My goal is to co-create a working relationship with you where personal transformation is possible.

At times, I wear a more traditional therapist hat, asking questions and encouraging you to explore your thoughts, feelings and actions. I also act as a coach, giving you encouragement and providing emotional support as you do what it takes to make changes in your life. I can be direct, calling you on your old patterns when I see them. I can also listen and witness when you are in the vulnerable place of speaking from your heart.

Therapy, like church, is not something you do for one hour a week. It is a living practice. I will sometimes encourage “homework.” This could be something as simple as reading a relevant article, or a doing some sort of mindfulness practice. As the therapeutic relationship is established, I also offer something I call “field therapy,” where I can do a home visit or even coach you in the parking lot of an audition or job interview.


You are unconventional. So am I.

Artists and people who work in the creative professions often have needs that are different from others. When you choose a counselor, you want to talk to someone who understands the particular things you struggle with as an artist.

I can help you navigate the sometimes difficult terrain that comes with being a creative person. These difficulties can manifest in different ways:

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  • Having to work at a job that feels meaningless
  • Difficulty communicating with your significant other around your needs
  • Trying to function as an introvert in a culture that can seem highly extroverted
  • Performance anxiety or stage fright.
  • Feeling creatively blocked
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of success
  • Emotional regulation
  • Depression
  • Excessive self-criticism
  • Time management

Maybe at first this is just a fleeting thought or dim awareness. Maybe you’ve done well for yourself; you’ve got a good job and a decent marriage, but…it feels like something’s missing. Maybe you have thoughts like “Is this all there is? Is this IT for the next 20, 30, or 40 years?

Are you currently in a job or a relationship that you feel is killing your soul instead of feeding your soul? Have you had one foot out the door for the past few months? And are you reluctant to leave because the job or relationship meets at least a few of your needs?

Do you feel tired of making an effort to fit in? To a relationship, to a job or career, to a way of life? Are you stuck somewhere that just isn’t YOU? Are you looking forward to a time when you can just be yourself and no longer have to pretend to be something or someone you are not?


Whether I’m on the stage, in the studio, or in the therapy office, my goal has always been to create a space where a person’s perceptions may be transformed. I believe there is always more to life than what we are immediately aware of in any given moment.

I have been helping and guiding people as a counselor since 2004. In addition to private practice, I have worked for the Mental Health Center of Boulder County, Boulder Community Hospital, The Art Institute of Colorado, and The Rose House, a treatment center for women in recovery from addiction. I am currently on the staff at Centennial Peaks Hospital, where I run outpatient groups for teens.

I grew up on the east coast and lived on the west coast before settling in Colorado. I’ve been influenced by both places, and I’m aware there’s a part of me that is New York Italian, and part of me that is California Visionary. I love tropical places, and I have an affinity for all things British!


I have offices in Boulder and Denver, and I would be happy to schedule a free 30 minute office consultation with you.
Contact me for a free consultation.
Phone: 720-987-5353 | Email:

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