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Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.0014739)

National Certified Counselor (NCC #613970)

Licensed School Counselor (Colorado)

University of Denver- Master in Arts in Counseling Psychology- 2015 

University of Colorado-Boulder- Bachelor in Arts in Anthropology- 2010

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Trainer- 2019

Training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT), & Mindfulness Approaches

My name is Jen (pronouns: she/her) and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado. I have worked as a counselor with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings since 2015 with three years of experience providing short-term and long-term therapy to adults and seven years counseling children and adolescents in school settings.

I like to meet people where they are in counseling and provide an accepting and judgment-free space to discuss whatever comes up. Whatever may arise for you in counseling, all of it is welcome! I specialize in helping people cope with life changes, with these changes coming in so many forms, sometimes planned and sometimes very unexpected. These life challenges and transitions can become overwhelming, sometimes leading to feeling like you are "swimming upstream". As your counselor, I will come alongside you to help you navigate those times.

Before counseling, I was a children’s ski instructor and whitewater rafting guide. In my free time, I love to travel, go to concerts, and spend time in the mountains with my spouse skiing, rafting, biking, hiking, and doing yoga. We bring our dog, Mellow, along whenever possible! Other fun facts about me are I played percussion in high school and I’m a huge Denver Nuggets basketball fan! Born outside of Chicago, I have been loving Colorado since 2006.


Why the name Upstream Wellness Counseling? 

  • When you are making positive changes in your life, whether big or small, at times it can feel like you are "swimming upstream", not an easy feat, as my former raft guide self can attest. I want you to know that you are not alone and I am here to support you as you make those upstream moves.

  • Proactive prevention! There is a concept in public health and youth suicide prevention that an upstream approach can serve to reduce the risk factors and enhance the protective processes that influence whether a young person will become suicidal. I am a passionate suicide prevention gatekeeper trainer and Sources of Strength trainer. I believe in the systemic work being done to reduce these risk factors and enhance protective factors for all. 

  • I LOVE the river! One of my favorite spots on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, CO pictured below. 

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