Hi, I'm Whitney!

I help people who seem to have it together actually feel that way.

 

People often meet with me because something isn't working. They can't get through the week (or even the day) sometimes, without their anxiety taking over. Or they're unhappy with life itself - with their friendships, their intimate relationships, or their career. They wish they were less stressed, able to pull it together, thriving, and happy, but instead they feel sad, lost, stuck, or overwhelmed.

I consider it a privilege to bring compassion and understanding to the most raw and tender places in people's personal and professional  lives.

More than a decade ago I began my own transformational journey as a client. “Wow, counseling can be like this?!” I thought. It was the thing I didn't know I needed, but did. It was incredibly insightful, uncommonly kind, soul-deep, and life-changing. My experience over time on the “other side of the couch” began significantly changing my life. I learned. I matured. I healed. I grew.

 

When I started helping other people, I wanted my clients to experience this type of transformation too. There is nothing more compelling to me than sparking hope and seeing real change happen for people.

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Professional Certifications & Trainings

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National Certified Counselor
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American Counseling Association
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Licensed Counselor in the state of Colorado
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Licensed Counselor in the state of Texas
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International Coaching Federation Member
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EMDR Trained & Qualified
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Advanced Certified Human
Behavior Consultant
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Advanced Counseling Certificate
Professional Co-Active Coach Certificate
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Emotionally Focused Relationship Therapy
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Let's change your life together.

Therapy

  • Anxiety, stress, or overwhelm

  • Depression

  • Anger

  • Feeling stuck, not accomplishing your goals or dreams

  • Loneliness or isolation

  • Self-esteem and self-worth

  • Grief or loss of a relationship

  • Friendship problems

  • Romantic relationship problems or singleness

  • Dealing with a difficult family member or other tough family dynamics

  • Past hurtful experiences and trauma

  • Childhood trauma

  • Religious Deconstruction or Spiritual Abuse

  • Miscarriage / Abortion

Career Coaching

  • Feeling stuck in a job

  • Work burnout

  • Finding a new job

  • Figuring out what to do with your life

  • Changing career fields

Executive Coaching

  • Communication breakdowns and conflict

  • Finessing your leadership approach

  • Improving your relationship with your boss

  • Non-cohesive team dynamics & people management

  • Self-confidence

  • Work/life boundaries

  • EQ and interpersonal savvy

  • Handling overwhelm and stress

I frequently work with clients on the following topics:

My Methodology

How does all of this work? Well, there’s the science-based information of how to help people, and then there’s the real, human experience of actual transformation. Ideally you want both. 

 

My approach to meeting with clients has been influenced by Dan Allender, Sue Johnson, and Bessel van der Kolk, to name a few. I use a diversified approach that weaves together deep therapeutic work and practical interventions so clients can receive long-term healing and get help today. I also use body-centered techniques like EMDR and other somatic protocols.

On a human level I believe we all came into this world with the important core needs of being fully loved and fully safe. Because the world is a flawed place, we've all been disappointed, wounded, or hurt in one way or another. Our earliest experiences and relationships have shaped us: how we think of ourselves, how we relate to other people, and our understanding of the world. In our time together we'll address deep issues of shame, heart-ache, self-hatred, anger, fear, and other themes that may be affecting your current life.

My coaching approach is influenced by coactive coaching, the work of William Marsten, and systems thinking. 

My Qualifications

Credentials

  • Master of Arts in Counseling, 2010-2013

  • 9+ Years of Post-Graduate Experience

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), States of Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), NBCC

  • Professional Coach, Coactive Training Institute

  • EMDR trained & qualified

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Allender Center Advanced Counseling Certificate

  • Advanced Certified Human Behavior Consultant

Professional Affiliations

  • International Coaching Federation

  • American Counseling Association

  • National Board for Certified Counselors

Dabbling in fly fishing and catching the tiniest fish you've ever seen! >>>

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More About

Ever a curious person, you'll find me learning a new hobby, enjoying the great outdoors, reading, or spending time with loved ones. I'm a connoisseur of spicy chicken sandwiches, and a lover of authentic conversations, unconventional healthy living (it turns out modern life is often bad for us), dry humor, spirituality, and a thinker on all topics deep. Despite my best efforts I'm not into cool coffee (classic, strong brew > pour over, please!), anything that is overly trendy (I say as I take my hand off my walker and shake my wrinkly fist at the sky), cold weather, political polarization, or reality tv (no judgment if you love it!). I deeply admire courage, wisdom, and playfulness. That's a little of who I am. Now tell me more about you!