The Catalyst Center is a group of psychologists and therapists who offer cutting-edge mental health and wellness treatment in Denver, CO. Our services include Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment, Talk Therapy, Couple and Family Therapy, Parent Coaching, Trauma Recovery with EMDR, and Brain Training with Neurofeedback.
At The Catalyst Center, we practice Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment which is an approach to assessment that seeks to maximize the therapeutic impact of assessment. We use data and our clinical knowledge to gain a deep complex understanding of you. This knowledge becomes the foundation of creating real and lasting change in your life. This approach has been shown in research to create positive therapeutic change in the clients who participate.
EMDR can help you to resolve painful memories from the past; after these memories are resolved you get to feel calm and safe again and no longer "stirred up" when reminded of difficulties in your past. EMDR can also help you reduce stress, increase confidence, and feel more positively about yourself and your future.
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based practice that has been shown through over 25 years of research to effectively decrease or eliminate the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, and Depression.
Research has show that EMDR can be a rapid and effective treatment.
EMDR was originally developed to treat the effects of trauma. It is also commonly reported to be helpful with: Achieving Peak Performance in Sports, Public Speaking, and Academics Improving Self-Esteem and Reducing Stress Decreasing Performance Anxiety Reducing Panic Letting go of Negative Beliefs about Yourself, the World, and Others Reducing or Resolving Emotional Issues Related to Painful Memories. Stress, Mood, or Anxiety
A bibliography of the extensive 25+ years of research about the benefits of EMDR can be found at the EMDR International Association's website: www.emdria.org
Join the millions of Neurofeedback users who enjoy the benefits of reduced stress, improved sleep, and relief from symptoms that used to hold them back.
Neurofeedback is a 100% non-invasive, drug-free, brain training system that helps the central nervous system (CNS) make the best use of your brain’s natural resources and help you achieve a calmer, more well-balanced state of being. It has no known side effects. We have found Neurofeedback to be very helpful as an adjunct to talk therapy, or on its own.
Join Our Coaching Group for Dads Empowering fathers to be the best they can be Take your Dad Game to the next level Learn ways to reduce stress, optimize your parenting, and get connected with dads who get it. Groups are led by Dr. Joey Tadie and Dr. Lies van Bekkum and are open to expectant, new and veteran fathers looking for a boost.
The process of becoming a parent is a monumental life transition. This time of life is often filled with many strong emotions from joy and excitement to fear, regret and even disappointment. Joining a professionally lead therapy group just for new moms like you can ease the transition.
Bring your baby with you and get professional help you catch and treat early signs of Postpartum Depression, Anxiety or Birth Trauma. This group helps new mothers to strengthen their bonds with their babies, ensuring that you can build a secure attachment with your child, even if you are struggling with some difficult emotions as a new mom. We also help you to manage challenges with feeding, sleep, fussiness, colic, the transition into parenthood, and many other topics important to our group members.
At The Catalyst Center we know great therapy is not "one-size-fits-all." That is why we have chosen to specialize in the areas where we really excel. When you choose a therapist at The Catalyst Center you can rest assured that you are working with someone who has just the right expertise to meet your unique needs.
High-quality collaborative individual therapy is our passion. We know the genuine connection between client and therapist is a powerful catalyst for change. We believe therapy can be a powerful tool for reaching your personal goals and understanding yourself more fully.
We offer Parent Coaching and Family Therapy for Denver families struggling with issues like tantrums, sleep problems, homework drama, and managing blended families and co-parenting after divorce. We help parents strengthen or rebuild healthy attachments with their kids while also setting firm boundaries and maintaining peace in their homes.
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.
What Is Trauma? Traumatic events can include things from a person's childhood such as abuse or an event from adulthood such as a violent encounter, a medical experience such as traumatic birth, or military combat.
What Does Trauma Treatment Look Like? Having a safe and unbiased environment to be able to emotionally process the trauma is critical. Our trauma specialists make sure that a person feels safe, comfortable and in control before we even touch on traumatic experiences. There are a number of different ways to emotionally process traumatic events including cognitive and emotional reprocessing and EMDR...
Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to make important decisions in your life? Do you find your mind spinning with irrational worries? Are you struggling in or avoiding social situations because of fear? Do you experience panic attacks?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you may benefit from treatment with one of our anxiety, worry and panic specialists. At the Catalyst Center, we can help you to overcome this struggle and to truly live the life you want.
Being a successful man is all about managing multiple roles. Many times these roles feel at odds such as the role of "father" and "financial provider/co-provider." Men get very conflicting messages about how they are supposed to interact with others. Many men feel conflicted about how to nurture and be connected to friends, partners, or children in a culture that seems to expect "toughness."
Sexuality is also a complicated arena in a culture that seems to present limited options for men. Even though these messages are conflicted and limited, many men are left feeling like, "Is this really it?"
Our therapists are experts in helping men to address these conflicting messages and define their lives and values for themselves instead being ruled by other people's conflicting expectations.
Our couples therapists excel at helping couples strengthen their relationships during times of transition, we are passionate about helping couples prepare for marriage, the birth of a child, and offer parent coaching to help you clear the hurdles that come with raising a family in these complex times. We also excel at helping couples rebuild after major challenges like loss, separation or infidelity.