Ms. Rink has worked with a variety of populations including suicidal adolescents, traumatized men/women/children, the criminally minded/addicted and the mentally ill.
Colorado Access Medicaid, UBH/Optum/United, CHP+ Medicaid
With over 25 years of counseling experience, Ms. Rink has worked with a variety of populations including suicidal adolescents, traumatized men/women/children, the criminally minded/addicted and the mentally ill. She seeks to empower clients to embrace acceptance and commit to positive personal change using evidenced based psychotherapeutic interventions proven effective in teaching effective self-management, distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills.
She believes that healing happens in a therapeutic relationship that is supportive, accepting and challenging. Because life can be difficult and people struggle, she seeks to provide a safe place to explore life events in a judgment free environment where insight can be gained and personal motivation to change/accept can be developed.
In private practice, she works with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, families, and groups. She specializes in trauma recovery/PTSD, relationships, complex family dynamics, anxiety, depression and with marginalized populations (LGBTQ). Her skills as a therapist are complimented by her elevated level of insight and years of counseling exposure, her experience as an accomplished evaluator, and her ability to connect with people in a nonjudgmental, supportive way. She is currently working as an independent contract counselor at The Center for Valued Living, PLLC, in Grand Junction, Colorado (a community in grave need as the suicide rates for teens are three times the national average).