Gen became a counselor after years of working in the medical profession. While on the path to becoming a nurse practitioner, she realized that the aspect of medicine she most appreciated was supporting patients when they faced significant change and challenges in their lives.
With years of experience and research, Gen has created an approach to counseling that effectively combines evidenced-based therapies with a down-to-earth approachability. Gen is well informed and easy to talk to. She frames therapeutic concepts in ways that make them meaningful and helpful to your personal experiences.
Gen received her master’s degree in transpersonal counseling psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She has a bachelor’s degree in human development and outdoor education from Prescott College in Arizona. Her extensive expertise includes EMDR training at Maiberger Institute in Boulder, CBT training at Noeticus Counseling Center in Denver as well as programs in art and sand play therapy at the Colorado Institute for Play Therapy.
She has more than two decades of professional experience working to support children and families. She has helped adults, children, couples, and families to live lives with less struggle.
Gen is a licensed professional counselor by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.
As the director of North Boulder Counseling, Gen specializes in anxiety and major life transitions for adults & children.
Gen’s Counseling Style
Gen’s counseling style focuses on establishing supportive connections with clients. In most sessions with Gen, you will feel deeply, laugh often, and challenge your ways of thinking. She has a clinical approach that helps clients become more aware of how they respond to their daily lives so that they are able to make different choices and increase their tolerance for uncertainty. Specifically, Gen may employ CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), Gestalt Therapy, Play therapy with children, and EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprogramming), all with a mindfulness and integrated perspective. Gen gives clients practical ways to address the issues compromising their wellbeing.
She has saved thousands of items found in basements, attics, and garages in an effort to prevent further deterioration from the elements of decay (water, heat, mold, infestations). By digitizing these photos, she can edit and restore many images back to their original condition and readily find these treasures to share with family and friends.
Her devotion to preserving her own family’s story has been the catalyst for creating this business to help others with the overwhelming amount of memories amassed over time and generations.