Coach type: Loved one
Coaching since: 2023
In the summer of 2019, I lost my father very suddenly to long-term health effects caused by addiction. After the passing of my dad, my younger brother found himself struggling with addiction. He is now more than a year into his wellness journey. I kept my loved ones’ addictions quiet for so long; I didn’t know how to help them or where to turn next. Face It TOGETHER has acted as a vessel to allow my family and I the support and education to open up about our stories. I want to help empower, support, educate and encourage others to find strength in their stories.
I have a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in clinical and counseling psychology and have served as Face It TOGETHER’s Evaluation Intern for two summers. I currently work one-on-one as a mentor to first-year CSU students and as a research assistant on campus studying the development of addictive and risky behaviors.
Grief and loss, mental illness, LBGTQIA+ advocacy, clinical counseling approaches
In my free time I enjoy making art and clothing, seeing live music, cooking/baking, reading and spending time with my partner and our two cats.