are you ready for authentic transformation?
Katherine French-Ewing, MA, LPC
Welcome!! As I was trying to find an image that best represents this powerful work I get to step into each day, I found this rainbow ripple and considered it a metaphor for change. Imagine dropping a pebble into still water. When you choose to allow God to activate change in your life through doing your own work with Christ as your anchor, the transformation that follows then radiates out like ripples to those around you and is reflected in the decisions you make. In turn, your life becomes a source of light and hope for others. 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NIV) says: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.”
Rest assured, God uses our times of pain, heartache, and struggle if we press into Him and fully engage in and surrender to the process he is bringing us through.
I may be a good fit for you if you are struggling with any of these issues: Spiritual concerns, relational pain, nightmares, negative self talk, unexplained body sensations, haunting memories, a recent stressful experience that has affected your quality of life, unexpected transitions, disappointments, anxiety, or grief/loss. Please note: the brain based approaches I offer can be an ideal fit for those who do not want to talk about their issues in-depth or for those who fear re-traumatizing themselves in context of talk therapy. Clients who have gotten stuck in past traditional therapy oftentimes find the tools I use (that God in turn shines through) to be refreshing and deeply healing. Together we will figure out what is most effective for you.
Hello! I am excited to connect with you! Windy Wyoming is my old stomping grounds and there I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming. I earned my Master's Degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University and then after completing my required 100 hours of supervision and 2,000 work hours, I decided to secure my state licensure (LPC), which amplifies my ability to best serve my clients.
We all stumble along this journey called life and I am certainly no exception. After going through my young adult years making detrimental choices and seeing that what I was doing was just not working and hurting those I loved, my heart was broken and I was exhausted. Picture a full length mirror in sharp shards all over the floor and that is how I felt.
As an undergraduate and then again in 2010, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and these were pivotal, life-changing events that literally brought me to my knees. Surgeons told me that I might never sing again and since I’ve always used my voice to connect with the Lord, this was a devastating prospect. I slowly began to realize that although I was brought up in a Christian home, I only knew God in my head, not consistently in my heart. Once I invited Him into each nook and cranny of my life and chose to dedicate my life to Him through immersion baptism, Christ brought me through those dark seasons of my soul (yes, I can still sing!) and these cyclical seasons of challenge continue to deepen my trust and dependency on Him as well as transform my earthly relationships. Surrendering to His perfect will is incredibly powerful and liberating!
Now, when I stumble and fall flat on my face, I know who is lifting me up and who I run to in order to lay down my burdens and seek forgiveness for my thoughts and choices. I know whose I am and that makes all the difference in which voices I allow into my heart to shape my story. Now I choose to turn towards Biblical truth instead of allowing the lies and anxiety that used to scratch and claw at me to tear me apart. Greater is He than anything in this world! The Lord continues to allow me to be refined by the fires of life as he shows me how to endure through Him so that I in turn can pour hope and life into others in unique and powerful ways. He always has purpose in allowing us to go through our seasons of pain and suffering. Even when we don’t see anything good possibly coming from our circumstances, He is lovingly shaping us more into the image of Christ and building us up in character.
My parents encouraged me to do what lights me up inside because then I am just plugging my gift into God's plan while making a positive impact in this world. Counseling is not a profession - for me, it is a calling on my spirit. It is my honor to walk with my clients through their oftentimes dark seasons, while holding that sense of hope and joy for them until they blinking, step into the brilliant light that awaits them just on the other side. To bear witness to this transformative grace and newly ignited hope in my clients' lives is such an incredible blessing!
Experience and Background
On my way to earning my MA in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, my practicum was completed at Mountain States Children's Home and there I began to connect with at-risk youth from all walks of life. For internship, I believe that God opened two very different doors -- one was here at Crossroads and the other was at Inner Balance, a holistic substance treatment program. I am so blessed to continue on here as part of the Crossroads team! In addition to teens (and their families), I work with adults and each population occupies a special place in my heart. Please note that I do not offer after hours crisis counseling. Here is a great resource page if you are feeling depressed or are thinking of taking your life or for those of you who know someone who is walking in depression or contemplating suicide:http://issuesiface.com/help.
