to change and I look forward to being part of that process. On the weekends, I volunteer at church, play the drums, watch football and ride my Harley.
I am native to Colorado Springs and a grateful mother to a wonderful little boy. Having had personal experiences with addiction, I am personally invested in the therapeutic process of recovery for every person. I am passionate about medication-assisted therapy and I am the Vivitrol program coordinator at Recovery Unlimited. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, hiking, and "folklorico" traditional Mexican dancing.
I have a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. I have been working in the field since 2008 providing CBT, Seeking safety, Relapse Prevention, Helping Women Recover, SSIC, various dual diagnosis curriculums, and MRT, in addition to individual counseling. I am certified in SSIC, SOARS, and MRT. I also have experience in assessing adults for substance dependence and mental health. I have recently become certified in Acudetox and enjoy sharing holistic approaches with my clients.
I enjoy gardening, needlework, knitting, crocheting and quilting when I am practicing self -care. I also consider myself to be a life long learner and I am constantly pursuing new interests and techniques that I enjoy educating others about.
I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University with a specialization in Trauma and Crisis. I am registered with DORA as a LPC-C, and I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am currently working on my CAC II for Substance Abuse Counseling. I have worked with individuals struggling with substance abuse and or mental health issues for over three years now. I have experience working in both an individual and group setting. I use a holistic approach in therapy and strive to provide an accepting environment and an open-mind. I utilize an integrative therapy modality that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, person centered, motivational interviewing, and humanistic. I am passionate about tailoring each therapeutic session toward the individual goals of clients.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am a huge animal lover and have a passion for social justice. I enjoy learning, and I am always trying to educate myself on new therapeutic treatments. I also love to read and listen to music.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Alcohol and Drug Studies from Minnesota State University Mankato. I am registered with DORA as a Registered Psychotherapist. I am currently awaiting credentialing for my CAC III. I have been in the field of addictions since 2011. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings as well as individual and group therapy. I do not use specific therapy techniques as I like to change my approach depending on what the client needs. I strive to maintain an open and honest therapeutic environment for all whom I work with.
In my spare time, I can be found spending time with my children and family. I also love to cook and read.
I received my Master's Degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University in 2016. I am registered with DORA as a registered psychotherapist and am currently working towards my CAC II certification. I previously worked in a residential treatment center for two years as a primary therapist utilizing both group and individual therapy. I believe each client is unique and attempt to match the treatment modality that may best help them recover and improve their lives.
In my free time I like to spend time with my family, watch football, and head to the mountains for some fly fishing.
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