I am excited to be given the opportunity to develop and oversee Ardent Grove in order to build a low-cost, high-quality mental health clinic in the Denver and surrounding communities, and to also build a large community project such as our current effort at meeting with parents, students, and schools at large to support social-emotional well-being in these times of school violence and prevention.
I am passionate about our work at the Ardent Grove Foundation. Good therapy is often a luxury expense and I am so thrilled that we can deliver high quality, trauma informed care to anyone regardless of socioeconomic status. I am so grateful to our therapists who are so passionate about the work they do and excited for our mission to create waves of healing in the Denver-area community.
Being part of Ardent Grove is something I am immensely proud of and that brings me so much joy! I consider it to be one of our greatest privileges and responsibilities as clinicians to provide quality mental health care to the community, either in the form of counseling or community engagement, in a way that is accessible and welcoming to all. Working to reduce mental health stigma, creating a warm and embracing environment, and providing exceptional care that is attuned and inclusive are at the heart of our mission. I am especially thrilled to lead our training program as this allows us to mutually benefit from contributing to a legacy of high-quality clinicians as well as life-long learning from our trainee's diverse and individual backgrounds.
I am grateful to work with a great group of people who are recognizing mental health needs in the community and organizing to better serve it. I am particularly excited to be part of the education outreach. My background is in elementary education and child development and we are working on some exciting projects in that arena in the near future! I truly believe that the best way to grow as a human is to further your education, and what better way to foster a healthier community than to provide it with the tools to come back stronger and more resilient.
Being part of the Ardent Grove Foundation fulfills my desire to increase access to specialized trauma-informed care to a larger community. Everyone in our community deserves access to mental health care and I am excited to do my part to develop and implement a strategic plan to raise funds for our therapy clinic and community education. I adore our wonderful staff and board members as we work to make a difference in the community.
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