Kathy Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

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Kathy Sterling, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheat Ridge
(720) 726-1425 Website

Kathy Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC


Location

6101 West 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
(720) 726-1425

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Is your child having trouble calming down, controlling their body, or listening? Has there been a big change in the family? Are you stressed out and unsure how to help? When a child is struggling, we often see it in their reactivity, emotional outbursts, or behaviors. We want to be there for our children and give them what they need, but this can be difficult when they do not know what is bothering them or cannot communicate about it. Because children process things nonverbally, talking doesn’t usually work. This is why play therapy is the primary therapeutic modality used with children. Play is their language.

I am trained to use play to understand the perceived challenges of the child client. I have an open, kind, accepting approach that helps children to feel welcome and safe, so they can explore life's challenges and communicate their needs to me. Private parent coaching sessions are offered to help you at home. Adult clients and families are welcome too.

As a mother, I know that parenting is hard. In fact, it is so hard that sometimes we just want to give up. It seems that nothing we do helps, so we respond with frustration or isolation. It is easy to feel disconnected, confused, and helpless. I am here to help you and your family. Call me for a free consultation to learn how I can help.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Naropa University
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • License and State: LPC.0013927 Colorado

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $85 - $175
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Synergetic Play Therapy Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Degree: Naropa University / MA Contemplative Therapy
  • 2014

Kathy Sterling's Groups

Parenting Education and Support Group

Parents will meet to process parenting struggles and get support and ideas from each other. There will be educational components to each group led by the therapist. Therapist draws from multiple parenting strategies, including PMT (Parent Management Training), Love & Logic, and the "Whole Brain Child" approach outlined in the book by Dan J. Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, in order to help parents identify methods that will work in their home. It is a closed group meeting 90 min weekly for 12 weeks. Maximum 10 parents in attendance.

More about this group

Location

6101 West 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
(720) 726-1425

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Contemplative Therapy for adults
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Synergetic Play Therapy for Children
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019
Kathy Sterling, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheat Ridge

Kathy Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC