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. Godfrey excels at building meaningful connections with her clients as they work together in a warm, non-judgmental environment where her clients can experience being deeply cared for as they work together to transform their lives.
In her over fifteen years of clinical experience her clients have often told her that they value how genuine she is with them, and appreciates how she balances challenging them to grow with supporting them.
She works with clients on a wide variety of issues, and has specialized training in several areas of expertise including helping her clients heal from trauma with EMDR and treating postpartum depression and anxiety.
I have a gift for connecting with people who feel no one can connect with them, and helping them heal from past traumas and painful events into a new, vibrant chapter of life. I am passionate about my work with pregnant and postpartum women who are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, or negotiating the complex challenges of new motherhood. I have specialized expertise in EMDR and in the treatment and prevention of perinatal mood disorders. I provide ongoing consultation to therapists working with new mothers and those seeking to treat trauma survivors.
In my 10+ years of experience, my clients often tell me they value how genuine I am, how I hold them accountable, and how knowledgeable I am about research-based treatments. My style is a mix of warm, accepting understanding and no-nonsense accountability as I challenge you to change.
I am passionate about working with LGBTQ clients. My clients value having an accepting space for them to explore their identity and relationships and feel comfortable being themselves. I work with teens and adults who are exploring their gender identity and may identify as gender variant, gender queer, or transgender.
Katie has previously conducted and worked on several research studies. Subject areas include LGBT issues, childbirth and postpartum issues, and diversity in university websites.
Publications Godfrey, K. (2013). Gender variant youth. Connections Newsletter, Spring, 1-2. Godfrey, K., Haddock, S.A., Fisher, A., & Lund, L. (2006). Essential components of curricula for preparing therapists to work with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients: A Delphi Study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 32 (4), 491-504. Dissertation: Decision making process for first-time mothers planning home births (2010)
Katie has a gift for connecting with all types of people and helping them to feel validated. She is completely non-judgmental and can understand just about any perspective. I have known her in many different capacities over many years and am thrilled that I get to work beside her. ~ Kendra Doukas
Katie has been an incredible addition to our team. Her talent and experience shine through in every interaction I have with her. She is passionate, knowledgeable, and approachable. She cares deeply about her clients and it shows. ~ Dr. Erin Jacklin
At The Catalyst Center, we take pride in our promotion of healthy relationships of all types. We love nurturing intimacy and love in all the forms it takes and we hope you will take some time to celebrate love and connection during this Pride weekend!
As a full-time therapist and parent of three children, I know firsthand that it can sometimes feel like a juggling act! Here are some suggestions that may buy you more time to spend with your family...
EMDR is a fast-acting therapeutic process through which people are able to reprocess negative thoughts, feelings, or experiences. It is one of the most researched therapies and has been in existence for over 25 years. Initially, EMDR was used for those who had experienced trauma or had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Now, though the dedicated research of therapists, we know that EMDR is useful in many other aspects of healing.
This weekly blog series offers a collection of diverse and effective coping techniques that can reduce stress, improve mental and emotional well-being, and perhaps make you even more effective in achieving your individual goals. Check back every Monday morning for the newest skill of the week.
View the linked video in this post to learn about the profound benefits EMDR can have for people struggling with traumatic experiences. You will hear the powerful stories of healing, recovery, and growth that can come through EMDR. The Catalyst Center recognizes the value this treatment can have for so many people and want to continue spreading the word that there is hope for healing!
Families and relationships shift a great deal during times of transition or growth. Nurturing your relationship becomes even more crucial during periods of change, and it is beneficial to make gratitude and appreciation an intentional exercise with your partner. See some of the great suggestions on how to reconnect to your positive emotions associated with your partner.