Comprehensive Treatment for Complex Children
At The Catalyst Center we specialize in helping families who are struggling with a child for whom "parenting as usual" just hasn't helped. We use a multifaceted approach to help your family find peace and stability.
Our approach begins with formal or informal assessment of the whole family to ensure we understanding what is going on and how best to help. We then use parent coaching, directive play therapy, EMDR, and neurofeedback to help shift things in your family for the better.
Our Complex Child Treatment Team
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.
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.
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.
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!
Read the second and final part of this series describing how parents can best support their child or adolescent in therapy. There are many important ways you can contribute to your child's health and well-being and this post will highlight some of those opportunities. Check out Part 1 of this series on our Catalyst Center blog if you missed it.