Who is Kirsten Kaae



Kirsten Kaae is a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Professional Counselor, holding a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and a Masters degree in Counselor Education from the University of North Texas.

Her career until 2009 was focused on serving the needs of the terminally ill and their families in Denton County as a hospice nurse with Ann's Haven Hospice.

In addition to her dedication to palliative care, Ms. Kaae served as the coordinator for SafeHaven, a grief support program for grieving children and their families.

In 2008, Kirsten was honored to be the recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation's Pat McCue Palliative Care Nursing Career Development Award.

In 2011, Ms. Kaae launched her own company “It Is about Time: Straight Talk about Aging and End of Life”. She provides consultations, educational programs, and therapy with a focus on quality of life in the later years.

Ms. Kaae is frequently called on by local groups and organizations to speak on a variety of topics relating to her fields of expertise. She is also a regular guest lecturer at both Texas Woman's University and University of North Texas.

Since starting her own business in 2011, Ms. Kaae has produced a CD on energy management in the later years, hosted an internet radio talk show for several years, and publishes a monthly newsletter on a wide range of topics related to aging.

In the spring of 2016, Ms. Kaae published her first book.

On a Personal Note.

Born and raised in Denmark, I immigrated to the United States at the age of eighteen, becoming a naturalized citizen some years later. Settling in Denton in 1978, I have come to enjoy and appreciate the creativity and diversity I find here.

My work in end-of-life care has heightened my appreciation for life and for living. Though I found my work deeply rewarding, it could also be heavy on the heart. It made me more conscious of the need to create and maintain balance in my life.

My spirit is nurtured and lifted with music and dance. I find peace tending my garden and being close to my animals. I share joy and laughter with people who are dear to me. My life has been blessed with a loving and supportive family and an amazing group of wonderful friends whom I treasure.

I am a happy woman