Kathryn Schafer, PhD, LCSW, 500RYT, has worked as a psychotherapist for over three decades. Her private practice is located at Limitless Potentials, Inc. in Jupiter, Florida. Dr. Schafer utilizes mental imagery as well as techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and a range of holistic somatic therapies to help the people in her care. She works with individuals from all age groups who are seeking to improve their physical or emotional health.
In addition to her work as a therapist, Dr. Schafer is also an active consultant, author, lifestyle coach, and educator. She has spoken at over 40 international conferences, and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, bipolar issues, depression, posttraumatic stress, chronic health issues, and addiction.
Dr. Schafer currently conducts workshops on how people can live healthier and more positive lives. Common topics include nutrition, exercise, and meditation. As a person who has overcome asthma, stage 3 breast cancer, and being hit by a drunk driver, she is able to share many of her own experiences and self regulation techniques. She has a passion for helping people find healthy ways to manage major life stressors such as uncontrolled anger, relationship issues, aging, and self-harming practices.
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Dr. Kathryn Schafer earned her PhD after designing an international chemical dependence program during the collapse of the former Soviet Union. She is also a graduate of the American Institute for Mental Imagery. One of her most notable mental health achievements is working on the team that established Stuyvesant Square at Beth Israel Medical Center—New York City's first residential treatment center for substance dependence. She currently provides professional assistance to families experiencing drug addiction and assesses individuals with substance dependence concerns for Employee Assistance Programs. On the international stage, she works as a consultant for a residential care program for addiction in Nicaragua, and supports a study abroad program on addiction for students in Costa Rica.
As a certified Lifeforce yoga instructor, Dr. Schafer is keenly aware of the many therapeutic benefits of yoga. She has researched and published many of her findings. She received training as an Asthanga yoga teacher from Yogafit in Mysore, India, and provides yoga therapy for older adults with addiction at the Hanley-Hazelden Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She also provides forensic work when evaluating cases involving parental alienation or older adults who desire independence.
Dr. Schafer is the creator of the Fun™ Life Skills program and integrates effective conventional and alternative techniques in her clinical practice. Besides conventional mental health care services, she provides bi-monthly groups for women, coed recovery groups, as well as public and group yoga classes at her office.