Reviews and testimonials pulled from various public sources (including Google, Healthgrades, and Facebook) as well as some that have been directly submitted with permission to publish.
Beautiful blend of intellectual knowledge and spiritual wisdom.
If you are looking for someone who walks the talk, Dr. Kathy Shafer is the one for you! Dr. Shafer is an author and has decades of personal and professional experience. Dr. Shafer is a beautiful blend of intellectual knowledge and spiritual wisdom. She is extremely respected by her peers, and by her current and past clients. I first met Dr. Shafer in 1988 and have experienced her work firsthand as a client, as a student, and as a mentee. I am so grateful for all that she has contributed to my life over the years.
Inspires me to live my best life.
The first time I met Dr. Shafer, I knew I wanted to become a client of hers. Her genuine and caring personality was one of the first things I saw in her. Her professionalism and knowledge, along side her zest for life inspires me to “live my best life”. I am lucky to have found Dr. Shafer and learn from her. I look forward to every appointment knowing I will leave with new tools for life!
Dr. Kathy Shafer is a LifeForce yoga practitioner who incorporates these Yoga skills into the clinical setting.
Founder of LifeForce Yoga, author of Temple Dancer, Yoga Skills for Therapists and Yoga for Depression
Highly Recommend Attending These Workshops
For beginners and experienced yoga practitioners alike, the workshop is great for everyone! Both Dr. Shafer and Dr. Tebb are extremely passionate presenters, and they clearly care a lot about bringing yoga practices into mental health. And they have an abundance of knowledge and experience! I learned a great deal from their hands-on approach, and I have already incorporated these yoga experiences into my personal and professional practice. I would highly recommend attending their workshops!
I have known and personally worked with Kathy (Dr. Shafer) in serving client systems since 2006. She has provided our organization (Genesis House) with continued oversight, consultation, and training for DCF substance abuse licensing. As a colleague and fellow LCSW, I personally know of her core values and services to emulate on a micro (individual therapy), mezzo (group/family therapy), and macro (community) level. In addition to the conventional therapy models she utilizes, she also provides extensive holistic healing via yoga and meditation therapies.
Gotten our family through difficult moments.
I’ve been going to Dr. Shafer for more than 6 years – in fact my whole family has been at one time or another. She has truly gotten us through some difficult moments and continues to be there for us when we need her. It’s a no brainer to recommend her!!
Dedicated to the mental health and wellness of her patients.
I love the fun programs that Dr. Shafer offers. The yoga nidra is especially relaxing. I also enjoy the different workshops Dr. S organizes. She is dedicated to the mental health and wellness of her patients. She is an extremely qualified therapist who is constantly adding to her qualifications. An inspiration to all.
Gifted, kind, insightful.
Dr Shafer is gifted, kind and insightful. No nonsense and to the point in her analysis. If you are really looking for a solution or answer? Call!
Kind, caring, compassionate.
Kathy Shafer is a kind, caring, compassionate person and an excellent therapist. She is able to help you be comfortable in your own skin and find your own center. She gives you the tools to look inside for your own answers and is right there with you when you need her.
Bravo Kathy! Excellent & Fluid!
“You both covered a considerable amount of material with significant background information and progressed from basics to the tip of clinical depth in a relatively smooth progression. Having only a minor insight into the benefits of mindfulness in reducing stress and mapping a pathway for integrative living, the grounds you both covered whetted some of our appetites for more! An extraordinary overview with enough connection to stimulate a desire for more! Thank you. A far cry from the “Brief Therapy” course you presented at Hanley decades ago! We are destined to meet I have some photographs of you buried in my archive from a Moments of Change Conference where you bonded with a Yoga Teacher and I think you two were off to India! For intensive study Bravo Kathy! Excellent & Fluid!”
Integral, inspiring, informed and engaging!
I have known Dr. Shafer both professionally and personally for over 14 years. I have found Dr. Shafer to be integral, inspiring, informed and engaging. She continues to challenge herself to grow spiritually as well as expand her knowledge base to be on the cutting edge of the ever evolving field of psychology. Dr. Shafer’s vast experience, knowledge and creativity gives birth to an experience that’s interactive and fun. I most admire Dr. Shafer’s commitment to making this world a better place one cause at a time, one workshop at a time, one class at a time, one family at a time, one life at a time.
Her approach was direct, professional and light-hearted.
I was recommended to contact Dr. Shafer years ago when I faced life changing circumstances. Knowing her yoga background was a plus for me. Then I was so pleasantly surprised to have her canine with us in the first session. Yes! This is where I wanted to be. Her approach was direct, professional and light-hearted and she guided me through those rough times. I will always be grateful to have connected with her.
I highly recommend seeing Dr. Shafer.
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! 🙂
Dr. Shafer is a caring and compassionate therapist.
She genuinely supports you through life’s biggest challenges. Her goal and priority is always getting you on the right path to overall well being. If you’re looking for a therapist that is honest, knowledgeable, and supportive, than look no further than Dr. Shafer!
I love …great therapist…I highly recommend from personal experience
You are a God-send.
Dr, Shafer, I found your book (Asthma-Free in 21 Days) on Amazon. Was diagnosed as a perennial asthmatic as a child and have had problems with it during various stages throughout my life. I am 68 years old now and these exercises really work! You are a God-send. Thanks for the hard work you put into writing this book and for getting the message out. Here’s hoping that millions of other people are able to benefit from your work as I and many others have. Thank you, thank you, thank you!.
Highly recommend her EMDR expertise!
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 after the first appointment can help turn negatives into positives. I also highly recommend her EMDR expertise. She is truly a healing professional with a beautiful burst of positive energy.
Love this women!
She is the best, nicest therapist, before, during and after her fight with Cancer. She was there always, as best and when she could be. Love this women!
Dr Shafer is an excellent therapist!
I liked that we set goals for treatment, and work toward them! I always want the “bottom line truth” which she provides. I have made many positive changes in my life with her help!
Most caring and fun therapists ever!
Dr. Shafer is one of the most caring and fun therapists ever. We connected from the first meeting and have been building and deepening our relationship ever since.
She is a true blessing.
Helped Hone My Skills
The training offered me the opportunity to become more familiar with innovative and holistic interventions in relation to breath work, yoga, and movement in general. Practice sessions offered during the training, helped me to hone skills that I have since been able to weave into group and individual sessions.
Dr. Kathryn Shafer has earned the best score possible as my personal therapist.
It feels as though you are communicating with a good friend so you naturally feel totally at ease saying whatever you need or want to say. Of course, she is welcoming, knowledgable, intelligent, and extremely informative. She imparts seemingly small things like quips or poems or sayings that you simply take in at that moment…..but when the lightbulb (no, FLOODLIGHT) finally goes off in your head it is always a “WOW“ kind of moment. Kathy Shafer has helped me to see my personal life situations from different perspectives that has helped me be more accepting and understanding. I first went to see her as a “scared of everything” kind of person who worried about everything but now I’m more of the “bring it on, I can handle it and do what is necessary” kind of person. Big step in the right direction and it was Dr. Kathryn Shafer who got me there. Thank you so much, doc. 🙂
Kathy amazes me, inspires me and deserves all honors.
The strongest most generous and thoughtful, especially while battling for life! She’s always got your back. Kathy amazes me, inspires me and deserves all honors.
Yoga Nidra on Zoom!
Dear Dr. Kathy,
Her FUN program is genius!
Great Service. Dr. Shafer really knows how to listen and use techniques to get to the root of any problem. Her FUN program is genius!