Today we’d like to introduce you to Kate King.
Kate, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
At first, I didn’t even know that Art Therapy was a thing. Being a product of this modern world, I actually typed my two majors from college, “Art” and “Psychology,” into the Google search box, and bingo! That’s how I learned about Art Therapy and began my process toward building my career in this amazing field. Before entering Grad School at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. I contacted various Art Therapists in Denver and asked to shadow them to learn firsthand what Art Therapy was all about. I was taken under the wing of a wonderful Art Therapist and immediately learned that Art Therapy was the path for me. I pursued an incredible education in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy at Naropa University and shortly thereafter opened my private practice.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Honestly, It’s been pretty smooth. I was under no illusions that building a private practice in the mental health field would be a lot of work, so I dove in head-first and worked really hard to get up and running. I have found the community in Colorado to be very receptive of Art Therapy, and my creative methods combined with the other forms of mindfulness-based and body-centered therapy I practice has been successful throughout my career to this point. In addition, the publication of my book. “The Authentic Mother” has helped skyrocket my work into the publishing world as well, helping new parents via reading the book who wouldn’t have been able to come to counseling.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Kate King Art Therapy & Psychotherapy story. Tell us more about it.
One of the most common pieces of feedback I receive from my clients is that the form of counseling I offer is different than any other they have previously received or heard of. My method of counseling specializes in mental health, personal growth, and optimal wellness for clients struggling with various life challenges and mental illnesses. From postpartum depression through eating disorders, trauma and depression to challenging life transitions, my method of counseling has shown to be effective for children, teens, adults, and couples. I combine the creative aspects of Art Therapy with a mindfulness-based approach to helping clients increase their awareness of the way their body sensations can key them into their experiences both emotionally and in their environment. I utilize directive and non-directive artistic approaches and guided meditation in my work, and share influences from some of the great teachers and philosophers in the field of psychology. I have training in neuroscience and the ways trauma and life experiences affect the brain, as well as how to utilize art materials to re-wire and change the brain for more optimal functioning. I am proud of the work I do with clients, but more so I feel incredibly proud of the brave and courageous work clients do with me when they get on-board to really participate in their lives and empower healing on a deep level.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I’m not sure that I believe good or bad luck can make or break a successful business. Sure, we will all take rides on the good and bad luck trains occasionally, but I believe success comes from truly believing in what you do and working incredibly hard to make that dream a reality.
- Address: 8341 S. Sangre De Cristo Rd.
Littleton, CO 80127
- Website: www.kateking.org
- Phone: (970)319-9960
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @katekingtherapy
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katekingarttherapy/