Kathleen Stutts, M.Ed., NCC, LPC
Kind, Compassionate and Effective
“Hi, I’m Kathleen. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, Therapist, Marriage Counselor, Dating Coach, Premarital Counselor, and Life Coach who is passionate about helping others build strong self-esteem and realize their best selves. I especially love helping people create strong, meaningful relationships. Whether we’re working one on one in individual counseling or coaching, or with your partner in couples therapy I provide a nonjudgmental, productive space where you will feel safe, comfortable and understood. I use only the most effective, best researched strategies to ensure that our work together will allow you to create lasting, positive change in yourself and in your relationships.”
“I specialize in Integrated Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as strategic, solution-focused coaching. This means I provide a warm and supportive working relationship while also competently guiding you in processing and managing difficult feelings and overcoming self-limiting beliefs, as well as helping you discover new solutions to old problems. We’ll first address the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and old patterns that are holding you back. Then I’ll help you build a more fulfilling future by cultivating the new, empowering thoughts, feelings and behaviors that will help you move forward and create the life you want.”
“Assisting couples and families in creating peace, joy, and understanding – and helping individuals in attaining the loving relationship they yearn for and deserve – is particularly meaningful to me. Whether serving you as a Therapist, Life Coach, Dating Coach or Relationship Coach, the quality of your relationships is a priority. In my work with couples I draw from evidence based approaches of The Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Attachment Theory to help couples restore the trust and security in their partnership, and also learn the nuts-and-bolts strategies that will help them communicate and resolve conflict productively.”
“I have a Master’s of Education in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans and experience helping adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families with issues including depression, anxiety, codependency, addiction in the family, eating disorders, body image, boundaries, anger management, low self-esteem, trauma, life transition, family conflict, communication, assertiveness, shame and guilt, self-care, and creating healthy relationships. With my experience I can help you on many different levels, and I welcome the opportunity to do so.”
Kathleen is available to meet with you in person on Mondays and Sundays at our DTC / Greenwood Village office, and on Wednesdays at our Denver / Cherry Creek location. If you’re outside of Denver or the US, she is also available to meet with you through online video.
"We started with a 30 min free of charge phone consult to talk through my reasons for seeking coaching and what I hope to accomplish. I appreciate that Kathleen took time to make sure her background and experience was well suited to begin a coaching engagement. We then met weekly for 45 minutes, which moved to bi-weekly as I began to make progress. I sought her help in uncovering the reasons my dating life was not successful; everything fizzled after a few months and I found myself continuously attracting the same person: unable to commit, narcissistic to some degree, and generally unable to show up with the same sense of moral principles I had.
What we uncovered through our work was how the bonds we build with our parents impact how we attach to our romantic partners. At first, I didn't want to own that my dad's abandonment of me was definitely playing out in my love life. Once we addressed the patterns and negative thinking that resulted from this - I finally understood that when I felt like I was getting to be "too much" or requiring things from my partner, I feared being abandoned and therefore moved my boundaries too far. This left me unfulfilled and lonely, and I ultimately ended most of the relationships.
As I made progress and began to change my thinking patterns using what we practiced - POOF! In comes ___, my now fiance 🙂 I am incredibly grateful I sought her help and the "coaching" style as opposed to traditional talk therapy helped me immensely. It made me feel normal, relatable, and like I had control again and made better choices.
After years of never thinking I would "get it right", I finally did by getting right with myself first. I speak up, I hold my partner accountable, and I truly believe I am worthy.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your skills and sharing them with me - our work together truly transformed my life."
— Former client