Promoting Emotional Health During and After Pregnancy
Emotional Well-being During and Following Pregnancy
Dr. Lies Van Bekkum and Dr. Joey Tadie are two therapists at the Catalyst Center who specialize in parenting and postpartum heath. They recently participated in a webinar for Denver Natural Mom discussing emotional and mental health during and following pregnancy. Personal well-being is desirable at every stage of life, but critical during transitional periods such as shifting into the role of "parents." There are many factors to maintaining health during pregnancy as well as after baby arrives, and it is helpful to hear guidance from experts in the field. Watch the video below for important and beneficial information:
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One of the areas where the Catalyst Center team has made a name for ourselves in in our work with women and men during their transition into parenthood. We are known for our commitment to excellence in the treatment and prevention of postpartum issues such as Depression, Anxiety, OCD, and Birth Trauma in men and women. Because we know how important a team approach is to effectively preventing and treating postpartum issues, we work closely with Denver area Midwives, OB/GYNs and Doulas and provide free educational materials for any interested birth professionals.
We are known for our excellent therapists and our deep knowledge about how to help children and families create secure bonds, change problem behaviors, and build a healthy and happy family. We excel in our work with parents who want to start their children off in life with the best tools available.
We specialize in helping parents navigate the complexities of raising a family from birth to young adulthood. We help you to work on balancing your individual and couple needs with the needs of your children, understanding your child's brain development and how to use this knowledge to parent more effectively, and guide you through what can be challenging years as your child's needs change as he or she develops into a teenager.
We utilize Directive Play Therapy, Family Therapy, Parent Coaching, Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment, EMDR, and Neurofeedback to help families get out of difficult patterns and find ways to grow and live together more peacefully.
At The Catalyst Center we specialize in helping families who are struggling with a child for whom "parenting as usual" just hasn't helped. We use a multifaceted approach to help your family find peace and stability.
Our approach begins with formal or informal assessment of the whole family to ensure we understanding what is going on and how best to help. We then use parent coaching, directive play therapy, EMDR, and neurofeedback to help shift things in your family for the better.
We believe in the healing power of the genuine connection between therapist and client, and the importance of finding the right fit with a therapist, which is why every potential new client receives a free initial consultation.
During your free thirty-minute initial consultation session with one of our highly-skilled therapists, you will meet with your therapist, go over our new client paperwork, get all of your questions answered, and get to know each other.
We only take on new clients that we are confident we can help, and pride ourselves on helping you to find a great fit with a therapist, even if it isn't here at The Catalyst Center.
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