“…and the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anais Nin

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP

For Katie, life is an unending journey and adventure. Throughout her life, she has had an enduring interest in psychology and spirituality, as well as a profound love for people and the natural world. Committed to on-going self-growth and discovery, she set out early in life to follow her soul’s path, which led her in the direction of working with people from a diversity of backgrounds. She is constantly in awe of the strength of the human spirit and the inherent wisdom of our body-minds. She draws on this inherent wisdom of the body-mind to facilitate healing and growth in those whom she serves. Her extensive path of service has taken her on a journey through work with underserved rural populations, departments of corrections, community mental health centers, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, wilderness programs, institutions of higher learning, and private psychotherapy practice.

Katie sees the inherent connection of all beings in the natural world and reminds us that we, too, are a part of nature. She values nature as mirror, teacher, healer, and holder of sacred space. She works in the natural world to support people to connect more deeply with their own true nature, emphasizing that a natural flow of Source energy is constantly occurring all around us and that if we simply tap into it, we can experience natural well-being and abundance in our lives.


Katie expresses her work in the world through a variety of venues in the roles of: Counselor, Life Coach, Educator, Mentor, Teacher, Trainer, and Workshop Facilitator.


MODALITIES
Katie incorporates a variety of therapeutic modalities into her work based on each individual’s goals and needs. These modalities include: body awareness, wilderness, expressive arts, contemplative practices, yoga, movement, EMDR, ritual, wilderness directions & adventures, trauma work, life transition work, and life coaching.

Her techniques are designed to “open people’s hearts and minds to greater possibilities and to bring forth the innate wisdom within every-body.”

ISSUES

Katie specializes in issues of Life Transition, Women’s Issues, Self-Esteem & Power, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Trauma, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Family Issues, Pregnancy Preparation & Post-Natal Issues, Intuition, and Manifestation.

SPECIFIC OFFERINGS [click here for Current Offerings]

  • Individual Counseling & Counselor Supervision
  • Life Coaching
  • Mentoring in Wilderness Therapy & Body-Centered Psychotherapy
  • Personal Inspiration Trips for Women
  • Customized Trainings:
    • Wilderness Therapy
    • Expressive Arts
    • Contemplative Practices
  • Customized Retreats and Team-Building Experiences 
  • Individualized Rituals & Ceremonies

FORMAL EDUCATION



 

 Master of Somatic Psychology, The Naropa University
 Bachelor of General Studies, University of Dayton
 Additional Courses & Trainings Include: EMDR, Body-Mind Psychotherapy Practitioner/Instructor, Matrix Works Group Leadership,
Wilderness Directions Hendricks Work, Right Use of Power
Practitioner/Instructor, Hypnotherapy, & Energy Medicine

Katie has over 18 years of counseling experience with individuals, groups, and families. She also has 23 years of experience leading groups in the wilderness with organizations such as Outward Bound and The Women’s Wilderness Institute. She is a faculty member in the Master of Wilderness Therapy and Somatic Psychology Programs at The Naropa University, and an instructor for MA Adventure Based Psychotherapy & Education students at Prescott College. Her written work has been published in various journals, and she presents internationally on topics such as Trauma & the Body, Contemplative & Creative Arts Practices, and Wilderness Adventure Therapy.

 
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