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I had no idea how much astrology would help me understand my lifelong issues! I went to Kara on a recommendation from a co-worker to get my chart done. When I walked into her office, I felt so comfortable and at ease. It’s beautiful! I have had my chart read by other astrologers, but her reading was the most accurate and detailed reading I have ever had. And she was able to explain to me from a psychological perspective how to overcome some of the “hard aspects” in my life. I left her session feeling empowered and excited about my life for the first time in years.
My husband and I were recommended to Kara after we shared with some friends we were going to be filing for divorce. They suggested we contact her before we finalized the paperwork. To be honest, staying together was the last thing on our minds at that point; but because we have kids, we thought we should at least try counseling.
To say “what we discovered about ourselves was shocking” is an understatement. We both came to realize it was our own individual issues that were causing the relationship to fail. Kara helped us stop the blame game, address childhood traumas, and learn how to be in a healthy relationship for the first time in our lives. We are happy to report we never had to file that paperwork. Marriage is a big job, but the reward of a healthy marriage is worth every moment. Our kids thank us too! ~ Maria and Jackson
Kara is intuitive, gentle, caring, honest and so advanced in what she does. I would highly recommend Kara for any and all the services she provides!! Absolutely fantastic.
Thank you Kara for being such a wonderful spiritual guide in my life!!!
My husband and I were considering an “open relationship” based on some videos I had watched online, but were not sure how to go about doing it. Our marriage had reached “dead air” and both of us were ready to experience new people in our relationship, but not willing or wanting to divorce. So we had heard about Kara through some friends of ours who participate in that kind of lifestyle, and they told us they had had a professional and helpful experience working with Kara in the past.
Boy were we surprised after only one month of working with her! Not only did we work on our marriage but we ended up deeply working on our own selves. By the time we completed our goals, we had successfully and safely opened up our marriage and our marriage became better than ever. Over time we shared our life choice with our children, and have maintained a mutually respecting and loving relationship with each other and our mutual partners. Life is good!
~ Renee and Christian
Last fall I decided to contact Ms. Catrelle. I had been to several other therapists in the past which were helpful, however, I hit a roadblock with the last one. My therapist at that time suggested I give her a call since she worked in Depth Psychology and the study of the unconscious. Within the first month of therapy, I began to move forward again as the deep work in my sessions with her really opened up and cleared out old patterns that were unconsciously playing themselves out — mostly through my many successive relationships and affairs I sought out while in my marriage of 22 years. I became aware of my own self-sabotaging behaviors and projected idealism onto my partners. This was a huge breakthrough for me.
I also learned about the importance of my dreams and how to work with them. I’m happy to say, the load feels much lighter now. Unfortunately, I was not able to save my long-term marriage, however, I am now in a monogamous new relationship and am better equipped to be in a more conscious and self-aware long-term relationship. Most importantly, I realize WHY I was having so many affairs, and that the problem was really within me. I finally stopped blaming everyone else for something only I could change.
I met Kara at one her workshops on Ayurveda. I didn’t know anything about Ayurveda (not even how to pronounce it!), but after I heard her talk, I decided I would have a consultation done with her. Much to my surprise during our session, we covered everything from my medical and food history to emotional/stress concerns and even my astrological signs. She showed me how I could live more in alignment with my soul’s desire by examining my Vedic Astrology chart, and also explained how my own unique physical and psychological constitution (doshas) needed to be incorporated into a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.
I had been suffering with digestive problems for most of my life, and she outlined a meal plan (including recipes), a daily routine that included warm oil massage and yoga asanas specific to my doshas, and taught me meditation that would also help keep my stress levels low. What I enjoyed most was feeling like I had finally experienced a treatment plan that actually made sense and was going to work. And it did! I have actually lost 12 pounds, my energy levels are much higher, and my chronic low back pain has stopped.
I had recently undergone surgery due to prostate cancer and was having residual sexual side effects which caused my partner and I much stress and confusion in our relationship. We thought about opening up our partnership, however, a therapist at Aurora recommended we work with Kara for sex therapy. Kara was kind, caring and professional in the interview process, and reassured us that despite “mechanical difficulties” post-op, Rick and I could continue to have a satisfying and meaningful relationship. The good news is that over time I have now recovered 85% of my pre-op erectile capacity.
~ Paul & Rick
“Kara is a gifted healer who helps all people embrace who they are and become who they want to be. I was referred to Kara by a local trans organization when I decided to begin physically transitioning to male. Kara saw me for who I was and helped me to become a man, but I continued to see her because I wanted to become a better human being. She not only helped me to transition physically, but spiritually as well, and I love who I am today.”
