Family Therapy & Parent Coaching
Our Child and Family Specialists use their expertise in play-based therapies to help children and families resolve conflicts, heal from difficult life events, and improve problem behaviors. We use well-researched approaches such as the neurosequential model of therapies, sand play therapy, and parent-child interactional training to help you make the changes you need to live your best life as a family.
Several of our therapists have specialized training in helping families to resolve conflicts and improve family communication through family therapy. We use parent-child interactional training and family systems theory to help reduce conflict and improve your connections with one another.
Take the guess work out of parenting your toddler, child, or teenager. Our expert parent coaches can help demystify parenting and help you make well-informed decisions about how best to handle issues like discipline, schooling, family communication, and sibling rivalry. Parent coaching is helpful when you are looking for concrete tools and techniques to shift problem behaviors and create more positive interactions at home.
Meet Our Child & Family Team
There are few things more discouraging as a parent than watching your child suffer with a problem you know you can't solve for them. Here is just a small list of possible coping activities for mental, emotional, and even physical health.
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...
Our children will only get the best of us if we ensure we have our best to give. If you have ever been on an airplane, you might have heard instructions on what to do if the cabin pressure changes, which requires everyone to wear oxygen masks. Flight attendants instruct parents to put THEIR OWN mask on first prior to assisting children. Why would we choose to help ourselves first in such a situation? Because if we pass out from lack of oxygen before we finish helping our children, who will be available to them in a time of need?
If you are looking for fun and unique ways to spend the your Mothers Day, here are six diverse ideas/events in the Denver metro area.
Would you like to better understand your teenager? Dr. Courtney Klein highlights ways you can reconnect with your ever-changing child to foster deeper relationships, better communication, and improved bonding.
Finding ways to connect with loved ones over long distances is a dilemma faced by many families. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family might not get many opportunities to interact with distant loved ones in person and must rely on other means such as phones or computers. This reality can make it more difficult to connect with younger children who live apart from you, but there are ways to overcome this distance. Read Dr. Katie Godfrey's ideas about how to facilitate long distance connections with children in your family using hand puppets for interactive conversations with younger loved ones.
Bullying continues to be a huge problem in our schools and youth communities. With bullying remaining such a prevalent issue, it makes sense that we should strategize ways to help ourselves and our loved ones navigate these challenging relationships. Dr. Kendra Doukas, LMFT addresses this complex topic and offers useful guidance on how to overcome the difficulties being faced.
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.