Kathy  Sterling

Kathy Sterling


Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Colorado Accepting Online
City Park West Accepting In-person
Updated January 23, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Parenting
  • Stress management
  • Assertiveness
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Kathy Sterling is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Denver, CO. Kathy works with young adults, adults, and parents. Her clients begin therapy because they struggle to feel balanced in their lives, whether that’s due their mind being occupied by racing thoughts or emotional exhaustion. They feel nervous, anxious, or unsettled despite trying to relax or be present. This can negatively impact their schoolwork, work performance, or even relationships.

Kathy is a Contemplative Counselor, which means that she incorporates both Buddhist and Western practices into her work with clients. Clients learn how to see their mental health condition or distress from different perspectives, further understanding their discomfort and accepting that their emotions may not happen in stable patterns. Kathy teaches clients mindfulness techniques like meditation, through which clients can ground themselves and boost their self-awareness. Kathy also draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a common thoughts-based therapy modality that helps clients connect their thoughts to their feelings and their actions.

Kathy earned a degree in Contemplative Therapy from Naropa University. She has nearly ten years of clinical experience, and is certified in Synergetic Play therapy. Her goal is to help clients learn how to moderate their nervous systems and to accept their body’s natural ups and downs.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Kathy Sterling is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $135 (50min)


Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 7pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm for consultations only
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

City Park West practice
1575 N Franklin St, Denver, Colorado 80218
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 7pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Sterling Wellness Services, LLC, Private Practice Therapist, 2014 - Present
Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Integrative Care Clinician/Therapist, 2019 - 2022
Community Reach Center, Crisis Therapist, School-Based Therapist, 2014 - 2019
Naropa University, Professor's Assistant in Contemplative Psychology Program, 2014 - 2015
Mental Health Partners, Crisis Counselor, 2014 - 2014

Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, Certificate, 2019
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR), Certificate, 2017
Love & Logic Instructor Training, Certificate, 2016
Naropa University, MA n Contemplative Psychotherapy, 2014
Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Training, Certificate, 2014
Youth Mental Health First Aid , Certificate, 2014


Colorado: LPC.0013927