Hello! I’m Cathy, a licensed clinical social worker and therapist with 11 years of experience working with clients experiencing trauma, grief, loss, life transitions, and more.
The heart and soul of what I do is to sit with my clients in the murky mud of their experiences.
Together we sort through what happened, what got stuck, and where in the body that’s coming up, as well as examine the messages and thoughts that need to go and explore how to heal and move forward as a more whole integrated person.
I value integrity, warmth, openness and honesty, accessibility, humor, acceptance, connection, and authenticity.
A big part of what I bring to this work is honor – honoring each person with their individual experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Each human’s very real and beautiful scarred and flawed self.
as a therapist . . .
With 11 years of clinical experience, I have worked with outpatient and inpatient clients as well as crisis work, advocacy, and supervising pre-licensed therapists and social workers.
Prior to becoming a clinical social worker and therapist, I worked with people coping with traumatic brain injuries, substance abuse, homelessness, and surviving during and after interpersonal violence.
The focus of my training and experience is on providing EMDR therapy, somatic integration, mindfulness-based psychedelic therapy, evidence-based therapy such as TF-CBT and DBT, and yoga. My approach is person-centered, relational, and holistic and includes a spiritual and existential component.
My advanced training is in EMDR, dissociation, and plant medicines for psychedelic therapy.
as a human . . .
I show up as my full self in the therapy room. Just like you, I have a lifetime of experiences such as loss and grief, love and heartbreak, fear and discontent, and spiritual questioning, etc.
Outside of the therapy room, I’m often with my furry companions and loved ones or surrounding myself with nature. I enjoy hiking, camping, being on the river, and going for long drives just for the sake of exploring. I’m a burgeoning plant mom, and often find myself buried in a book.
I am deeply grateful for the land I inhabit and the people who have traveled the paths I walk.
Fun fact – I went to school to become a therapist because of a tarot card reading. It was either this or becoming a librarian!
“I believe we feel safest when we go inside ourselves and find home, a place where we belong and may be the only place we really do.”
Ways We Can Work Together
EMDR & EMDR Intensives
Psychedelic Support Services, Preparation, & Integration
Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I pay for therapy? Do you take insurance?
It may depend on the services that are provided! During our consult call, we’ll discuss the best fit for you. You can pay with your insurance if you have Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Cigna, or United.
You may also use the following Employee Assistance Programs: Mines & Associates, Mountain Strong, or Triad. A local scholarship program for clients living and/or working in Eagle County called Olivia’s Fund can supplement sessions, or you may prefer to pay out of pocket. There are pros and cons for each of these options, and together we can discuss!
What are your fees?
Do I need to have a history of trauma to work with you?
Trauma is not a requirement for therapy!
You may have a big traumatic event in your past, or you may be dealing with a series of smaller things that you’ve lived through. Or that may not be what’s bringing you to therapy at all! Therapy is for those who seek to live a more integrated life, break old patterns, and live life in a way that’s more aligned with your authentic self.
How many appoinmtents will I need?
This depends on what’s bringing you to therapy and what you want to accomplish. At the end of an initial session, we will discuss recommendations and what makes sense for you!
I’ve never worked with a therapist before. What can I expect the first time we meet?
During our first session, we’ll discuss your current needs and what you are hoping to gain through therapy, and I’ll ask you questions to gain a better understanding of you and your history.
We’ll also review any work you’ve done with previous therapists or mental health providers, as well as define your goals and expectations of our work together.
Then we’ll walk through which services may fit your needs, and I’ll share my recommendations.