Katherine Ward, LCSW, JD,  has been a psychotherapist for the past 30 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 25 years, first in the Washington, D.C. area and for the past 20 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 both a certified professional in that field as well as a Consultant-in-Training. She is also highly trained in stress and anxiety management techniques, including Hypnotherapy and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). In addition, Katherine has studied Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with its leading experts, Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. She has learned that building a kind and caring relationship with oneself is essential to mental health and well-being.  Finally, Katherine has trained in the field of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and has integrated this therapeutic model into her EMDR practice. 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.


Populations Treated:

  • Young Adults (ages 18-21)
  • Adults 
  • ​Elders

   Areas of Expertise:​

EMDR         Trauma       Depression       Anxiety 

Bipolar Disorder     Stress Management     Divorce     Grief and Loss    Hypnotherapy       Childhood Issues

        Mid-life Issues   Self-Esteem    Self-Compassion