It would be my honor to traverse this path with you to insight, strength, and hope should you choose to work with me. Together we will figure out what kinds of approaches, tools, and solutions will be optimal for your relational, psychological, and spiritual growth.
Approach - why I am passionate about what the Lord is doing with Brainspotting!
Due to my desire to add a powerful research supported therapy to my toolbox, after getting trained in 50 hours of EMDR through Colorado Chapter of Humanitarian Assistance Programa (HAP), I completed training through PESI in brainspotting. As I received my own brainspotting therapy, I began to witness first hand how powerfully the Lord can work through this approach! This integrative brain-body work can be effective in those clients with dream issues, anxiety, chronic pain, self esteem, performance issues, and those who are just feeling stuck or who are walking through depression. However, what really ignites my passion is helping clients identify the lie (or series of lies) they have come to believe so that God can dig up that toxic root (that chokes off life) from one’s spiritual garden and replace it with the healthy shoots of His redeeming truth!
Brainspotting can be more gentle and effective than EMDR for some people, especially those with complex trauma backgrounds, and is based on the understanding that where our eyes go affects how we feel and what is in the brain is in the body and vice versa. This means that what you've held onto for so long in your mind and body can truly be released! For more information about brainspotting, please visit: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lm3Plvaf3UE.
Brain work through a Christian lens - what might that look like? Please right click on the image below for a brief video
There are three primary reasons why my clients pay privately. First of all, insurance companies require me, as your therapist, to divulge some sensitive information about your treatment. Secondly, insurance companies require me to provide you with a diagnosis. I honor the confidentiality of all of my clients and find diagnostic terms, at times, to be counterproductive to psychological well-being and simply not Biblically aligned with how God sees us as His children. Lastly, insurance companies will oftentimes dictate how many sessions you and I are approved to complete together. This practice can be restrictive and I want to do what is in your best interest as we collaboratively create an action plan for your therapy.
I charge $100 for 50 minutes and for those who qualify for a sliding fee scale, sessions start at $80. Those of you who attend certain churches in the community like Crossroads Church, may be eligible for scholarship - please contact your church for more information about their potential benevolence fund. Please note, if you have Medicare, you will need to seek counseling support directly through your in-network provider. If you have Medicaid and are eligible for scholarship through your church or have another person paying for your counseling, please let me know.
The office location I utilize is in Northglenn at 11154 Huron Street #209. Currently, I see clients Mondays-Fridays.
Please call or text me at 720-340-8856 or you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org subject line: HOPE
I look forward to connecting with you!
IN THIS PRESENT MOMENT STRADDLING THE LINE OF ANXIETY AND HOPE
BETWEEN WHAT IS AND WHAT WILL BE – I AM HERE
TASTING THE SALTY CLOUDS ROLLING IN – TEMPORARILY OBSTRUCTING LIGHT
ROOTS WERE PLANTED – STRONG INTO SOIL
GENTLY LIFTED – NOT TO STAY
WINDS OF CHANGE BLOWING – WHISPERS OF TOMORROW
“NEXT” JUST BEYOND REACH – GUIDED STEPS ABUNDANT
TRANSITIONAL MOMENT – SOAK IT UP
NO LOOKING BACK – JUST CARRY EXPERIENCE
MOVING THROUGH COMFORT ZONE- TO THE UNKNOWN
GROWTH ONLY POSSIBLE OUTCOME – TEARS SEEM INEVITABLE
BREATHING DEEPLY-RESTING IN GRATITUDE
AWARE OF UNSETTLED ENERGY- ENCOURAGING BLESSED MOVEMENT
GAINING MOMEMTUM – FLYING INTO FEAR
MOTIVATED THROUGH PURPOSE – COMFORTINGLY HELD DIVINELY
READY TO EVOLVE – UNFURLING MY WINGS
LEAPING WHILE ANTICIPATING WONDER – LOVE GREETS ME
TOUCHING SLUMBERING PLACES – REMEMBERING WHAT IS
WAKING TO THE BEAUTY – TRUSTING IN MYSELF
INSPIRED BY HIS PROMISE TO FINISH THIS GOOD WORK IN ME
-Copywright 2015, Katherine French-Ewing