- Mindful LifeFounder, present
Kristen Race, Ph.D., is a parent of two young children, as well as an expert in child, family and school psychology. Dr. Race’s philosophy and methods stem from the integration of developmental neuroscience and child development, as well as influences from the fields of positive psychology and mindfulness.
She was born and raised in Denver and is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology as well as a Masters Degree and Doctorate from the University of Denver. Dr. Race taught at New York’s prestigious Buckley School then served as Director of Counseling Services for the notable Colorado Academy for three years, after which she developed a successful private practice in Denver.
Dr. Race is also committed to early childhood education. She teaches emotional management skills to young children in preschool settings and, as a certified Yoga for Kids instructor, uses yoga to help children develop a sense of mindfulness at an early age. As an active member of the executive committee for First Impressions, Routt County’s Early Childhood Education Council, she also enjoys teaching education classes to parents of preschool aged kids.
Dr. Race and her family live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. When she is not working with young families, she can usually be found chasing her kids around the ski slopes in the winter, and the hiking trails in the summer. She practices yoga as often as she can, plays soccer and rides her mountain bike.