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Riversage Family Counseling
Specializing in treating complex issues with strength and compassion

Kate Niles, MA, LCSW



I first lived in Durango as a 4th and 5th grader before moving to Southern California. I came back to Colorado for college, attending Colorado College in Colorado Springs. I then received a Master’s in Anthropology from UNM before being faced with my own journey to heal. After a varied career as an archeologist, writer, and teacher (high school and college), I have at long last arrived at what I feel is my true calling. I fell in love with the therapeutic process as a client, and I am still in love with its power to heal and transform others. I also realize that I can only do my best work with others as long as I continue to work on myself.
I received my MSW from New Mexico Highlands University, Farmington campus. I have worked in probation, nonprofit, community mental health, and private practice settings since embarking on this path. I have trainings in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, The Hendricks Approach, body-centered psychotherapy, family systems, and other techniques. I have a special interest in transpersonal psychology, particularly through neo-Jungian and mindfulness lenses, since I firmly believe that no journey is successful unless we can make meaning out of it for ourselves. Even the most neurobiological of mental distress has to be made relevant to our daily lives at a spiritual level. I tend to combine approaches as necessary to heal the whole person.
I specialize in self-harming and at-risk teens (I admit it – they love me! Usually...), family systems dynamics (especially addictive family systems), relationship issues, and life transitions. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, and Aspberger’s Syndrome are all areas I have deeply explored with my clients. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and enjoy expanding my abilities to work with a multitude of problems.

Kate Niles, MA, LCSW, 970-759-1868
kate@riversagecounseling.com
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