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.
Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people and helping them to transform their lives. It's like he can see who you could be, and helps you get in touch with that part of you and grow into it. Dr. Tadie has a genuine spirit and a deep and abiding faith in our capacity to grow and heal.
He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, skill building, insight-oriented talk therapy, and Neurofeedback to help you move past your challenges and get back to living your life to the fullest. His disarming nature is well-balanced by his scholarly side; he is a passionate student of research, theory, and technique with several publications to his name. People love how he is both down to earth and deeply knowledgable about what works to help you get unstuck and create a meaningful life.
I often hear from clients that they feel a contagious energy from Joey. Joey excels at creating a comfortable, relatable environment where people feel they can express themselves openly. I often hear that Joey is like one of your closest buddies but with the unique ability to never judge you, share your secrets, or lie to you. His clients feel like he experiences changes and events WITH them and has great ideas on how to deal with things that you just cannot get from a friend. He is there to support you but also to ASSIST you in growing, changing and coping as the need arises. Joey’s relaxed style and contagious love of life and spirit combine with respect and knowledge to help his clients find their own paths and the confidence to travel them.
The clients I place with Joey often call me back later to say things like “Man, I feel like I have always known him!” or “It’s like he just gets me.” In psychological assessment he excels at creating a comfortable environment in which to get down to the work and leave the nerves behind. His assessment clients love how much they learn about themselves in the assessment and the mix of fun energy and knowledgeable dedication to task he brings into the work. ~ Milissa Peifer, CNT, Practice Manager
At the Catalyst Center we practice Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment, a well-researched, individualized approach to assessment that has been shown to be beneficial to those who participate in it. We use assessment as an opportunity for brief treatment geared towards answering your questions and planning your next steps towards living the life you desire. Check out this weekly series highlighting The Catalyst Center's approach to assessment and what types of testing we can do for you.
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