“Kara guided me through a difficult time in my life and provided me with the support I knew I needed but did not know how to get. She also helped me learn to ask “the right questions” of myself, and encouraged me to trust my own intuition – her approach gave me permission to become stronger, more independent and more confident in my decisions. My business has grown and I make more money now. But most importantly, I am happier than ever.”
“I received a gift certificate for my birthday to come in for a reading with Ms. Catrelle. I had never had a “reading” of any type in the past and did not know what to expect. Ms. Catrelle was understanding and comforting on the phone and helped me decide which reading would be a good fit for me. The entire experience was professional, ethical, accurate, and surprisingly practical. She really helped me discern what choices I needed to make to live a life that was more fulfilling and create boundaries that I was seriously lacking. I have referred friends and family to her now as well – we just love her!
“I have been having phone sessions with Kara now for over three years. I enjoy checking in with her for guidance through tarot and vedic astrology consultations as well as health and wellness through her knowledge of Ayurveda. She really helps to keep me on a more conscious path and deeper understanding of all the different aspects of my life, i.e. family, career, health, etc. She even teaches me how to live my life in more balance with the seasons and times of my life. This alone has completely changed how I live.
Working with her is not “easy street” in the sense that she helps you see your shadow AND your light and holds her clients 100% accountable for their own lives. I was in the spiritual communities for a long time, but they were only focusing on the positive, and I wondered why I was getting more and more depressed and withdrawn from life, rather than living my own authentic life – here and now. She knows how to bring you back to Earth – embracing the dark and the light, and getting grounded in reality. She has taught me so much.
“My husband and I sought out Ms. Catrelle’s help for our young son who was showing signs of gender confusion and sharing suicidal thoughts with us. From the moment we first talked to Ms. Catrelle on the telephone, we knew real help had arrived. She helped not only my husband and me, but our entire family, as our older children were really struggling with what was going on. In a storm of confusion, she instantly brought a sense of peace and calm into our life – as well as unbelievable caring, education and inspiration. We will forever be grateful for her guidance during that very difficult time. We are happy to say that our (now) daughter has fully transitioned and our family is living a happy and mutually satisfying life together.
“Kara helped me learn to be in relationship with others, which then helped me to become more secure in my own sense of self and what I valued. I realized that being in a relationship did not come with a manual (LOL), and she helped me learn the skills necessary to look for and eventually be in a healthy relationship. She used a “consciousness-based relationship” approach, which not only helped me heal the relationship with my current partner, but helped me heal the wounds that brought us together. I was also grateful that she worked with gay couples. Her ability to help both my partner and me was professional, caring and sincere.
~ Michael & Joseph
“My wife and I came to see Kara when we were on the verge of divorce after being married for seven years. She helped us see that we were blaming each other rather than taking the time to look within our own self. I’m happy to say we are still married and have taken our marriage to a new level with Kara’s help. We now know how to communicate and see the joy in each other. I referred several of my friends to her after having such a great experience.”
~ Jim & Nancy
“I initially came to see Ms. Catrelle for a tarot reading, but soon after found myself coming in for psychotherapy sessions. I have had many tarot readings in the past, but her reading was completely different than the ones I had received from other people. She was able to help me process and integrate the issues that were coming up in my cards and also help me to see where I was blocking my own progress. I liked how she used tarot and other tools in our work together. I learned so much about myself, and have gone on to learn how to read Tarot now.
“My healing practice was suffering and I had developed much fear in my life. I started experiencing panic attacks and began withdrawing from life. I sought out her guidance to help me get out of a very dark place. She gave me several tools in the very first session to decrease the fear that I was experiencing on a daily basis. She was professional and grounded, and I could tell she had done a lot of her own work. The panic attacks stopped the night I saw her, and she continues to teach me new and innovative ways to reach my highest potential. Thanks, Kara!”
“I called Kara in a state of deep depression and hopelessness. I had tried every diet imaginable and lived the majority of my life on a yo-yo rollercoaster of weight loss and weight gain. As a final attempt, I started working with a life coach. This started off to be a great experience, but I soon found myself in a horrific state of depression. The abuse I had experienced as a child came to the surface. The life coach I was working with at the time did not feel she was skilled enough to handle or treat the hopeless feelings I was having, so I searched online for someone else. Kara helped me heal a vicious cycle of trauma and reclaim my life. I accomplished my weight loss goals while working with her, and have been able to keep the weight off to this day – it has been about one year since working with her. If you think you may want to work with her, I would encourage you to give her a call and see what you think.”