The Porchlight Mission

Guiding you to a brighter, healthier, happier life.

Clinical Approach Clinical Approach

Kathryn has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as, a Certified Addiction Specialist.  Kathryn is also a trained EMDR therapist which directly targets trauma, addiction, panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares and any significant life event that still causes you disturbance. She has been providing direct clinical therapy […]

Specialties and Expertise Specialties and Expertise

Life Transitions- No matter what stage of life a person is in, change is hard, and it is important to get the support needed during the discomfort and uncertainty of these difficult times.  Common therapeutic topics include: getting sober, starting college, moving, marriage, divorce or change in relationship status, career changes or adding a new member to the family. Trauma […]

About About

Hello and Welcome to Porchlight! I am the founder and primary therapist of Porchlight Therapy and Addiction.  I moved around a lot when I was young, spending my formative years in Chicago, go Cubs!  I came out to Colorado for school in 2001 and decided to make it my home.   I live in Boulder with my husband, […]


How Porchlight Has Helped Others

  • T.M. 2009

    “Kathryn is patient, knowledgeable, and highly skilled.  She has been invaluable to me, helping me be more independent and happier in my life.”



    - T.M. 2009
  • L.T. 2014

    “I needed to come and talk to someone who gets it.  I couldn’t wait to come and see Kathryn and always felt better when I left.  She was the only person I could really talk to.”


    - L.T. 2014

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”        -Elisasbeth Kubler-Ross

“Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.” 
– Jonatan Martensson

Theravive Profile: Kathryn McGuirk, MSW, LCSW, CACII Counselor In Boulder, CO