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

 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 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.  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