Kat Austin, MA, LPC, LAC, LMFT


Kat-AustinKat is excited about the opportunity to be in partnership with Collegiate Coaching Services. She serves CCS in three capacities—as a therapeutic coach, parent coach, and therapist. Kat has developed an expertise in each of the roles over the last 11 years working in the mental health field. Kat earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in couples and family therapy from the University of Colorado at Denver. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor, with a specialization licensure in the state of Colorado that indicates additional schooling and experience working with substance use problems. Kat also has specific training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) a therapy used for resolving the impacts of trauma, addiction, and performance enhancement.

Throughout Kat’s time in practice, she has focused on working with adolescents and young adults. She has worked in an array of settings ranging from residential programs, group homes, transitional living programs, outpatient, and for Boulder County Drug Courts. Currently, Kat has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. Her practice opened in 2009 and has been growing since. Kat specializes in the treatment of adolescents and young adult clients with impulse control issues such as substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, and self-harming issues. Kat’s practice is also focused on family therapy, as she believes that a clients issues’ cannot be resolved without changing parts of the family system. She is happy to collaborate with the CCS team as a contractor through her practice.

Kat is passionate about working with adolescents and young adults. It is her favorite population to work with. Kat works with clients from a collaborative, strength-based approach. Kat’s work is focused in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and comes from a humanistic foundation. The adolescent/young adult years can be difficult to navigate through and have the struggle of individuating from their parents. Kat will guide adolescents and young adults through this difficult time—helping them develop more emotional awareness, coping skills, and realizing their individuality and resiliency.

Kat has lived in Boulder since 1997 and loves it. She is an avid runner and hiker. On the weekends, you will often find her on the trails with her two dogs running beside her. Kat also loves to cook and finds the time on the weekends to make wonderful meals for her family.