I enjoy working with adults who have experienced a variety of life circumstances, which include my specializations of: survivors of trauma, secondary trauma resiliency with helping professionals and first responders, and spouses/partners of first responders.
I have fifteen years of experience as a social worker, with almost ten years working with survivors of trauma, mainly survivors of domestic violence. I have also partnered with many families as they navigated the complexities of the child welfare system.
I utilize a variety of tools to assist you to heal from trauma and create joy in your life, such as mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), animal-assisted therapy, and cognitive behavioral techniques. Through a client-centered, strengths-based approach, we build on your natural resiliency, as you create the vision for your life.
I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Illinois State University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. I am also a Licensed Social Worker.
In everyday life, I enjoy walks with my dogs, sewing, reading, and connecting with my husband and two girls.
Dublin is an Australian Cattle Dog mix from New Mexico. She moved to Colorado in 2017. She had a brief stay at the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley until she was adopted by the Burch family.
She is a joyful dog who loves to play with her dog sister and human family. She loves to snuggle and play with softie toys.
Dublin is certified therapy dog. She is a great resource for soothing painful emotions and teaching us all about being present in the current moment. In session, you will probably find her gently snoring in her cozy dog bed.