Aureum Counseling & Consulting
Are you struggling to see the forest for the trees?
Counseling to Develop Personal Growth
Many of us do not realize the extent to which disturbing events in the past affect us now. Often, issues in our own behavior operate outside our awareness and stem from emotional injuries ranging from neglect to abuse. It does not matter if others believe the events constitute trauma; it matters if the event(s) negatively impact your life. Counseling treats the effects of painful events so you can live a more relaxed and joyful life.
Therapy offers the opportunity to know yourself and face what you have been avoiding. With acceptance, affirmation, humor, and warmth, I help you explore and organize what has previously held you back from your emotional, relational, and life goals. Together, we work in what I call the "emotional gym" toward healing those internal wounds so you can move closer to your personal and relational goals with clarity and intention.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Exposure and Response Therapy (ERP)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Ego State and Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Satir Family Therapy
Consultation for Therapists
For therapists - new to therapy or seasoned and new to EMDR - I offer both individual and group EMDR consultation as an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.
I am a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Northern Colorado's Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's program and a summa cum laude graduate from MSU Denver with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Human Services. I have also been an Affiliate Faculty member in the Psychological Sciences department of MSU Denver, teaching Psychology of Violence & Aggression. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Arizona, I am also a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Colorado. I have co-facilitated life skills, anger management, and DUI groups.
Areas of Expertise
Often hallmarked by being motivated through guilt and experiencing resentment later, codependence unconsciously sets people up to enable other's destructive behaviors. I help you learn that your needs and feelings matter so you can use "No" as a complete sentence.
Society tends to minimize the actual time and effort required to process the full depth and breadth of grief. I work with grief at a pace your nervous system can handle without being overwhelmed.
Adults with OCD
Living with OCD can feel like living with a mean roommate who relentlessly tortures you with irrational worry. I often use ERP, a treatment is considered the gold standard for treatment of OCD.
Are you tired of giving your power away to people or events that hurt you? Together, we can empower you to be victorious in your life.
Whether you are married or thinking of marrying, living together or apart, or trying to decide if both of you want to work on the relationship, I can help you break unhealthy patterns and replace them with new ways of relating in which you both feel successful.