For several years, the Catalyst Center has been providing supervision and education to advanced graduate students and in doing so, providing high quality, reduced cost therapy to the community. In fact, many of our wonderful staff have come out of that program. As we have grown, we have also seen the need for trauma informed clinicians grow in the community. It is our privilege to adapt to that need.
We are excited to announce that we have expanded our advanced graduate student program into a non-profit, the Ardent Grove Foundation! Our mission as a therapy clinic is focused on providing high-quality, trauma-informed therapeutic care and education to the community at a very low cost. Through donations and grants, we hope to develop a therapy clinic that is accessible to all members of the community. We will focus primarily from trauma and attachment perspectives, which lends itself well to young family support. We believe that addressing difficulties through a trauma lens will vastly improve a person’s functioning.
We will train our clinicians to specialize in advanced techniques and trauma-focused interventions while providing ongoing expert supervision to them so that they may provide the best treatment to their clients. We can offer services at a minimum cost, and we will work with all types of difficulties including: mood dysregulation and disorder, change of life stressors, perinatal and postpartum complications, financial and educational issues, attentional difficulties, relationship problems, and symptom management.
As well, we are assisting the greater community with a second wing of the Ardent Grove Foundation that focuses on community engagement and support. We as mental health providers are meeting with schools, parent groups, and other interested organizations to talk with adults about how to support their children in managing stressors and in improving interactions with others. We will also talk specifically with parents about how to address crisis situations such as the recent school violence in our community. In conjunction with talking with parents and other adults, the Ardent Grove team will meet with children and students to talk in an age-appropriate way about social-emotional aspects of school, friendships, and managing feelings. In addition to school groups, we plan to provide this programming to church communities, libraries, and community events.
It is a great honor to provide high-quality, trauma-informed service and education to our community. For more information about the program please visit, https://ardentgrove.org/.