Cathy Schneider, LCSW
Working together to unearth patterns, heal old wounds, and find new ways of being.
Therapy for adults and teens ages 15+:
- Trauma & Healing
- Grief & Loss
- Life Transitions
- Psychedelic Exploration & Integration
- Spiritual & Existential Questioning
Everything must break open in order to live. The seed must break open in order for the tree to grow. The egg must break open in order for life to emerge. The Earth must be turned and the cloud must burst. You were never meant to stay in your shell.
Thomas Lloyd Qualls
If you are in crisis, contact the Hope Center at (970) 306-4673, the Colorado Crisis Line at (844) 493-8255, or The Trevor Project at (866) 488-7386.
Peer support line for help with psychedelic use and experiences: Fireside Project at 623-473-7433.
Plant medicine/psychedelic preparation & integration resources: Nectara.co
For spiritual crisis or emergence, visit Spiritual Emergence Network for resources and/or help.
Therapy can be daunting -- let's connect to ease any fear or hesitation. I bring a sense of humor and an easy, informal approach to this deep and meaningful work. Compassion, warmth, and validation are a central part of the process.
Therapy is a meeting of minds, hearts, and spirits between a person seeking and another person holding space. I hold a mirror to help reflect what is under the surface including patterns, dynamics, ways we treat ourselves, or deeply held beliefs about who we are in the world. Together we reach back to find where these patterns or thoughts began then seek to heal old wounds when we have the safety of the current moment to provide stability.
Email or call to set up a free
consultation phone call.
I have 11 years of clinical experience with outpatient and inpatient clients, crisis work, and advocacy as well as supervising pre-licensed therapists and social work interns. Prior to becoming a therapist/clinical social worker, I worked with people adjusting to life after a traumatic brain injury, coping with substance use, struggling with homelessness, and surviving during and after interpersonal violence.
Aligning with my professional history, I bring a lifetime of the same human emotions and situations many of us experience including loss and grief, love and heartbreak, fear and discontent, existential and spiritual questioning, etc.
Outside of the therapy room, I am often enjoying the company of my loved ones, including my furry companions. I enjoy hiking, camping, being on the river, my small collection of plants, reading, and going on long drives to explore the world. I am deeply grateful for the land I inhabit and the people who traveled the paths I walk. Fun fact - I went to school to become a therapist because of a tarot card reading. It was either this or become a librarian!
Education and trainings
Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy training through Fluence/Journey Clinical
Mindfulness-based psychedelic therapy certification and Cannabis-assisted psychotherapy training through Center for Medicinal Mindfulness
Somatic Plant Medicine Integration certification through Atira Tan/Aya Healing Retreats
EMDR through Institute for Creative Mindfulness
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with George Zarnowski/Nomadic Yogis
DBT & TF-CBT
- License number: CSW.09924081
- Member National Association of Social Workers
- Master of Social Work, University of Missouri
- BA in Gender Studies, Vermont College/Union Institute & University
You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too.
Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar