Family Care Center - Northglenn
11990 Grant Street, Ste 101 Northglenn, CO 80233
Behavioral Health Services for Adams County in Northglenn
Family Care Center Northglenn is located at 11990 Grant Street, Ste 101 Northglenn, CO 80233. At our clinic, we provide comprehensive behavioral health services, including counseling, medication management, and more. We aim to provide a welcoming, compassionate, and safe environment for people from all walks of life. At Family Care Center, we believe that individuals can heal from mental health issues, as long as they have the right support, and we’re proud to provide the residents of Adams County, Denver Metro, and the surrounding areas with just that.
Meet the Providers
I was born and raised throughout the Midwest of the the United States. I moved to the beautiful state of Colorado in 2011 and enjoy staying active with family and friends in our beautiful landscape. I love engaging in athletic activities and balancing it out with calm, quiet times at home. I am soft-hearted when it comes to animals, and I love sci-fi/fantasy novels and movies.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Counseling from Missouri State University. In my clinical practice I have served individuals across the life span and supported with life transitions, relationship conflict/challenges, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and traumatic experiences. I have substantial experience in leadership and effective group dynamics amongst peers.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for supporting people in finding their way through challenging times. I use an integrative approach to therapy that honors the complexities of how our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors present in our lives. Through a combination of humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral approaches to treatment, I empower people to recognize their own wisdom and fortitude to create the change they wish to see.
If you are researching psychotherapy or individual providers, that is a strong indication that your inner knowing has an awareness of the golden opportunity knocking at your door. Making the decision to start a therapeutic journey, whether brief in nature or more extended, is a courageous one. It means you are willing. Willing to talk, to explore, to challenge, to learn, to grow, to change, and to believe in yourself. As the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, and that one step will always be the step you take in the present moment.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2005. I thoroughly enjoy and take pride in my role as a Clinic Administrator - I love to support the employees and help the clinic run smoothly so we can focus on providing the very best in client care. Outside of work, my kids keep me very busy! Two of my favorite things to do is watch my son play baseball and attend my daughter's choir concerts. During my free time, I enjoy reading, playing board games, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
No matter if you are dealing with depression, anxiety, life-transitions, self-confidence issues, or simply needing a little more support in your life my role is to work with you to achieve greater satisfaction in life. My job as your therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and authentic place for you to explore your goals, overcome your barriers, and work through situations together.
In the journey of life we experience valleys, mountain tops, and everything in between. We often have difficulty in expressing and understanding our personal struggles.. Therapy is a place to hold space for the unknown of your inner experiences and to provide support and guidance in the healing process. I have worked with severe trauma, anxiety, depression, suicide, personality disorders, etc. with my training in CBT and Somatic Processing, my goal for each client is to foster hope, provide underlying understanding of their experiences in the mind and body, and challenge negative self-talk.
I have been a Medical Assistant for 8 years. Being there for someone in the hardest time in their life is where my passion lies, whether that be physically, emotionally, or mentally. Helping people, and being there for them is where all of my professional and personal drive comes from. Family Care Center has given me the opportunity, and the privilege to walk alongside, and be there for you or your loved one, and I am grateful for that.
I received my MSW degree from the University of Denver. My work experience involves significant crisis intervention and clinical consultation including: senior therapist on an Assertive Community Treatment team for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, child protective services case manager, social worker for a parent defense attorney, and mental health clubhouse program coordinator.
Together we can create a supportive and non-judgmental space for your wellness journey.
I see therapy as a chance to come alongside you and meet you right where you are to help you take the next step on your healing journey. Therapy is a collaborative process, so I love to check in often to make sure you feel like you are getting the support and help you need to reach your goals. I see it as an honor and privilege to hear more of your story and be able to enter into the things that can be harder to talk about. Reaching out to set up that first appointment can be the hardest, but know that you are brave, you matter and your story matters.
As an experienced clinical psychologist I find that a tailored goal oriented focus, breaking problems into easily achievable small steps and using tools from many approaches can help clients get unstuck and move forward.
Also empathy and collaboration are key to my approach in working with clients. I work with people from all
backgrounds and am LGBTQI friendly.
I have had the privilege of living in Colorado for more than 50 years. I have raised my sons here and love the life I have in this beautiful state. Although my education is in nursing, I have worked in the public school system and oncology before coming to Family Care Center and it has always been the people that I have served in these places that keeps me inspired in my job. I believe in what we do here at Family Care Center.I know the staff here will work hard to get you or your loved one in the place they need to be to enjoy the life that they have been given.
I aim to be adaptive and creative in helping patients grow and succeed in their lives. I believe in establishing meaningful relationships and building trust with patients in order to create a supportive and safe environment to explore and process each person's individual stories and life experiences and work toward each patient's unique goals. I enjoy helping patients with a variety of presenting concerns including improving overall wellbeing,
managing depression and anxiety, improving relationships and adjusting to life circumstances.
Choosing to seek therapy requires courage. While there is no overnight fix, magic wand, or "happiness" pill,
working confidentially and closely with a therapist can facilitate remarkable improvements in your well-being. It can reduce distressing symptoms (along with medication, if needed) and even raise your typical baseline of functioning and the quality of your relationships. This is your journey and I am here provide guidance and support along the way.
I have been a family practice PA for over 27 years. I have come to realize that emotional health is just as important as physical health.
You are not your circumstances, or what has happened to you. What is important is how you respond to what has happened in your life. My hope is to help people become the best versions of themselves, and find joy in their lives.
As being on of the first people our patients see, I want them to know that we are here for them, that our team will strive to do the best we can in giving all our patients the best care they need.
That is what drove me to FCC, the care for our patients and their loved ones and give them a place they need, to be able to enjoy life they have been given.