Hello! Please Note: I would like to extend my expertise in treating trauma to those who have been affected by recent shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Please reach out for help, you don't have to go it alone.
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a certified addictions counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 35 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings and diverse populations. As of recent, I have been incorporating into my traditional practice, alternatives to treatment as a Preparation and Integration Specialist. I have a very special interest in assisting our Veterans, First Responders, Law Enforcement and their families regarding trauma informed care/PTSD. I sincerely believe that addressing any trauma struggles in a manner that the client finds beneficial, will also assist with anxiety, depression, relationship and addiction issues. I work to provide a safe space for my clients to address issues in order to feel better and to promote the acquisition of a skill set for future problem solving. I would love to work with you if you are a resident of Colorado, USA.
My therapeutic approach is a mix of philosophies, techniques and styles which I feel have been effective in my 35 years of experience as a clinician. I believe that something unique to my practice is the idea that education around what is troubling us is valuable; for example, becoming familiar with how PTSD effects our Central Nervous System and so forth. I believe knowledge is power and I hope to empower my clients to live happier, fuller lives.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Cancer, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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Mary “Kathy”, is a wealth of knowledge with extensive experience. Has helped me immensely.
Written on Nov 03, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 11 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Mary (Kathy) really facilitates and environment that makes it easy to communicate. She really listens and engages to support your own realizations of something you are working on as well as provides a lot of resources to help you through were and when you need extra help.
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
She is the best counselor I've ever had. Amazing
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Very helpful and understanding. Really feel confident confiding in her
Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Very down to earth and to the point. I always felt heard and understood. This amazing woman really knows what she's doing and it shows! Can not say enough good things thank you so much Mary!
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
So happy to have been paired with Mary. She helped me make progress with my healing and growth. I enjoyed all of my time with her.
Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Mary for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching