Kaitlyn Holsapple, MFTC
Loving wife. Always-learning mother. Optimist. Homebody with wanderlust.
Hello! I’m Kaitlyn, a marriage and family therapist specializing in helping my clients discover the healing and growth that can happen through relationships. I see clients in person in Arvada and online. My main priority is making sure that you feel cared for from the very first time we talk. I am especially passionate about helping new moms work through maternity struggles and couples dealing with parenthood and other issues.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University. During that time, I took extensive courses in child and adolescent therapy and gained experience working with families. I have also received advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
I was born and raised in Bend, Oregon and found my way to Colorado for school and to play soccer. I met my husband in college and we have made a life for ourselves and our two young daughters in this beautiful state. And when I say made a life for ourselves, I mean we are figuring it all out as we go! I love spending time with my family, getting outside as much as possible, reading, and traveling.
Clients who fit my style
Clients who fit well with me are couples who are struggling to connect with each other, especially couples in the parenting stage of life. Raising children on top of all of life’s other challenges can lead to patterns of disconnection and by working to understand and communicate with each other effectively couples thrive. Working with couples has become a surprising joy of mine and I love it!
I work very well with kids and teens who need a safe space to talk and explore their emotions. Growing up is hard! Learning how to communicate appropriately, reflect on our behaviors, and sometimes vent about our parents can be extremely helpful. And of course, I am always so impressed by individual clients who want to learn about themselves, process their learned patterns of interaction, and make change in their life.
Why did I become a therapist?
I have always been drawn to people (in my introvert way) and knew I wanted to be in a helping profession. My first real job after college was working in child and adolescent inpatient hospitalization at a large hospital. That experience taught me so much about how individuals and families work through hard times. But the trouble I kept seeing was that individuals would do the work then go back to the same environment and be battling the same challenges. This is when I truly started to believe in systems work and the power of relational therapy to make lasting change.
What can clients expect from me?
From the moment we first communicate via phone or email you can expect me to care about you as a person. I deeply care for my clients, and I show that by making sure you feel heard, validated, and supported through the therapy process.
I know you are reaching out because there is something in your life that is challenging. My hope is to create a space for you to feel safe and secure, allowing vulnerability.
As a therapist, I view myself as a relationship consultant. My style is to walk beside you during this time as a guide who will offer support, insight, and push you to think and behave differently. I believe having a good fit with your therapist is monumental in the success of therapy and I encourage feedback from clients.
The best way to discover if we are a good fit to work together is to schedule a free 15 minute consultation or first session in Arvada.
Mail: [email protected]
Areas of expertise
- New Motherhood, Maternity
- Children, Adolescents, Teens
- Depression, Anxiety
- Relationship/dating Issues
- Women’s Issues