About Kathryn C. Shafer

For over 30 years Kathryn Shafer Ph.D., LCSW, CAP, E-IAYT is known for her work as a trauma and addiction psychotherapist in her private practice at Limitless Potentials 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.  As a licensed clinician and certified addiction professional, she is a practitioner of mental imagery, is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, a graduate of the American Institute for Mental Imagery, is trained in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), is a registered yoga therapist (E-IAYT), and a Gottman Trained relationship therapist.  In therapy sessions she intersects tools from psychology, neuroscience, somatic, and cognitive behavioral therapies for the emotional and physical health of all age groups.  

During therapy sessions, Dr. Shafer intersects tools from psychology, neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy, and her yoga therapy training for the emotional and physical health of all age groups. As an educator, author, consultant, and yoga therapist, she has given presentations as a keynote and behavioral health workshops at over 40 conferences internationally. 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. Sharing her education, training, and experience with how she works with clients and applies self-regulation tools in her own life, Dr. Shafer offers supervision and training for whole body health. At her office she offers individual, group, couples, family, yoga therapy and supervision.

Educator/ Trainer/ Supervisor

As an educator, author, and consultant, Dr. Shafer has given presentations as a key note, conducts lifestyle workshops at over 40 conferences internationally, and has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs to discuss topics pertaining to chronic health issues (asthma, trauma, Cancer), mood disorders (bipolar, anxiety, depression), trauma, PTSD, and the addictions.  Sharing how she teaches clients and applies self-regulation tools in her own life, she offers life management skill training for whole body health.  At her office she offers individual, group, couples, family, EMDR, and yoga therapy.

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Achievements in the Community

In her career as a certified addiction professional and mental health professional, Dr. Shafer was among a team of professionals that launched and created the first Chemical Dependency residential treatment center in New York City called Stuyvesant Square at Beth Israel Medical Center.  She conducts interventions helping families obtain treatment for addicted loved ones, provides assessments for Employee Assistance Programs regarding performance concerns, and is a certified yoga therapist addressing physical issues such as chronic pain, and aging.

Dr. Shafer completed her doctorate designing an international substance abuse training during the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Other international and training efforts a study abroad program for students in Costa Rica, and as a consultant for a residential addiction program in Nicaragua.  She has taught yoga therapy for addicted older adults in residential treatment, homeless addicted women, and for children and teens at residential psychiatric programs. Dr. Shafer completed her Asthanga Yoga Teacher training in Mysore, India. Her forensic work includes custody evaluations on parenting, parental alienation, domestic violence, and for older adults desiring to remain independent.

Creating the Fun™ program (after being hit by a drunk driver while running) she is a cognitive behavioral and somatic therapist.  Integrating conventional and alternative practices, she infuses evidence-based practices in her clinical practice. Education about behavioral interventions such as Ayurveda and nutrition, exercise, meditation, daily mindfulness self-care routines, and equality in relationships are her comprehensive approach for mindbody health. There are bimonthly groups for women, and coed recovery groups.  Yoga (private and group classes) at her office and are taught by Dr. Shafer and a variety of other yoga teachers.  Zoom and telehealth therapy are options when in office sessions are not possible.

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