Who I Work With
I often hear clients give me feedback such as “that was a good question” or “when I show up, I don’t need to show up in a certain way. I can just be myself.” Sometimes I even hear, “this makes sense to me now.”
That’s how I know I’m doing my work well. I help clients learn how to understand the influences in their lives, from others expectations, cultural expectations, or relationship with self. When someone can exist in the world without internalizing “shoulds” or feeling bad about their decisions and meeting their needs, this is progress!
Most of my clients are young men and women, in their mid-to-late 20s or early 30s, who are facing anxiety or depression that’s often related to career, personal relationships, self-worth and self-love, connecting to others, and setting and pursuing goals. I work well with clients who show up consistently and who want to commit to the non-linear process of being challenged to create change. My clients are interested in themselves and the world around them! I offer remote counseling, so while many of my clients are in Denver (just like me!), I do see clients across the state of Colorado.
How I Can Help You
These clients find success and satisfaction in our work because I make a specific effort to understand both my client as their own being and the context of their experience. We don’t exist in a vacuum, unaffected by the world around us. We’re constantly interacting with the world in ways that we often don’t even notice every day! As someone who has held various jobs, returned to grad school in my mid 20s, moved across the country (and then to the middle), experienced loss and heartbreak, and still works in a remote web company while running a private practice, I can connect with my clients through imagination and curiosity, as well as a commitment to learning about, hearing, and acknowledging those around me.
If you’re feeling disconnected, stressed out, anxious, confused, or stuck – I’m confident I can help you. In a series of sessions, we’ll come to understand the influences that leave you vulnerable to these feelings, how to recognize and manage them, and how to foster other possibilities for yourself so that you can start making progress in connecting with others, career, or whatever it is that you’re focused on.
I started my private practice to help others accomplish these things and find fulfillment and satisfaction after my own journey to discover a satisfying life myself. Open View Counseling was born out of my own need for independence and a taste for entrepreneurship and growth – I often see these values in my clients as well. When I started Open View in 2018, I left behind a position working with teens at a center in Centennial, CO, as well as a position in Evergreen, CO doing animal-assisted therapy. It was hard to say no to two other things I enjoyed, but I knew that saying no was the only way to develop what I truly wanted to invest in: a private practice driven by the values of curiosity, imagination, and empowerment.
When I’m not pursuing these values in the office or at my day job as a Manager Partner for a web design & dev company, I’m pursuing them outdoors: rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, and backpacking satisfy a taste for challenge and adventure as well as an interest in always learning.
With a physical office in Denver that we haven’t touched for over a year in the pandemic, all of our sessions are currently virtual on a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform. As long as you live somewhere in the state of Colorado, we can work together. Most sessions are either in the morning (pre-work hours for those of you 9-5ers) or in the evening, once your work is done for the day. We can also be flexible as needed!
If you’re curious what your life can look like without anxiety, depression, or the other issues getting in your way – use the form below to schedule our first conversation!