KENDRA MIGUEZ M.A.
Director & Founder
As the Director and Founder of Colorado Women’s Center, Kendra has worked for many years in the field of psychotherapy and counseling and is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. She believes that there is an innate goodness and capability for growth in every individual. She uses a non-judgmental, compassionate approach to assist her clients in finding their own empowerment.
Through validation, acceptance, and a strong focus on mindfulness, Kendra meets her clients wherever they are in their growth process. She uses skills obtained from her education in both child and adult psychology to honor the child and adult within each individual. Kendra is also a long-time practitioner of yoga and strongly believes in the importance of a healthy relationship between the mind and the body.
Kendra has specialized training in various modalities of therapy, including Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Transpersonal Counseling, Somatic Therapy, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, Yoga and Meditation, and the Enneagram.
Kendra Miguez holds two Masters degrees in psychology (Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver and Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University).
While pursuing her Masters in Educational Psychology, Kendra gained a strong understanding of child development from birth to adulthood. This knowledge allowed her to fully appreciate the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and educational growth a human being experiences throughout the lifespan. Studying children also allowed her to make close connections with parents, and it was the appreciation of these intimate experiences that ultimately guided her to pursue another Masters degree, this time focusing more on adult behavior.
In addition, Kendra is a mother of two young boys and a step-mother of one. In her free time, she enjoys reading, laughing, being in nature, practicing yoga, learning about natural medicine, and spending time with her friends and family.
KATHLEEN SULLIVAN M.A.
Therapist & Counselor
Kathleen moved to Colorado from her hometown of Chicago, to pursue her Masters of Arts degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2010. Following her move to Boulder, she was a mentor for at-risk adolescents, where she grew inspired to support teens in identifying their values, goals and personal power in the world. Following graduation, Kathleen served as a Life Skills Counselor at a young adult treatment program in Boulder for four years, where she supported clients in their treatment for depression, anxiety, addiction, codependency and identity issues. From this experience, she recognizes the fluid nature of identity and the vulnerability that exist in developmental transition throughout the lifespan. Kathleen has specialized training in various modality of therapy including Somatic Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Transpersonal Counseling, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Yoga and Meditation, and the Enneagram.
Kathleen believes that healing happens through relationship, and that humans, especially women, are wired for connection. Through the therapeutic relationship, Kathleen provides a nonjudgemental witness for her clients to explore issues they face in their lives. She believes that people are fundamentally whole and complete as they are, and is honored to help guild her clients back into a relationship of compassion with themselves. Kathleen takes a body centered approach in her session, believing that the body is the doorway into her clients present moment experience, and that by cultivating mindful awareness of their mental, emotional and physical experience, clients can make more conscious choices towards healthy behavioral change which leads to increase in personal power and ultimately freedom. She believes that healing is a process, and requires a balance between self and other, mind and body, and intention and action and provides practical skills and psycho-education around achieving this balance.
Kathleen is a long time practitioner of yoga and dance and credits much of her personal healing to developing a mindful and intentional relationship with her body. In her free time, Kathleen enjoys laughing with friends, exploring nature with her dog, Nellie, and seeing live music around Boulder.
Contact the Colorado Women’s Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our amazing counselors and therapists and begin to discover your feminine power and freedom!