Bizline: An experienced counselor
Q: What type of business do you operate?
A: I provide psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups. From working in a community mental health center for 18 years I have a solid, general clinical background but have a special interest in children’s and women’s issues. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents and am competent in play therapy.
Q: Where are you from, and why did you decide to open your business in Summit County?
A: I am from Minnesota where I have been licensed as a psychologist for 25 years. I have been coming to Colorado to ski since I was a teenager. My husband and I decided to move to Summit County permanently after owning a home here for 10 years. We love the beauty, recreational opportunities, great climate and interesting people.
Q: What experience do you have in this field?
A: I have over 30 years experience in the mental health field, working in inpatient, outpatient and residential programs. I have training and experience in a variety of areas, including, child development, parenting, family issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and alcohol/drug issues. I have two years experience providing clinical supervision to direct service providers. I have done trainings for parents, day care providers, foster parents, social workers and other professionals.
Q: What sets your business apart from other similar businesses?
A: My years of experience in multidisciplinary settings. I am competent to provide a range of services – play therapy, family therapy, individual therapy. Drawing on my extensive experience I work collaboratively with clients to find solutions that will work for them. I build on people’s strengths to assist them in making the changes they want in their life.
Q: What types of customers do you hope to reach in Summit County?
A: Children, adolescents, families and women. I will discuss mental health needs with anyone and find an appropriate provider if I do not have the necessary expertise or am not a good match.
Q: What are your plans for your company’s future?
A: To provide quality psychotherapy. I also hope to do training and consultation with area agencies.
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