Having raised three young adults, Colleen is drawn to conversations about life transitions, career exploration, and mental health issues affecting college-age students and adults. She seeks to listen to and support adults in their process of healing and self-exploration.
Colleen approaches therapy from an integrative, client-centered approach to match each individual’s unique needs. Her approach includes but is not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), solutions-focused, strengths-based, and motivational interviewing. As a cis-gendered, white woman who has lived in many different communities around the US, Colleen continues to strive to learn about others’ culture and experience with humility and curiosity. She believes that all humans desire connection, acceptance, and love and that we are offered an opportunity to grow and learn from each other if we remain open, vulnerable, respectful, and humble.
Colleen recently graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services. Colleen is working under the supervision of Dr. Keyur Desai, PsyD, LP, while she pursues clinical licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
In her free time, Colleen enjoys camping, hiking, rowing, yoga, cooking and exploring new restaurants, and her lab pup, Duke.