Hello, my name is Katie Bisbee-Peek. My passion and drive are to support, encourage, and empower the people I work with. Whether you are facing a life crisis, needing a little extra hand, or seeking out long term counseling, I would be happy to talk to you to see how I can help.
My specialty includes working with youth/adolescents, families, individuals, life transitions, and offense specific treatment. My professional background includes working in the schools, both high school and middle school, working as a day treatment therapist, and as an in-home family therapist. I have witnessed the powerful, positive changes in families when they come together to make transformations in their life both as individuals and as a family.
My aspiration is to help teens/youth have a voice, to be heard, to be understood by people in their life. To help parents connect and build stronger/healthier relationships with their son or daughter. Being a young adult can be challenging with relationships, careers/jobs, and families. To find your identity and what your purpose is are difficult questions. I am here to support and guide you to explore the answers to these questions.
People ask me “why to do work with teenagers”…my response is, because “I love them, and let’s face it…I never really grew up myself ;)”
From my experience as an in-home family counselor in Denver, I have truly gotten to know each and every family inside and out, from their house decorations, to their daily schedules, greeting their pets as I walk in the door, getting down to the nightly gritty of the bigger issues that need to be talked about, even that big elephant in the room. I carry this experience and way of thinking into my private practice. I find therapy does not stop in an office but rather it is carried over in everyday life, from the dinner table, to school, to work, to social gathering. This is an important skill that I help families recognize and apply to their own lives.
I have been and will continue to be part of the great support system in the schools when applicable. I strongly encourage families to find a supportive person or persons in their lives and schools to help with academic success, social success, and career success with every member of the family. With my experience and background I can help support and advocate for every student and family to find the support they need.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with two master degrees in clinical counseling and school counseling.
As A Therapist
I am not the expert on anybody’s life. I believe in empowering the people I work with and helping them to find themselves. I have a genuine interest in connecting with people and learning more about them and their family. Finding the right connection when searching for a therapist is the most important thing to do. I believe in creating an environment where it is safe and welcoming for each individual and family.
I love to laugh and use humor in my therapy.
Laughter can be a huge part of the healing process! I would love to meet you to see if we are a good therapeutic fit. If we are not, I am happy to help find you and/or your family a therapist that is a good match for you.
What I’ve also found recently is that I am drawn to be a “Counselor for the Counselor.”
Yep! Counselors need counselors too. In fact, they give so much to their clients, they often don’t give enough to themselves. It’s common in the profession and I’ve realized that specializing in this area helps me support my fellow therapists and grow in my own practice. I relate to other counselors because I am one myself. And, that offers me a unique service for those in my industry. I enjoy working with other counselors in the community. Counselors need counseling too, we are human and have stuff that needs to be worked out! You are not alone.
I have lived in Colorado for most of my life and love the outdoors; it is a nice coincidence that my last name is Peek! I was adopted from Colombia along with my younger brother and sister at a young age to wonderful, loving, and caring parents. Together as a family we grew up with the power of love and support of each other (like some teenagers, I too, at times did not see the love and support. Yes, there were times when I told my parents I hated them). We had really good times and really bad times. My family has helped me become the person I am today. Like many young teenagers I was not sure what I would do after high school. Though, from my solo study abroad program in Spain, I definitely learned that I love to travel!
After high school, I attended college, but then what would I do? It was my senior year in a psychology class that I realized I wanted to go into the field of psychology. I graduated with a degree in psychology, but then I was still not sure what I wanted to do. With the personal experience of seeing positive changes in my sibling’s life with the help of counseling and how it strengthened us all as a family, I knew I wanted to help others experience a positive change in their life. Throughout my journey in school and personally, I continued to find myself as a therapist and developed my specialty.
Video: Why I decided to get into the mental health profession.
I often see myself as a seed planter, and in time, even if I can’t see it or am around to see it, the seed will grow!
I live to help people make positive changes for themselves in hopes to better their life. I look forward to hearing from you! If you think you might be ready to meet for a consultation with me, please feel free to email me to easily schedule. Pick your own time and date right at your fingertips. Just click here to start.