Director North Boulder Counseling
Gen became a counselor after years 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 extensive research, Gen understands the pain, exhaustion and confusion that can accompany anxiety and transitions, even for children. Gen’s approach to counseling is empathic, effective and well informed.
Her counseling styles focuses on establishing supportive connections with clients. She has a clinical approach that helps clients become more aware of how they respond to their daily lives so that they are able make different choices and increase their tolerance for uncertainty. Specifically, Gen commonly employs CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), Gestalt Therapy, Play therapy with children and EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprogramming), all with a mindfulness based influence. Gen gives clients practical ways to address the issues compromising their wellbeing.
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 behavior-based 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. In addition, she 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.