"Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success."
Kate Bennett, PsyD
Clinical Sport Psychologist
Kate Bennett, PsyD, is the founder and director of Athlete Insight, PC. Her professional career began at Indiana University, where she earned a BS in Kinesiology and Athletic Training. Feeling compelled to help athletes on a psychological level, Dr. Bennett earned her EdM in Counseling and Sport Psychology at Boston University. She then worked at Carmichael Training Systems as a cycling coach while also racing her bike. During her coaching career, Dr. Bennett coached several state and national champions as well as earned two national championships herself. Over time, Dr. Bennett recognized her desire to help the whole person rather than focus solely on performance. She returned to graduate school to specialize in the treatment of athletes and eating disorders at the University of the Rockies. Dr. Bennett completed her practicum at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Counseling Center and her pre-doctoral internship at the Western Washington University Counseling Center. She then completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD) and continued on as a primary therapist. In collaboration with EDCD, Dr. Bennett combined her clinical expertise and sport experience to launch the ELITE Program, a treatment program designed specifically to treat elite athletes struggling with eating disorders. She is an integrative therapist, working from a humanistic foundation and incorporating other therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and EMDR. Dr. Bennett is a clinical sport psychologist, licensed in the state of Colorado.
When she is not working, Dr. Bennett spends much of her time with her two young children and husband. She embraces every opportunity that she gets to enjoy the natural beauty of Colorado by cycling, running, hiking, and attending sporting events.
Presentations and Publications
"Eating Disorders in Athletes," Book Chapter, Integrative Psychological, Medical, and Nutritional Approaches to the Treatment of Eating Disorders, 2017
"Motivation and Mental Training," Book Chapter, Cycling Science, 2017
"Eating Disorders in Athletes: Detection and Referral Guidelines for the AASP Certified Consultant," Association for Applied Sport Psychology Eating Disorder Special Interest Group, 2016
"Identify, Refer...Then What? A Clinical Perspective of Treatment for Athletes with Eating Disorders," Skill-building Workshop, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, NV, 2014
"Athletes and Eating Disorders: What Every Coach Needs to Know," Webinar, USA Swimming, 2014
"Sport Psych Essentials: Skill Building for Peak Performances," Littleton/Golden/Boulder, CO 2014
"Motivation, Goal Setting, and Self-Talk," FasCat Coaching, Boulder, CO, 2014
“Sport is a Culture: Understanding Unique Assessment and Treatment Considerations for Athletes and Eating Disorders,” Webinar, National Eating Disorder Association, 2013
“Me versus Me: Athletes Competing with Eating Disorders Treatment Considerations for Working with Athletes and Eating Disorders,” Skill-building Workshop, American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI, 2013
“Case Presentation: Atypical Anorexia,” Eating Disorder Center of Denver, Denver, CO, 2012
“Eating Disorders 101,” Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO, 2012
“Athletes and Eating Disorders,” Networking Luncheons, Eating Disorder Center of Denver, Denver, CO, 2011-2012
“An Evaluation of the Efficacy of EMDR as an Athletic Performance Enhancement Intervention,” Poster Session, AASP, Honolulu, HI, 2011
“Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques,” Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 2011
"Evaluating the Efficacy of EMDR as an Athletic Performance Enhancement Intervention," ProQuest/UMI Publishing, 2010