Credentials

Vocation

Certified Professional Life Coach: Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

Certified Peer Supporter: Colorado Mental Wellness Network/Colorado Peer and Family Specialist

Peer Supporter Member: The International Association of Peer Supporters 


Education

Master's Degree in Secondary Education: University of New Mexico
 
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: San Francisco State University


Ongoing Training

  • Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid (National Council for Behavioral Health)
  • Strengths Perspective & Trauma Informed Training (Colorado Mental Wellness Network)
  • One Day Wellness Planning with Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Workshop (Colorado Mental Wellness Network)
  • Cultural Awareness for Peer Specialists (Hosted by Colorado Mental Wellness Network)
  • Advocacy for Peer Specialists (Colorado Mental Wellness Network)
  • National Ethical Guidelines and Practice Standards for Peer Supporters (International Association of Peer Supporters) 
  • The Power of Storytelling (International Association of Peer Supporters) 
  • The Hearing Voices Movement: In Dialogue With Voices (International Association of Peer Supporters) 
  • Redefining Risks in Peer Support Relationships (International Association of Peer Supporters) 
  • Multicultural Competency and Diversity Issues (Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners)
  • Substance Use Disorder (Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners)
  • Suicide Survivors (Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners)
  • Choice in Recovery (Agami Health Services)
  • EMDR Therapy: Working with Substance Use (Agami Health Services)
  • Trauma Dynamics (Agami Health Services)
  • Healing Our Youth: Get Educated 
  • QPR Suicide Prevention (QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program)
  • Crisis Engagement Strategies (The Copeland Center: Doors to Wellbeing)
  • What to Do Before Using a Mental Health App (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  • Harm Reduction Principles And Practice (Postvention Alliance)
  • QPR Suicide Intervention (Postvention Alliance)
  • Virtual Talk Saves Lives (American Federation for Suicide Prevention)
Awards/Achievements

Teacher of the Year at Eagle Academy High School (2007)

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