Kate Byrnes


About Me

Welcome - When you're struggling, it can be exciting to dream of a better future - and also hard to think of making real changes. You might want your life to be better but aren’t yet sure how to make it happen. Or maybe life's given you news and you must adapt, either after a big loss or to respond to the behaviors of others. Making the next set of choices can be very important if you want life to improve again; finding the right therapist to help sort things out can be a relief.

My Experience: I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist, fully licensed to practice in both Colorado and California. I have over 15 years experience as a therapist, in both Private Practice and Community Mental Health. I earned my Master's degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from California State University at Sacramento. My experience includes working with individuals healing through anxiety, depression, trauma, range of relationship issues, as well as self esteem and other personal growth issues. I work with clients who are working on managing life's stresses and changes, workplace and career decisions, addiction, grief & loss and the large and small frustrations of life.

My approach: I tend to be compassionate, grounded, goal-oriented, and client-centered. I use Solution Focused therapy, Client Centered Therapy, with an eye on interpersonal relationships and always considering phases of life. I help my clients set a focus on what's needing to change in their lives and working toward better understanding of themselves and others. I'm grateful that my clients often report feeling more clear and at peace once we've talked things through. I often observe my clients taking action and making new decisions during and after our counseling.

Over the years, I’ve served incredibly diverse clientele, including all ages, and a range of cultures, sexual orientations and across the gender spectrum, from all walks of life in their countless moments of need, vulnerability, triumph and growth. As a result, I have deep compassion for the complexities of being human. I truly understand how powerful confidential therapy can be for healing, growth and transformation. I hope to talk with you so you can decide if I might be of support to you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #LMFT47215 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LMFT #MFT.0001725 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by A.U. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Kate for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Just a quick note, but all positive feelings. Kate has been very kind and gentle about what I’m going through. I never feel like I’m being pushed too hard or misunderstood. I truly am grateful for Kate’s help during this time.

Written by L.A. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

It’s very early in the process but so far I’m incredibly impressed with her attentiveness as well as her ability to connect.

Written by S.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Kate for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kate has been incredibly supportive and patient with me over the past few weeks that we have been working together. She is wonderful at juggling the many topics I bring up in our conversations and is a wonderful person to talk to both on video calls and through messaging. I very much hope that we will continue to work together for a long time.

Written by Z.A. on Jul 02, 2020 after counseling with Kate for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kate is great. She listens well, elicits thoughtful conversation, and provides quick feedback.