Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth is originally a Michigan native who prefers to claim Colorado as her native-home-at-heart as this is where she developed her love for the outdoors and all of the beauty that is within. Colorado has been nothing but kind to Elizabeth since she arrived in Gunnison roughly 4 years ago. This state has shown her how curative the outdoors can be and all of the beauty that comes from being open and vulnerable in allowing natural healing light in. She has met some of the most incredible humans along her journey into the outdoor lifestyle of backpacking, trailing running, hiking, mountain biking, and skiing.
While everything was shut down during the pandemic, Elizabeth needed a healing outlet to cope with the extreme stress of managing a small Emergency Department in Gunnison, Colorado, which led her towards her discovery of extreme love for the outdoors with each day that progressed.
Throughout her schooling at Maryville University, Elizabeth completed part of her clinical residency at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in the Western Slope of Colorado. She primarily spent her time working with the adolescent population and enjoyed how motivated most adolescent clients were to want better lives not only for themselves but for their families too. During this residency, Elizabeth was able to see the whole picture from start to finish and how important it is to work with clients not just in the hospital setting, but how to support them in their journey in the outside world.
She continued this school of thought until she was able to incorporate it into her practice in an effort to heal the deep-seated traumatic wounds of others. During this time, Elizabeth also began to heal her own wounds with deep trauma healing with the help of very skilled therapists. It is her hope that she can also help as many others heal in a similar fashion in order to live joyful lives to their fullest potential.