Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
Child and Family Coordinator
Gently guiding the way towards deep and lasting healing
Dr. Godfrey excels at building meaningful connections with her clients as they work together in a warm, non-judgmental environment where her clients can experience being deeply cared for as they work together to transform their lives.
In her over twenty years of clinical experience, her clients have often told her that they value how genuine she is with them and appreciates how she balances challenging them to grow with supporting them.
She works with clients on a wide variety of issues, and has specialized training in several areas of expertise including helping her clients heal from trauma with EMDR and treating postpartum depression and anxiety, and providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Hear from Dr. Katie Godfrey
I am excited to see The Catalyst Center utilizing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). KAP has the potential to truly help those struggling with the effects of trauma, PTSD, or depression or those who are interested in a more introspective life experience. I love seeing clients gain a greater connection to the world around them when utilizing KAP.
I’ve been following the evolution of psychedelic therapy for several years now and have seen promising results in the research being done on Ketamine, MDMA, and Psilocybin. Currently, Ketamine is the only psychedelic medicine allowed to be used for clinical use in the state of Colorado. I must admit, I am excited to be at the forefront of this movement! While not a “silver bullet”, psychedelics offer much hope to so many people who have struggled with depression, trauma, and PTSD over the years. KAP, in particular, works well for those who have not had great results with other pharmaceutical medications in treating their depression.
One of the aspects I greatly appreciate about KAP is the brain’s ability to see things from different perspectives. Clients who have been stuck in particular ways of thinking are often able to see things differently after KAP, resulting in a more open approach to life.
Another aspect of KAP that I like is the connection between the client and the therapist. The role of the therapist is to hold an empathetic therapeutic space that allows the client to do the inner-healing work they need to do.
Most importantly, I believe that the integrative work we do at The Catalyst Center is essential. With the goal of creating lasting personal and life changes, integrative work enables clients to create lasting change by helping the client take what they learned from their Ketamine session and integrate it into their daily lives, creating new habits and new and renewed ways of viewing life.
~ Dr. Katie Godfrey
Dr. Katie Godfrey’s Education, Training, and Experience
- 2010 Ph.D., Educational and Human Resource Studies, concentration in Couple and Family Therapy, Colorado State University
- 2005 M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, Colorado State University
- Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
- Advanced Training:
2019 Memory Reconsolidation, The Flash Technique & EMDR Training
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training, Basic Certification
- PSI Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training
- Prior to joining The Catalyst Center, Katie worked at Crossroads Safehouse and operated a private practice in Fort Collins, CO from 2004 – 2013.
Dr. Godfrey’s Recent Presentations, Research and Publications
Katie has previously conducted and worked on several research studies. Subject areas include LGBT issues, childbirth and postpartum issues, and diversity in university websites.
- Godfrey, K. (2020) Tips for Talking to Kids About Puberty. Colorado Parent, February 2020. https://www.coloradoparent.com/tips-for-talking-to-kids-about-puberty/
- Godfrey, K. (2019) Talking to Kids About School Violence, May 2019. https://www.coloradoparent.com/talking-to-kids-about-school-violence/
- Godfrey, K. (2013). Gender variant youth. Connections Newsletter, Spring, 1-2.
- Godfrey, K., Haddock, S.A., Fisher, A., & Lund, L. (2006). Essential components of curricula for preparing therapists to work with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients: A Delphi Study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 32 (4), 491-504.
- Dissertation: Decision making process for first-time mothers plannings home births (2010)
Katie has presented in a variety of areas, from University classes to parenting groups to workshops for therapists, teachers, and care providers.
Here is a sampling of her presentation topics:
- And Baby Makes Three: Couple Relationships After Baby Arrives
- Perinatal Mood Disorders including postpartum Depression, Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Beyond the Box: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Transgender Youth
- Feminist Parenting: Putting Your Values into Practice
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