Hi, I'm Whitney!

I help people who seem to have it all 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 job. 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 tender spaces of people's lives. 

Years ago I began my own counseling 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
Licensed Counselor in the state of Colorado
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
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.

I frequently work with clients on the following issues:

  • Anxiety, stress, or overwhelm

  • Depression

  • Anger

  • Feeling stuck in life and not accomplishing your goals
    and dreams

  • Feeling stuck in a job, or work burnout

  • Figuring out what to do with your life

  • 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

  • Spirituality

  • Religious / Faith Deconstruction

  • Spiritual abuse

  • Miscarriage / Abortion

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 some of both. 

 

My approach to counseling 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, positive psychology, and systems thinking. 

My Qualifications

Credentials

  • Master of Arts in Counseling, 2010-2013

  • 8+ Years of Experience

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), State of Colorado

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), State of Texas

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), NBCC

  • Professional Coach, CTI

  • 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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