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. Lies van Bekkum provides her clients with a wonderful balance of warmth and straightforwardness as a therapist at The Catalyst Center. She is passionate about her work with mothers and their partners during pregnancy and postpartum, and with her upbringing in the Netherlands, she brings a refreshing international perspective on birth and parenthood. She completed her doctoral research comparing the experiences of fathers during the birth of their children in home births, birth center births, and hospital births, and is passionate about working with new mothers and their partners as they explore their new roles as parents.
I have had the privileged of collaborating with Lies on many therapy cases over the years and was able to see the depth of her skill and knowledge. She is an extraordinary clinician who can easily work with people from all walks of life. She brings a firm and loving approach to her work as a therapist. Her clients respond well to her and have consistently shown great gains and progress. We are lucky to have her.
I am passionate about working with women and men during the transition to new parenthood. I love working with individuals and couples during major transition times. We all need support at different points in out lives. I am blessed to get to work with people along their paths of change and growth.
Families are complex and need customized attention in order to promote lasting change. Family assessment can be a powerful tool to help foster communication, understanding, and shared goals for improvement.
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.
A well-done assessment can be an incredibly powerful way to make learn about your strengths, areas for growth, and possible ways to enact change in your life. Read more to find out about your opportunities for self-improvement.
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!
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.
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!
This blog 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.
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.
Watch the recent webinar video with two Catalyst Center specialists who are experts in pregnancy/postpartum health as well as parenting. This inteview was posted by Denver Natural Mom and gives valuable insight into the many emotional and relationship factors at work during family formation.