Kate King, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
            Kate King Art Therapy & Psychotherapy, PLLC     
      8341 Sangre De Cristo Rd. Suite 204. Littleton, CO. 80127
      KateKingTherapy@Gmail.com - 970.319.9960 

Frequently Asked Questions



How can I tell if therapy is necessary for my child or myself?

If your experience of life is less meaningful, enjoyable, or clear than you would like it to be, therapy can help you to find support and answers to your struggles. Often children are not able to verbally express their emotional or experiential challenges, but you may sense that they seem more isolated, sad, angry, irritable, or disengaged than usual. Physical symptoms indicating stress or emotional tension can also appear in both in adults and children such as body aches, trouble sleeping, weight gain/loss, or skin rashes. Both the physical and emotional symptoms the body displays can be inner messages informing you that something is not quite right in yours or your child’s experience. Therapy can provide a safe space for both the expression and treatment of these difficult challenges. 



Does Kate specialize in any specific therapeutic areas?

Although Kate works with individuals struggling with a variety of challenges, she does specialize in three main ares: 

        

           Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma: Kate is experienced with working with individuals who experience emotional challenges, those who have considered/attempted suicide, and individuals who have survived trauma. Verbal counseling, body-centered somatic experiencing, and art therapy can be of enormous benefit for individuals suffering from these challenges. When a person suffers through these experiences it is common for many questions, feelings, and experiences exist that require more extensive support than friends or family members can offer.

           Pregnancy & New Parent Issues: Kate has extensive experience, both personally and professionally, with the challenges that often accompany bringing a baby into the world. New parents can experience a variety of emotions related to the stretching and changing of their lives as they expand to accommodate their new child. From postpartum depression and healing to navigating a newly-changed marriage, and everything in between, this life transition is a challenging one that can benefit greatly from therapeutic support.    

           Deep Inner Transformative Healing: Kate has extensive experience, both personally and professionally, in the realms of deep inner healing work. With this approach to therapy, Kate will help you explore your lineage patterns, deeply rooted wounds and burdens, personal patterns, and levels of Self you may not have accessed before. Many of the patterns that cause suffering in our lives are deeply unconscious and adaptive. In this work you will access and heal parts of yourself that you may not have been aware of, and learn to navigate your life from a place of authenticity, integrity, compassion, and courage.    

           


What is the time commitment to therapy?

Sessions last for one hour, and can be scheduled regularly or on an as-needed basis depending on each client’s needs. Kate and the client will discuss the specific needs of the client, and a customized plan will be created to support their optimal health and stability. 

 

Do I need to be an artist to do art therapy?

Certainly not. Art therapy is an incredible tool for most individuals, whether they have artistic experience or not. The very act of creating is a healing act, and it can facilitate a surprising amount of emotional relief, expression, and insight for most clients. The most important factor when coming into art therapy is to bring an open mind and willingness to try something new. The results can often be surprising and exciting!



Does Kate Accept Insurance?

At this time Kate does not accept any forms of insurance. She can, however, provide receipts to clients to submit to their insurance company for partial reimbursement. Call your insurance company and ask if you have out-of-network benefits to utilize for this purpose. 

Recommended Reading




Art Therapy Related
  • Art as Medicine, creating a therapy of the imagination by Shaun McNiff

  • Spirituality and Art Therapy Edited by Mimi Farrelly-Hansen

  • Understanding Children's Drawings by Cathy Malchiodi

  • Art Therapy and the Neuroscience of Relationships, Creativity, and Resiliency: Skills and Practices By Noah Has-Cohen and Joanna Clyde Findlay

  • Contemporary Art Therapy with Children by Shirley Riley



Psychotherapy Related


  • Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, Interpersonal Neurobiology. All written by Dan Siegel, M.D.

  • What Happened to You. By Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey

  • The Way of Integrity. By Martha Beck

  • You are the One You've Been Waiting For. By Richard Schwartz

  • The 5 Personality Patterns. By Steven Kessler

  • The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim by Bruno Bettelheim

  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher

  • Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin


  • Eating Under The Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston, Ph.D.

  • The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa by Hilde Bruch

  • Psychotherapy and Spirit: Theory and Practice in Transpersonal Psychotherapy by Brant Cortright


  • The Female Brain  and The Male Brain both by Louann Brizendine


  • Life, Reinvented: A Guide to Healing from Sexual Trauma for Survivors and Loved Ones by Erin Carpenter, LCSW

  • A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD



Spirituality Related


  • A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield

  • The Divided Mind by John Sarno

  • The Book of Qualities by Ruth Gendler

  • Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived  by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober

  • For The Sender: Love is (not a verb). By Alex Woodard


  • Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

  • Care of the Soul  by Thomas Moore

  • Seat of the Soul. By Gary Zukav


  • Wherever you go there you are by Jon Kabat-Zinn


  • Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss


  • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn


  • Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss


  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle


  • The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto

  • The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle

  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

  • Radical Compassion by Tara Brach

  • Daring Greatly (And any other of Brene's Books) by Brene Brown




Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Parenting Related


  • The Authentic Mother: Creative Art Engagement to Support the New Parent by Kate King, MA, ATR, LPC 

  • Parenting from the Inside Out, The Whole Brain Child, No Drama Discipline all by Dan Siegel, M.D.

  • Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline, M.D., and Jim Fay

  • Birthing from Within by Pam England

  • Ina May's guide to Childbirth By Ina May Gaskin

  • Mindful Birthing By Nancy Bardacke






Contemporary Art Therapy with Children by Shirley Riley
Contemporary Art Therapy with Children by Shirley Riley
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Websites For Your Reference

American Art Therapy Association

Body Positive Website

Planet SARK: A Creative and Inspiring Website

Gratefulness Website

Eating Disorder Recovery Support

Kate King's Therapy Blog

"It Takes a Village" Denver's Resource Guide for Pregnancy, Parenting, and Everything in Between

Mindsight Institute - The Work of Dan Siegel, M.D.


Kate's Favorite Podcasts

-You Can Heal Your Life (From Hay House)

-Ted Radio Hour (From NPR)

-Oprah's Super Soul Conversations

-Unlocking Us, Brene Brown

-Relationship Alive!

-Imagine Akasha with Nancy Vahling

-How To Do You with Kirsten Powers

-Hidden Brain (From NPR)

-But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids (This one is my kiddos' fav)