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At SMART Therapy Center, we believe in a non-judgmental holistic model of the Whole-brain approach of mental health.
Dai Kato, MA is a clinical mental health family therapist certified by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a founder of SMART therapy. Currently, he has a private therapy practice in Boulder, Colorado. 14 years ago, he started working at a psychiatric transitional facility in Tokyo, Japan as a residential caregiver. He was the sole caregiver at this halfway house and lived with 5 clients who were right out from psychiatric hospitals. All of his clients were diagnosed with either Schizophrenia, Autism, or Intellectual Development Disorders. After moving to Colorado in 2006, he was a researcher at CU-Boulder Communication Department. He has been a Clinical Support Professional at Naropa University Graduate School of Counseling Psychology teaching Buddhist Psychology, Group Counseling, and Contemplative Counseling Skills. His previous practice as a mediator at Judicial courts has shifted into the clinical field as a family therapist. He is a registered psychotherapist and earning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist credential in Colorado. He is originally from Japan and started his Zen meditation practice at age of seven at Eiheiji Zen Head Monastery. He attended a Japanese Private Christian school for ten years.
Greetings, My name is Casey McCarthy and I am a registered therapist with the state of Colorado. My approach is Holistic, Transpersonal/Existential, and Trauma-Informed, while also relying heavily on the creation of autonomy and meaning. My approach takes into account the unique circumstances, struggles, and strengths that are brought to each session.
My approach to psychotherapy is particularly effective for people who are struggling to overcome traumatic and damaging life experiences, including adult survivors of childhood abuse, veterans, individuals in the GLBTQIA community, and others who have had to cope with severe hardship. I have also found that my approach works well for individuals from alternative backgrounds, lifestyles, and spiritual paths, who struggle to integrate their beliefs and identities with their experiences of the world around them.
Additionally, I work with trauma and dissociation-related difficulties, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and other Dissociative Disorders. I also work with issues related to distressing emotions such as shame, guilt, and anxiety.
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