Dr. Kathryn Shafer, PHD

Dr. Kathryn Shafer, PHD

Psychotherapy  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Kathryn Shafer, PHD is a psychotherapist in Jupiter, FL. She specializes in psychotherapy, counseling, and more.Read her story

351 S US Highway 1 # 100

Jupiter, FL 33477

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(561) 799-6789

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  • MultiPlan

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This content was provided by Dr. Shafer "As a certified EMDR practitioner/consultant in training and trauma specialist, Dr. Kathy is a known expert in mass violence intervention training and mental health services for youth and young adults, parents, and families impacted by crisis and traumatic events. Furthermore, she is on the front line to help alleviate the emotional impact and drama of the episode. Dr. Kathy is passionate about providing training in crisis management as well as debriefing/self-care skills for first responders. Equally important as an educator, author, and consultant, Dr. Shafer has given presentations as a keynote and conducted lifestyle workshops at over 40 conferences internationally. Additionally, she has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs to discuss topics pertaining to chronic health issues (asthma, cancer), mood disorders (bipolar, anxiety, depression), trauma, PTSD, and the addictions. Achievements in the Community In addition to her achievements as a clinician, Dr. Shafer was among a team of professionals that launched the first chemical dependency residential treatment center in New York City, called Stuyvesant Square located at Beth Israel Medical Center. What is more, she conducts interventions helping families obtain treatment for addicted loved ones, assessments for Employee Assistance Programs regarding performance concerns, and is a certified yoga therapist to address physical issues such as chronic pain and aging. She is past board president of Gratitude House, a non-profit residential treatment center. It is important to note this was the only program in Palm Beach County providing services to addicted women, and pregnant women and their families. In addition, it was the only program in Palm Beach County to provide pre and post-natal care to pregnant addicted mothers and allowed to bring the newborns into treatment with them as long as they remained clean and sober. In addition to the work she does domestically, Dr. Shafer completed her doctorate designing an international substance abuse training during the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Moreover, her other international and training efforts include a study abroad program in Costa Rica, and consultant for a residential addiction program in Nicaragua. In a likewise fashion, she has taught yoga therapy for addicted older adults, homeless addicted women, and for children and teens at a long term residential psychiatric program. Her forensic work includes custody evaluations on parenting, parental alienation, and older adults desiring to remain independent. While recovering from an accident in which she was hit by a drunk driver while running and training for the NYC marathon, and healing herself from asthma, as a result she created the Fun™ program which utilizes conventional and alternative practices to health obstacles and beliefs created when impacted by trauma. Since then she has created programs to provide relief from other chronic health issues such as trauma, Lyme disease, and pain management. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shafer "For over 30 years Kathryn C. Shafer Ph.D., LCSW, CAP, LYFT, E-IAYT, has been known for her work as a psychotherapist, Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Yoga Therapist, author, and speaker internationally and at Limitless Potentials, Inc. her private practice, training, and yoga center in Jupiter, Florida. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at New York University in New York City, and her doctorate from Barry University in Miami, Florida.  Consequently, as a licensed clinician, Kathryn C. Shafer is a practitioner of mental imagery, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, Kathryn C. Shafer is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), is an EMDR consultant in training, trained in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and other mimdbody therapies.  "
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3  Specialties

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Social Work

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Shafer does not have any board certifications listed.

15  Conditions Treated

14  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Barry University / School Of Graduate Medical Science
    Other Education | Completed 1994
  • New York University
    Other Education | Completed 1983

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Kathryn Shafer, PHD
Dr. Shafer is amazing! She is extremely educated. Not only in the academic sense of the word, but also in life experience. Her knowledge, wisdom, quick wit, positive energy and genuine effort of making people feel at ease is so enjoyable. She listens carefully to issues brought to her and even...Read More
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Teresa H. in Wellington, Florida – Dec 30, 2017
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I highly recommend seeing Dr. Shafer. I have been going to her for several years and will continue to do so for many more. Her expertise is valuable as well as her passion for what she does. Dr. S is great! :-)
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