In times of turmoil, I seek the wisdom of those who speak words of genuine hope. Hope for a world where love is at the center of all we do, with people making real efforts to express that love without discrimination. Pipe dream or not, humanity cannot hope to progress if we continue to forgo […]
By Kendra Doukas, LMFT This is topic that is very near and dear to my heart. Pregnancy and birth have many mentionable aspects, but the specific part I want to focus on is the importance of the language we use surrounding cesarean birth. When women give birth by cesarean it is very important for us […]
Dr. Katie Godfrey, LMFT Imaginative play is so fun and helpful for children in many different ways. However, parents are oftentimes at a loss as to how to encourage this, especially with screen time being so enticing to children. Here are some benefits to imaginative play as well as some suggestions for how to easily […]
By Kendra Doukas, LMFT Believe it or not, some many parents find it difficult to think of what to do when trying to play with their child. When our children are infants we do things like cuddle, make faces, read books, or let them crawl on and around us. Whereas many of these activities can […]
By Jennifer Kloewer If you have spent any significant time with an infant or toddler, you likely noticed that the child shows a pattern of engaging in repetitive behaviors or play. For example, young children can gravitate toward the same books, games or even make toys/objects interact the exact same way. This repetition may seem […]
By Kendra Doukas At the Catalyst Center we get the struggles of parenting. Daily tasks can become much more complicated when you have to plan around kids’ schedules, moods, attention-spans, etc. In particular, something like going to grocery shopping with children can be an awful experience. It can be so awful in fact that going […]
By Dr. Joey Tadie There are few things more discouraging as a parent than watching your child suffer with a problem you know you can’t solve for them. You might have to watch your child go to the first day of kindergarten with their eyes wide with fear and tears. Perhaps you have to see […]
The adoption process can be daunting and there are many opportunities for support if you know where to look! The Catalyst Center is passionate about promoting healthy families of all types and we want to offer our expertise to help you prepare for the amazing, yet challenging changes.
How can you better understand your child who is struggling? A therapeutic assessment can help identify challenges as well as pathways toward solutions. Read this post to learn more about the value assessment might have for your loved one!