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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Promoting our children's or even our partner's needs above our own might be completely appropriate and necessary at times, but giving too much for too long without any regard for our own personal needs will result in burnout, resentment, health problems, and even conditions such as anxiety or depression.
Become the best dad you can be with the right support and expertise. One of the best opportunities for learning all you can about fatherhood can be through connecting with other new Dads in a setting where you can all share in professional guidance from parenting specialists...
In an increasingly competitive world, it is more useful than ever to understand how you can improve yourself to keep pace with or even lead the pack. Much as a coach instructs, guides, and challenges you to make you better, a coach or therapist will work to help refine your effectiveness by using your existing strengths to help shore up the things you want to get better at.
Dr. Joey Tadie continues his post about modern fatherhood sharing concrete examples of how man can embrace a modern definition of fatherhood that has the potential to be much more fulfilling and meaningful than what we were lead to expect.
Would you get a brand new paint job, custom interior, and sport wheels on a vehicle with a blown engine? Just as the vehicle you drive requires maintenance to operate at its peak performance, so does your mind. Could you imagine being embarrassed to take your truck in for an oil change or feeling shame for talking about options to improve its capabilities on and off road? You rely on your vehicle to get you to work, to do things for others and to help you get done what must get done. Perhaps you need to start thinking of your mind in the exact same fashion. Apply the same concept to your mind as you do to your car – I need this thing to perform, to get me where I am going efficiently, and to be reliable and safe – and mental health care moves away from things men don’t do and over to things men do to enhance performance.