Family Care Center - Highlands Ranch
9135 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Ste. #160, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Behavioral Health Services for Douglas County in Highlands Ranch
Family Care Center Highlands Ranch is located off South Ridgeline Blvd, in the Ridgeline Medical Center Suite #160. 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 Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, and the surrounding areas with just that.
Meet the Providers
I take a very collaborative approach with the clients and families I have the pleasure of working with as they are the experts of their own experiences. My goal is to assist the client in identifying how to best meet their own social emotional needs as well as determine what is already working to build upon that existing foundation with the shared objective of improved quality of life and enhanced opportunity to thrive.
Healthcare management is truly my passion. I have managed medical centers specializing in everything from alternative pain management to family medicine. My undergraduate education is in Healthcare Administration, and I am currently a graduate student at Johns Hopkins studying Medical Management.
It is so cheesy to say, but I really went into mental health to help people, to be able to supply the tools as well as walk through life with you. It is so brave to be vulnerable and ask for help, so for you even being here on this page, I applaud you, seriously! If you do schedule an appointment, regardless of if it is with me or another provider, I wish you all the best on your journey!
A highly respected taekwondo grand master would tell prospective students "To begin is half the effort." Just walking into a psychiatrist's office is challenging, but I welcome all who are interested to meet with me. Together, we can find what your needs and desires are and if/how we might be able to help in achieving them.
Counseling is a commitment of your time and energy and oftentimes people can wait too long before they seek help. Regardless of where you are in your journey, I am your advocate. Families and/or Individuals will learn tools needed to communicate effectively and compassionately, manage their own strong negative feelings, challenge and overcome obstacles both real and perceived, maintain healthy boundaries to move forward in all aspects of their lives.
Whether you are in a transition, desire to make a pivot or are just looking to understand how you got here and where you want to go next, I offer a supportive and action-based setting to help you learn how to live your best life. I practice from a trauma-informed lens, knowing that none of us has avoided experiencing some sort of trauma in our lives and that the survival skills we learned in the past may not be serving us in our present. I am an advocate for all who have long buried their true selves and would like to live more authentically.
I approach therapy through a person-centered and strengths perspective. I trust that each of my clients are the expert on their own lives and feel honored to walk alongside them as they work toward their goals. Therapy is one of the best ways to give back to yourself and experience personal growth. I specialize in issues surrounding family building, marital, and individual life challenges, past and present. I also have extensive experience in adoption, fertility journeys, and pregnancy related experiences.
To know even one life has been changed because I am here is an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. The reward of witnessing improvement is an indescribable feeling. I knew since I was ten years old that I wanted to pursue healthcare and being here has proven that right. Working at Family Care Center has given me the opportunity to meet some of the best people I know, both staff and patients. The experiences I’ve had here have been so special.
The most important part of my work with someone is the trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship. We will collaboratively work together to identify your goals and implement specific strategies to help you move towards the best version of yourself, while also identifying tangible strategies to implement on a daily basis. My hope is for clients to feel safe, validated, and to work through what they need to live a fulfilled life.
I am passionate about helping individuals and families become their best selves by encouraging them to work through trauma, be kinder to themselves, and maintain positive relationships with others. I have training in EMDR, which is an evidence-based practice that can help decrease the daily effects that are experienced from past traumas. Together we can create a collaborative and safe space for you to find healing and to enhance your relationships, with others and yourself.
I assist individuals struggling with addiction, PTSD, anxiety, depression, life struggles, relationship issues, and other severe mental health concerns. I firmly believe that the relationship is one of the most important aspects of counseling. I bring a genuine and compassionate stance to my counseling sessions. Moreover, I also believe it is essential to integrate evidence-based practices to ensure individuals obtain their treatment goals.
I enjoy working with my clients to cultivate a better quality of life. This can mean being active in a lot of different ways from developing better coping strategies, to processing the past and present or planning for the future. Sometimes it means engaging in challenging development and sometimes it can be enjoyable and rewarding or not as difficult as it first seemed. There is no need to fix anything or polish your thoughts before you get here, just come as you are and we will get started.