How I Can Help
Highly Sensitive Persons
After many years of feeling like there was something wrong with me because I felt different, I learned when I was 47 years old that I am a Highly Sensitive Person, through the help of a caring professional therapist.
My passion for helping other Highly Sensitive People is a direct result of my own struggles to come to terms with this normal trait.
Baby Boomers & Loss
All of this unresolved grief led to years of depression and dysfunction. It was not until I was 37 years old that I found a therapist who understood these issues. However, when I was 39, my mother suddenly died at the age of 65.
It was then that I had to find meaning in all of the pain and loss that I had been through. I realized that it was time to pursue my dream of becoming a therapist. So, at the age of 40, I began graduate school and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work two years later, exactly 20 years after receiving my Bachelors Degree in Social Work.
Experience, Education, and Credentials
I have the life experience AND professional education to help you gain some peace and stability. I know what it is like to sit across from a therapist and feel vulnerable and raw. I know how taking the risk, feeling the pain, and the doing the work changed my life and allowed me to become who I am now and help others on their journey. Please know that you are not alone.
Aurora Police Department
San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office
Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services
Boulder Community Hospital
Military and Family Life Counselor (contract work with the Department of Defense)
Boulder Community Health
Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Bachelor's Degree of Social Work, University of Kansas, 1983
Master's Degree of Social Work, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2003
I am currently being qualified as a Certified Grief Counselor through the AIHCP (American Institute of Health Care Professionals).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker [Colorado License #672] and have been practicing as a psychotherapist and social worker since 2003. I had battled with depression for most of my life due to my own childhood loss and trauma. I finally sought help and received treatment at the age of 37. I would not be here or be the person I am now without the help I received from my own therapist.
Calm Life Counseling is about “paying it forward” to help others in the same way I have been helped - with compassion, care, and professionalism.