Thank you for being here.
Just as each person is unique, each reason for considering therapy is unique. You may be experiencing anxiety, disconnectedness, depression, or hopelessness. Perhaps you’re struggling with a life transition or are curious to know yourself more deeply. You may have suffered a traumatic incident involving relationship or childhood abuse. Maybe you have a sense of deep and untapped intuition—or you’re very aware of your intuition and feel overwhelmed by it. Perhaps you’re a parent who is seeing your child experience any of the above.
There are many different paths that may have led you to this page. Now that you’re here, I’m with you. You are not alone.
You’ve been working hard to manage, and maybe acting like everything is fine—when you know that it’s not. It’s okay to stop acting as if things are all right. It’s okay to be messy. It’s through the messiness that we can explore our feelings, learn from our experiences, and grow into our strongest self. From our wounds come our strengths and our gifts.
Therapy is not a punishment or a retribution. It is a way to honor and nourish ourselves and our loved ones. It is a process of deep healing, strengthening, and personal growth.
I truly believe that people want to be empowered and authentic. They want to make relationships that are based on trust and integrity. They want to resolve conflict and shame. Yet, sometimes it’s hard to figure these things out. And that’s okay. It is my gift and my goal to guide you through a therapeutic process that helps you or your child develop coping skills, mindfulness, emotional regulation, and self awareness. These are the building blocks to self-acceptance and empowerment.
My approach is backed by neuroscience and directly engages the brain, targeting the underlying roots of behaviors and emotions. My ultimate goal is to teach children, teens, and young adults to honor and accept themselves.
Let’s get started. To begin, contact me. For more information on how I work with different age groups, please see the services I offer.
I look forward to getting to know you, and I’m honored to be part of your healing journey.
While the below are my focus areas, I also work with a variety of other issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues and behavioral concerns.
Trauma & Abuse
Trauma and abuse can prompt intense reactions and behaviors. When it comes to trauma and abuse, effective treatment reconnects the child to their sense of self and instills them with the belief that they can overcome.
I am trained in EMDR and trauma-informed treatment.
Queer & Trans Affirming
I offer informed and affirming services to the queer and trans population, working with children, teens and families. Whether identity issues are the reason you're seeking therapy or not, you want a therapist who is understanding and considerate of your family.
Adoptions & Foster Care
Adoption and foster care can create complex issues for families to navigate. I address the common issues, including grief & loss, loyalty and differences in culture, while respecting each family's individuality and unique sitution.
I hold a Certificate in Therapy with Adoptive and Foster Families.
What approach do you take in therapy?
My therapy approach integrates elements of Synergetic Play Therapy, Modern Psychoanalysis, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I also offer EMDR therapy. (Not sure what these terms mean? Check out my FAQ's page.) My approach is backed by neuroscience and directly engages the brain, targeting the underlying roots of behaviors and emotions.
"Kathleen has a depth of knowledge of the challenges of young adulthood. She is warm, empathic, attuned and quick to understand the dynamics that block change and what can help effect it."
Sabrina Neu, PsyD.
"Kathleen is keenly attuned to the interpersonal worlds of children, adolescents and young adults. Her peaceful way of engaging with her clients is instantly calming. This depth of connection allows the therapy to begin immediately. I enjoyed working alongside Kathleen at CU Boulder and continue to appreciate my collaboration with her in the community setting."
Jean-Marc C. Wong, M.D.