“People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for who they are”
– Carl Rogers
Hi, my name is Justin! I am incredibly humbled to have the opportunity to work with you. Before I share with you my counseling philosophy and background, it is important that I connect with you as a human first. I enjoy hanging out with my cat, playing guitar, going to concerts, and hiking around the beautiful state we live in. I chose to become a therapist because I value human connection, vulnerability, and personal growth.
I believe issues in our lives arise from a lack of connection to others and to ourselves. Once we strengthen these connections, we are able to reach a state of acceptance and self-realization. I strive to support you as you cultivate acceptance and growth in your life in ways that honor your values, identities, and in ways that simply feel authentic to you.
As a counselor, I view my job as walking next to you while you process the areas of your life that are troubling you. I acknowledge that you are the expert in yourself and I will honor that in our work together. We will collaboratively explore your relationships with your beliefs, values, identities, self, thoughts, and emotions, as well as to the systems around you.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. I approach my therapeutic interactions from Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Processing perspectives. I understand that everyone is unique and that there is no such thing as a one-size fits all approach to healing. I specialize in working with issues around role/life transitions, anxiety, stress management, emotional regulation, grief and loss, perfectionist mindsets, interpersonal relationships, career development, self-esteem, and trauma work. I look forward to meeting the most authentic version of you and supporting you on your therapeutic journey!