Healthcare Business Consulting with Dr. Katherine Knight

Katherine Knight, PhD

It is a great pleasure for me to work with healing professionals who want to start, build, expand or transition a practice. I love the creative process involved, as well as the relationships I build with my clients.  I am so grateful to play such an integral role for my clients and the practices they pour their hearts and souls into every day.

Having run my own practices, managed staff and providers, and all of the day to day operations, I am grounded and realistic about expectations and goals.  That said, I do believe in making dreams come true and I love a challenge.  One of my favorite things in life is finding ways to make possible the seemingly impossible.  If there is a way, I will almost always find it.

As a licensed clinical psychologist, I initially started Boulder Wellness Psychology as a solo therapy practice.  However, I quickly found it lonely to work on my own, and I had a dream to build a truly unique, collaborative mental health practice that offered multiple specialties under one roof in a small, private practice setting. For this reason, I shifted my practice to a collaborative model with different therapy specialists, testing specialists, and psychiatric prescribers (psychiatrists and psychiatric NPs).  I brought my vision to life when I started Stepwell Mental Health and Wellness, which I operated until the spring of 2019. 

After a spine injury, I transitioned away from clinical work to avoid sitting for too long and I have closed my clinical practices for the next several years.  This has allowed me to focus entirely on my consulting practice, which I’ve found brings me as much joy and fulfillment as any other part of my career.  

Why Work With Me?

  • Years of experience in management, marketing, online presence, hiring/firing
  • Years of experience in working with complicated regulatory board rules and finding ways to make them work for your practice.  Running an integrative practice where different providers are regulated by different boards that often contradict each other takes this obstacle to a whole new level.  Having dealt with this in my own integrative practice, I am ready to dive in and help you make things work effectively and efficiently.  
  • As a clinician myself, I understand the challenge of balancing your own clinical practice with managing other providers and staff, and juggling work/life balance.  As a clinical psychologist, I understand the importance of self-care so that you can be highly successful while staying healthy and focused day to day.  I’m here to offer tips and tricks that will make your career work for you.
  • Helping define and promote your company culture is one important key to success that many employers miss!  I can help you understand and implement this important tool.
  • The location, layout and even the décor of your office may play a crucial role in client and employee satisfaction.  Don’t hesitate to reach out for help with how to use this to your advantage – we can decide what will be most important with your practice and I’m here to help with all of the details, from construction layouts to interior design.
  • Contact Dr. Knight to login to the Stepwell Mental Health and Wellness website for an example of her work

There are so many ways in which I can lighten the load for you.  Sometimes, it’s helpful just to know you have an experienced practice manager/owner to call or email when difficult situations come up. Whether you are starting a new practice for the first time, shifting to an integrative or collaborative, group model, or you simply need a sounding board as you manage the day to day projects and stressors of your current practice, I show up with presence, experience, and grounded advice when you need it the most.


A Bit About Me Personally

I originally moved to Boulder in 1999 to attend the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Although I've moved and traveled a lot since then, Boulder has always been my home.  I love everything this city has to offer, from the mountains and outdoors, to the restaurants, and the local music in the area.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me enjoying music, especially live music, travel, yoga, nature, and almost any opportunity to explore the world.  I am also especially enthusiastic about the empowerment of women and girls in all walks of life.

My burning passion for travel and exploration has inspired me to travel and live in many parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe and North America. Some of my more profound experiences have come from living in a riot-ridden city in Cameroon and a mud hut in a small, rural village in Ghana, but each country and culture has deeply informed my perspective in life. Through my drive to explore the world, I’ve continuously found kernels of understanding and awareness that I bring to my own life as well as the work I do for others every day.  These experiences are a part of what helps me to see the bigger picture in challenging situations, which has been an invaluable skill in my work.   

Professional Training

Licenced Clinical Psychologist, Licence #4408

Nationally Credentialed Health Service Provider Psychologist #55309

EMDR Certified Therapist - EMDR International Association

Ph.D, Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2013

Doctoral Internship at Mental Health Partners, Longmont, CO 2011-2013

MS, Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2010

BA, Magna Cum Laude, Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2003

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association member

National Register of Health Services Psychologists member

Colorado Psychological Association member

Colorado Counseling Association member

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) member