“I have always had the desire to help to make peoples’ lives better. Once my children were in school full time I chose to return to school to get my masters degree in social work. I am passionate about my work and truly love what I do. I find beauty in working with individuals, couples and families to see what is preventing them from moving forward in a healthy manner and, once empowered with that information, observing them take that information to help themselves create a meaningful and positive life.”
Education and Affiliations
Bonnie originally started out working in the hospitality industry but realized that was not her true calling and went back to school to pursue a degree in social work. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL) and continued her education in this realm with a Master’s (Honor’s) from Dominican University (River Forest, IL). During the course of her graduate studies she had a year long internship helping women who were suffering with addiction that were mandated to go through therapy instead of serving time in prison. Upon completion of graduate school she primarily worked with patients who had eating disorders for a few years then accepted a position with a non-profit organization that assisted individuals with epilepsy and seizure disorders. In 2017 she made the decision to return to her childhood home in Colorado and begin a new chapter in her professional and personal life. She went through the rigorous process to receive her Jurisprudence and Clinical Social Work license in Colorado and is thrilled to now be working with Lafayette Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Bonnie is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy.
Bonnie was born and raised in Colorado Springs and moved to California to work for Marriott Hotels. In 1992 she was transferred to Chicago where she met her former husband and raised two children who are now both attending college in Colorado. She loves to run, hike, attend live music events and is enjoying the Rocky Mountain life as a now empty nester.