Jasmyne Kettwick, MAMFT, LMFT, RPT, CSST

Hello, I’m Jasmyne!

Executive Director of Relate Family Therapy and Counseling, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist, Systemic Sandplay Therapist

 

As a native Iowan, I am a Midwestern girl at heart. My biggest act of rebellion as a teen was to forgo being a Cyclone or Hawkeye to be a Pioneer at the University of Denver. I fell in love with Colorado. After testing out many parts of the US, including Chicago, New York City, San Diego, and San Francisco with my family, we decided to settle down here in the Denver area. My husband and I have three kids and one fur baby; a dog that likes to remind everyone that she was here first. Singing and performing is a huge part of my history. Growing up, I would spend hours making music, practicing for shows, and being on stage. My performing took me to New York, but while I was there, I started to sense that I needed more of a genuine connection with others through my work. Yet, I can still be caught belting out a show tune from time to time.

I enjoy helping families heal their relationships and form even stronger bonds. Watching a family that has been disconnected and disengaged come around and laugh together is a great moment for me- and for them. Ultimately working to get beyond the trauma, behavioral concerns, past resentments, and pain to find the underlying issues in the family is powerful.

I attended the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant University in San Diego for my Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy.  In my 12 years of experience in mental health, my first role was as a program director for a Residential Treatment Facility for teens. Next, at Rady Children’s Hospital, I collaborated with psychiatrists to create the most complete model of care for the kids in Outpatient Psychiatry. It was there that I began to recognize the value of working with the whole family to make the biggest impact on a child. Complex trauma and needs were often worked through with families by addressing attachment concerns or issues with rules and roles in the family.
Jasmyne Kettwick | Therapist at Relate Family Therapy & Counseling in Centennial, Colorado

Hello, I’m Jasmyne!

Executive Director of Relate Family Therapy and Counseling, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist, Systemic Sandplay Therapist

I enjoy helping families heal their relationships and form even stronger bonds. Watching a family that has been disconnected and disengaged come around and laugh together is a great moment for me- and for them. Ultimately working to get beyond the trauma, behavioral concerns, past resentments, and pain to find the underlying issues in the family is powerful.

As a native Iowan, I am a Midwestern girl at heart. My biggest act of rebellion as a teen was to forgo being a Cyclone or Hawkeye to be a Pioneer at the University of Denver. I fell in love with Colorado. After testing out many parts of the US, including Chicago, New York City, San Diego, and San Francisco with my family, we decided to settle down here in the Denver area. My husband and I have three kids and one fur baby; a dog that likes to remind everyone that she was here first. Singing and performing is a huge part of my history. Growing up, I would spend hours making music, practicing for shows, and being on stage. My performing took me to New York, but while I was there, I started to sense that I needed more of a genuine connection with others through my work. Yet, I can still be caught belting out a show tune from time to time.
I attended the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant University in San Diego for my Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy.  In my 12 years of experience in mental health, my first role was as a program director for a Residential Treatment Facility for teens. Next, at Rady Children’s Hospital, I collaborated with psychiatrists to create the most complete model of care for the kids in Outpatient Psychiatry. It was there that I began to recognize the value of working with the whole family to make the biggest impact on a child. Complex trauma and needs were often worked through with families by addressing attachment concerns or issues with rules and roles in the family.
If you have tried therapy in the past, I have extensive experience working with people that are looking for a fresh perspective on their needs. I know that traditional therapy isn’t for everyone. I can meet you where you are and find new, creative ways to create change. I am happy to talk with you about how to make it more comfortable. Ultimately, therapy is to help the client feel supported through the changes they feel are important. I hope to do that while providing a sense of structure and support while infusing humor and empathy.
If you have tried therapy in the past, I have extensive experience working with people that are looking for a fresh perspective on their needs. I know that traditional therapy isn’t for everyone. I can meet you where you are and find new, creative ways to create change. I am happy to talk with you about how to make it more comfortable. Ultimately, therapy is to help the client feel supported through the changes they feel are important. I hope to do that while providing a sense of structure and support while infusing humor and empathy.

In individual therapy, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults to gain awareness into the difficulties that they are currently facing. To be a secure place to deal with trauma that is tough to move past makes a big difference. I hope to help to find solutions, be a sounding board, or just to give support to my clients. My primary goal is to help you feel safe and connected while overcoming the challenges that you are currently facing. I want to work with you and be an empathic support around the changes that you would like to make in your life.

As a Registered Play Therapist and Systemic Sandplay Therapist, I provide new insight into a child’s lens through sessions. Using toys and sand as a way to get to know a child, can create a meaningful connection. Being on their level and playing as an equal partner to their story can help to shift and move past a trauma.  I have seen this countless times in my work. Play can give kids a new way to look at some of the behavioral concerns or fears that have come up in their lives. I value being allowed into the world of the children I work with in therapy. As the work moves forward, I connect with parents and caregivers to give guidance and get feedback around the progress and pitfalls that are taking place.  My experience with play and sand therapy only enhances my ability to work with families and to get to know my client’s needs.

If you feel like you are ready to speak with me about what you’re looking for, email or give me a call.  Even if your current life feels overwhelming, I can help to focus in on what is needed to get you started.  I am happy to help!
If you feel like you are ready to speak with me about what you’re looking for, email or give me a call.  Even if your current life feels overwhelming, I can help to focus in on what is needed to get you started.  I am happy to help!