KATE SCHETTLER, RDT, LPCC
Therapist & Counselor
At Colorado Women’s Center, Kate provides a warm and non-judgmental therapy space and works holistically and collaboratively to support each client’s unique therapeutic journey. She holds an understanding that each individual has certain strengths already innate and available to them with a resiliency and capacity to heal. Kate enjoys working with all stages of life and abilities. She also served as an advisor for graduate counseling students, supporting them with the many intersecting roles students in higher education hold. Kate’s experience includes working with individuals whose life is in a transition, impacted by loss, grief, trauma, or a medical diagnosis of their own or a family member, and who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and overwhelm.
Kate is versed in a spectrum of creative art processes and welcomes in what best fits each client depending on their interests, strengths, and therapeutic goals. Creative processes might include the use of story, role play, dramatic image, metaphor, movement, music, the imaginative realm, play, art, poetry, photography, video, writing, and other expressive modalities. Creative acts and action-oriented methods can support mind-body connection and opportunity to gain new perspective, meaning making, release, mastery, or containment.
Kate earned her master’s degree in Drama Therapy and is registered with the North American Drama Therapy Association. She completed counseling coursework at Naropa University which strengthened her relationship to contemplative practices and an inclusive, affirmative approach to counseling. Kate’s therapeutic approach blends talk therapy with the use of creative, expressive, embodied, and contemplative processes to meet each client where they are at. Her work is informed by drama therapy, person-centered theories, and psychodynamic perspectives.
When she’s not in the office Kate enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and pup, especially being outdoors camping, skiing, paddleboarding, or hiking. Kate also enjoys making art of all forms, including visual images, music making, dance, or poetry.