Katie Grace MacElveen, PhD
PhD, Union Institute and University, Clinical Psychology, 1997
BA, Regis College, Elementary Education, 1985
Grew Up In:
In Wilderness Therapy Since:
Primary Population Served at Open Sky:
Areas of Clinical Expertise:
Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Addiction Recovery, Self Harm, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Disordered Eating & Body Image Issues, Sexual Identity Issues, Educational Challenges, Failure to Launch, Complex Family Issues
A Colorado native, Dr. Katie Grace MacElveen earned a BA in Experiential and Environmental Education from Regis College in Denver, Colorado in 1985. She completed her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the Union Institute & University with an emphasis in Developmental and Body-Centered Psychology. A natural systems thinker, her doctoral dissertation was a cross-cultural study of embodiment and somatic practices, such as adventure education, to support the positive growth and development of girls and women.
Dr. Katie Grace has worked as a psychologist in a variety of settings, including adolescent and adult inpatient and psychiatric programs, and private practice. A natural educator, Dr. Katie Grace taught psychology and communications at colleges and universities, including Naropa University, Fort Lewis College, and Duke University’s MBA program. Dr. Katie Grace has also worked extensively as an organizational consultant, facilitating leadership and diversity awareness programs for entrepreneurs and executives in firms such as UBS, Motorola, and Microsoft.
Dr. Katie Grace’s areas of clinical expertise include mood disorders, anxiety, addiction recovery, self-harm, grief & loss, trauma, disordered eating/body image issues, sexual identity issues, educational challenges, failure to launch, and complex family issues. Dr. Katie Grace is known for her empathy, clear guidance, and steadfast support of clients as they focus on development and healing.
Dr. Katie Grace has successfully launched two children of her own who are dynamic young adults. A long time dancer, martial artist, and meditator, Katie Grace loves to play outside, especially with her kids. When she’s not at work you will find her swimming wild waters, surfing, wandering on foot/skis through the backcountry, or playing her guitar near a lake.