Office Location

Blue Opal Counseling and Art Therapy LLC
1201 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Video Conferencing Available

Contact Information

Phone: 785-789-3774

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.blueopalcounseling.com

Katherine Schwartz, MS, MPS, ATR-BC, RPT-S, LCPC, NCC

Education: 

Katherine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from Arizona State University, a Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute, and a Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.  Katherine has also completed advanced training in play therapy, sand tray therapy and trauma.

Experience:

Katherine has experience and competency in counseling, art therapy, and play therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  She has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings with a wide array of populations including:

  • Owner/Counselor/Art Therapist/Play Therapist in a group private practice
  • Owner/Counselor/Art Therapist/Play Therapist in a solo private practice
  • Counselor for adults in an immigration detention center
  • Counselor for adults in a county jail
  • Art Therapist for Native American men, women, children, and families in a residential treatment center for substance abuse disorders
  • Counselor/Art Therapist for high risk adult men with co-occurring disorders in a residential treatment center
  • Art Therapist/Play Therapist for abused and at-risk children, adolescents, and families living in homeless shelters and group homes
  • Art Therapist for an open art studio for adults with serious mental illness
  • Art Therapist for adults with serious mental illness living in group homes
  • Case manager for women and children in a domestic violence shelter

Additional Information: 

Katherine has been providing clinical supervision since 2012 for practicum students, interns and post-master’s therapists working towards professional credentials including the ATR, RPT and LCPC.  My approach is person-centered and holistic.  She strives to create and maintain a safe environment to facilitate trust and learning.  Katherine identifies and builds on the natural strengths of each supervisee so that they can grow and develop into the therapist they are meant to become.  Creativity, art making, sand trays and play are utilized in supervision to allow supervisees to creatively explore clinical and therapeutic concerns.  Goals for supervision are set collaboratively with each supervisee, so they can personalize their supervisory experience to their unique and individual needs.

Play Therapy Supervision Meeting Times:

Typically available for supervision Monday-Thursday mornings and afternoons.

Play Therapy Supervision Fees:

$75/hour for individual supervision
$25/hour per student for group supervision (3 person minimum)

Clinical Supervision:

Katherine offers simultaneous clinical supervision (along with play therapy supervision) for individuals seeking clinical licensure in professional counseling in Kansas and Illinois.

Clinical Supervision Meeting Times:

Typically available for supervision Monday-Thursday mornings and afternoons.

Clinical Supervision Fees:

$75/hour for individual supervision
$25/hour per student for group supervision (3 person minimum)