Areas of Expertise:
EMDR Trauma Depression Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder Stress Management Divorce Grief and Loss Self-Esteem Childhood Issues
Mid-life Issues Mindful Self-Compassion
Katherine Ward, LCSW, JD, has been a psychotherapist for the past 25 years, following what she calls an "early midlife crisis," that led her to leave the practice of law and pursue her interest in psychology and human development. Katherine has been in private practice for over 20 years, first in the Washington, D.C. area and for the past fifteen years in Boulder. Before establishing her private practice, she worked with hospitalized patients and counseled students at Georgetown University. She has trained extensively in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing) and is a certified professional in that field. She is also highly trained in stress and anxiety management techniques, including MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). In addition, Katherine has studied Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with its leading experts, Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. Katherine has a strong belief in the power of psychotherapy to deepen our understanding and compassion for self and others, and to expand our ability to live joyful and fulfilled lives. She holds degrees from the Smith College School for Social Work and Yale Law School.