Opening To Your Life: A Personal Transformation

Helping people design meaningful lives through transition and growth while providing the support you need to find deeper satisfaction in your life.

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Do you ever feel like there is more to life than what you see or experience? Do you feel stuck in your life or anxious about what the next phase will bring? Do you ever feel like you have so much to say but that your friends or family possibly couldn’t understand you? Are you tired of fighting with yourself and others? Or feel like something’s missing in your life? Maybe you wish you could figure out what makes you (and others) tick? Or wonder how to get yourself to the “next level” in your job or life?

If so, then this course is designed exactly for you! Join the Opening To Your Life program today at Transformation Counseling, LLC to discover more about who you are, your natural gifts and talents, as well as how to best energize and motivate yourself towards what you really want out of life and your relationships. We will also explore why you do what you do even if it isn’t working, and show you how to shift out of these unhelpful patterns into a new pattern of success in your life.

Some people want to know only how to change their behaviors in order to achieve the desired results- they're not really interested in the behind-the-scenes reasons why they do what they do. In this case, then the Coaching Track is for you! Designed to focus more on changing the behaviors of why you get stuck and offer some solutions for getting unstuck, this track is your solution to enhancing your life and relationships. Whether the goal is to resolve problems or to proactively broaden the understanding about one’s self and interactions with the world, a personal life coach is your solution to enhancing your life and relationships. Kate will help you increase your knowledge and awareness of what it takes to be successful, as well as guide you towards building the skills necessary to achieve this success, all within a safe and non-threatening environment.

On the other hand, some people are interested in a deeper journey of discovery of why they get stuck in their life or relationships and how to transform this place of stuckness into aliveness and deep satisfaction. It's a much deeper experience of connection that takes more time and investment. This is about change from the inside out. Like weeding a garden by getting on the ground and digging down to the roots and getting the weeds out by the roots so that they are gone once and for all. If this sounds like you, then the Counseling Track is designed specifically for you. Blending both coaching and therapeutic intervention, this track will help you explore and transform your stuck places into aliveness in a deeply transformative and sustainable way.

Both tracks include options for individual 50-minute sessions of distance coaching or counseling to be conducted by Facetime, Skype, video conferencing or by telephone, method to be determined by purchaser. Participants can also sign up for bulk sessions (4 sessions/per month) or monthly subscriptions. Sessions not to be scheduled more frequently than weekly unless agreed upon by both purchaser and Transformation Counseling, LLC. Individual sessions must be completed within 30 days of purchase or 60 days of purchase for the monthly subscription or bulk packages or else remaining session(s)/time(s) will be forfeited. All purchases are non-refundable and purchaser required to initiate scheduling.

This course is about decoding who you are and why you do what you do so that you can discover your best self and clear out what gets in the way of you moving towards a more deeply satisfying life. Tailored specifically to you and your needs, this individual approach helps you dig deeper into what gets you stuck in your life and what you can do to begin to unnleash your potential. Join us today to get started!

Your Instructor

Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC
Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Kate is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, through the use of affective and experiential therapy. She is a certified administrator/interpreter of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI ®), and has extensive training in the Enneagram system of personality typing. She also and facilitates group therapy for those interested in healing childhood and relationship trauma.

Kate is a certified facilitator of the 3 Keys to Self-Understanding, a ground-breaking approach to deep emotional healing, focused on restoring the mind-body-spirit connection, and has worked with this integrative and experiential healing approach for over fifteen years. Kate is also trained in Body Centered Gestalt Therapy from the Integrative Psychotherapy Training Program of Kansas City. She works with clients both in the United States and internationally as well.

Kate also facilitates self-exploration groups, classes and workshops using right brain techniques such as visual journaling, guided imagery, art, music, movement and creativity to get deeper than word and cognition into feelings. Kate has presented locally and nationally on these topics, and consults with community organizations, businesses, ministry groups and educational staff. She is interested in and currently working on innovative ways to blend technology and deep experiential healing practices, as additional forms of support for clients, to be used as supplements to therapeutic work.

In addition to her private counseling practice, Kate also teaches courses as graduate faculty in the Counseling Department at Webster University, including Group Practice, Human Growth & Development, Theoretical Approaches to Counseling, Counseling LGBTQIA Clients, and Integrating Creativity & Expressive Arts in Counseling.

