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 am passionate about finding the best combination of my skills to ease suffering, calm pain, and support someone's healing journey. My work centers on the belief that each person knows their own self better than anyone else. So I listen and suggest instead of give advice. We will work together toward your goals. It is an honor to join with you in your process and sit with you in the mud.
Therapy is one of many tools people use to find balance, safety, stability. I use a variety of approaches in combination to tailor each session to your individual needs. These may include: mindfulness, somatic awareness, breath work, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), ketamine or cannabis assisted psychotherapy/guiding. Underlying everything, I take a relational, person-centered, psychodynamic approach.
For clients exploring the use of psychedelics in a recreational setting outside of session, I offer preparation/integration sessions to deepen connections, shift foundational issues, and provide clarity when feeling stuck. We work on integrating your individual experiences to better bring what you've learned into your daily life. Please reach out to me to discuss this if you are interested in learning more.
* Note that I do not facilitate access to controlled or prohibited drugs nor does session occur if someone arrives to session in an altered state.
Life is sometimes dark and twisty. Therapy provides a supportive, safe space for you to make time for your own work on yourself. We may not feel validated or encouraged with loved ones to open fully to new ways of seeing ourselves, behaving differently and perhaps more authentically, communicating needs and boundaries, etc. Allow yourself to find someone you want to talk to who is trained to listen, will challenge you when needed, and help through tough times. If that person isn't me, I will help you to find the right person, group, or service to best fit your needs.