I offer individual counseling to anyone ages 15 and older. Though I see many types of clients, I specialize in working with athletes (both recreational and professional) on trauma resolution. This can include ongoing traumatic stress, and multiple or single incident traumatic experiences. If you are unsure if Alpine Psychotherapy would be the right fit for you, contact me for a free consultation!

Common Experiences

Some examples of experiences that may cause traumatic stress may include:

  • Injury
  • Backcountry accidents
  • Climbing falls 
  • Bike crashes 
  • Avalanches 
  • Witness to injury or death 
  • Survivors guilt 
  • Blockages to performance
  • Performance anxiety

Common Symptoms

In relation to these experiences, you might notice:

  • Fear
  • Shame
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Emotional numbness
  • Loss of sense of self
  • Avoidance of sport or related triggers
  • Distressing or intrusive thoughts or memories
  • Re-living the traumatic experience

I incorporate various modalities into treatment, including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and others as appropriate, depending on the unique needs of each individual. I also utilize EMDR Therapy and Brainspotting, as they have the ability to accelerate the course of treatment, and are known to be effective approaches to treating trauma and blockages in performance.

Sometimes our therapeutic needs are simple. Other times, there may be many layers. It is my mission to provide you with a safe, accepting, understanding, and nonjudgemental space. We will work together to navigate through whatever comes up. Though I may help you create structure to guide your treatment, you are in complete control!