She is the author of Soul Meditations: Building A Relationship That Lasts (A Guided Meditation Program), that incorporates experiential therapeutic exercises in digital audio format. Kate is also the host of "It's Older Than Words." , a podcast that takes the listener on a journey to a place that is deeper than words and older than time to explore how present day experiences are often connected to past unfinished emotional business from childhood. For more information, you can visit or contact her at:

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the experience start and finish?
The Opening To Your Life course starts now and ends after 30 days for those purchasing a single hour of distance coaching / counseling and 60 days for those purchasing the monthly bulk or subscription packageof 4 hours of distance coaching / counseling. Transformation Counseling, LLC is open to discussing different scheduling options as needed.
What is the difference between coaching and counseling?
Location. Location. Location. Coaching tends to focus more on changing behaviors of why people get stuck (first order change) whereas counseling is more about the underlying discovery of why we get stuck and how to transform this place of stuckness into aliveness and movement (second order change). An example of this might be wanting to quit smoking or lose weight. First order change focuses primarily on how to stop the smoking behavior or lose a few pounds. It's primary motivation is to change these things in your outside world. First order change is not concerned with the reasons why you began to smoke or gained weight. In second order change, the focus is primarily on the underlying reasons of why you began to smoke or gained weight in the first place. It's motivation is to understand and address these underlying issues with the idea being that as you can learn about the reasons for these coping behaviors and begin to meet the inherent needs within these reasons in different ways, then the behaviors just organically change on their own. So, coaching (first order change) is about changing in the outside world and eventually your inside world might catch up, whereas counseling (second order change) is about changing deeply inside and then organically the outside adapts to the new organization. Both are effective depending on what you are dealing with and what you want out of the experience.
What is distance counseling like?
Distance counseling, sometimes referred to as "telemental health, phone therapy or internet therapy" is similar to in person counseling, except that the services are provided by telephone or internet. Unlike traditional therapy, distance therapy does not have in person interaction. Different people offer different methods for delivering distance therapy. Distance therapists and coaches can provide services via phone, chat, video, or email. They may guide people through challenges using different types of communication technology. Together we will discuss and chose a method that you feel most comfortable with using.
What if I am unhappy with the experience?
Counseling and coaching can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. Counseling and coaching have also been shown to have many benefits for people who go through it. Counseling/coaching often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress to name a few. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience. It often takes more than one session to begin to feel a difference in your life. As such, all purchases are non-refundable.
How long do I have access to the experience?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 30 days for those who purchased a single hour of coaching / counseling and 60 days for those who purchased a monthly bulk or subscription package of coaching / counseling- across any and all devices you own. Transformation Counseling, LLC will also forward any relevant notes or materials discussed or exchanged in the program while enrolled to you via email and course platform and offers the option to record sessions through video conferencing.
Why choose distance therapy?
Some people prefer this type of treatment because they can get the benefits of therapy in their own homes or while traveling. Distance therapy can be a good fit for people who have difficulty accessing mental health services. It can also be useful in other situations. Some people feel more comfortable communicating openly via technology or email than in person with a therapist. Others may feel therapy is more accessible this way, since they do not know when they may need support the most. People who are new to therapy may find it easy to participate in distance therapy sessions. The fact that treatment takes place in the home may also reduce the stigma associated with receiving mental health services. (
Who uses distance therapy?
Distance therapy can be a good option for people who cannot access care due to location, health, or transportation issues. It may also be appealing to people who do not wish to meet in an office. As many important aspects of life are now available online, distance therapy may be therapy’s way of keeping up with the digital world. Distance therapy may be a good choice for people who live far from mental health resources. Those who have busy schedules or difficulty leaving home can also benefit from this form of mental health care. As well, those who want to work with a particular practitioner or style of therapy may choose distance therapy in order to have access to these resources. (www.goodtherapy,org)
How do I know if distance therapy is right for me?
Studies show that distance therapy is as effective as in person therapy for many issues. There are situations where distance therapy it is not recommended. For example, people with severe psychological or emotional issues may not do well with this type of treatment. People with schizophrenia, severe depression, bipolar, or suicidal thoughts may get more from traditional therapy. Individuals with these and other issues may need intensive care. Others who may not benefit from distance therapy are those who are uncomfortable with technology. People with little privacy at home and those who wish not to share personal matters over the internet or phone may also prefer other mental health options. (www, If you still have questions about whether you would be a good fit for distance therapy, feel free to contact Transformation Counseling, LLC at [email protected] to set up a short phone consultation to discuss your concerns before purchasing.
Will my insurance pay for distance counseling?
Transformation Counseling, LLC does not take direct insurance as payment for counseling services. For those clients in the Counseling Track, I will provide clients, upon request, with a monthly detailed receipt for sessions that you may use to submit to your insurance for out of network reimbursement coverage, dependent upon your individual insurance plan and policy. Some clients are able to use their HSA's (Health Savings Plan) and/or Flex Spending Plans (FSA) to pay for mental health services.

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