After my first husband died in 1998, I had not only lost my husband, but I started to lose my friends—none of them understood what I was going through or knew what to say, so they didn’t say anything. I realized then that our support systems can crumble when we need them most, and I decided that I wanted to be that support system, and I wanted to teach other people how to be that support system. In short, I decided that I needed to be a counselor. Now, I am a marriage and family counselor in Fort Collins, Colorado.
With two kids, I was stuck in sales and financial planning until they were older, but that didn’t deter my passion and desire to become a counselor. I just had to provide for my family and be their support system until they were older. After my kids were grown enough to fend for themselves in the evening a few nights a week, I started taking classes to peruse my future career in family therapy. During school, I found myself drawn to topics of families, sex, and sexuality. Honoring this interest and calling, I decided that, along with individual and families, I would focus on was couples, sex, and sexuality.
Being a counselor is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I am honored to help each of my clients and see that I have a direct impact on my community. Watching the impact I have on my community inspires me to show up and do the best for my clients every day. I help people become happier, better people, I help couples become connected again, and I help families become more stable. Helping my clients is exactly what I need to be doing with my life, and I love every moment of it.
Seeing the looks on my clients’ faces when they are better, feel better, and look better fuels my passion for counseling. Seeing the smiles when a couple comes in and tells me that they haven’t been this connected since they met, or seeing the look on a parent’s face when they connect with their child again, or seeing a child who has been abused see their worth again is the most rewarding thing I do. Being people’s support system is my passion.
If you are struggling with something in your life, call me at (303) 909-0177 to schedule your appointment.
- Regis University, Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Bachelor of Arts in Economics
- Regis University Certificate in Counseling Children and Adolescents
- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- Colorado Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- American Association for Play Therapy
- Colorado Association for Play Therapy
- International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate# .0013627 Learn more about Kari Weiler at Psychology Today
Office Safety Precautions in Effect During the Pandemic
My office is taking the following precautions to protect our patients and help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
- Office seating in the waiting room and in therapy room has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing.
- I wear masks and require clients to wear masks also.
- I work to maintain safe distancing.
- Restroom soap dispensers are maintained and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.
- Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the therapy rooms and the waiting room.
- We schedule appointments at specific intervals to minimize the number of people in the waiting room.
- We ask all patients to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment times.
- Pens and other areas that are commonly touched are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
- Physical contact is not permitted.
- Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.
- Common areas are thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.