Trauma Recovery

Trauma Recovery


Traumatic events can include things from a person’s childhood such as abuse or an event from adulthood such as a violent encounter, a medical experience such as traumatic birth, or military combat.

What Does Trauma Treatment Look Like?

Having a safe and unbiased environment to be able to process the trauma emotionally is critical. Our trauma specialists make sure that a person feels safe, comfortable, and in control, before we even touch on traumatic experiences. Our team has dedicated years to crafting a cutting-edge approach to trauma recovery. We offer a range of approaches to support our clients as they heal after trauma.

Trauma Recovery Services at Catalyst:

Understanding EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a structured treatment method that employs specific physical movements to reprocess traumatic or frightening events. Sometimes the re-telling of a painful story can be re-traumatizing if it is not done in an environment where you know you are safe and in control. When you re-tell a story using EMDR it will often feel very different because you are in the “driver’s seat,” and can stop or slow down at any time. EMDR reworks how trauma memories are stored in the brain so that the event can finally be processed successfully and in a new way.

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that your brain processes information.

When you are highly distressed, your brain cannon process information and create memories as it typically would. Instead, when you experience something that is highly distressing or feels traumatic to you, the memory of this even can become “frozen in time” and when remembering the event, you can feel just as bad as when you went through it the first time.

During a successful EMDR session, your brain is able to resume normal information processing. After reprocessing the painful memory you still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting to think about.

Meet The Therapists

Trauma Therapists Accepting New Clients

Sarah Long, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Sarah Long is a gifted psychologist with over a decade of experience helping people to heal from the impacts of traumatic events and recover from eating disorders. Dr. Long leads the Eating Disorder team at Catalyst, provides EMDR, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy. Dr. Long also uses her expertise in Collaborative...

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Mary Miller, MS, LCSW

Mary Miller, LCSW is known for creating a space where clients feel safe and comfortable to work through even the most difficult events. She is passionate about her work helping people heal from trauma, improve their relationships, and begin to thrive in their lives. She is warm, trustworthy, and has...

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Libby Korell, MSW, LCSW

Libby Korell, LCSW is passionate about her work helping people heal from complex, multilayered traumatic histories. She has special expertise in helping children and families coping with life limiting illness, abuse, major trauma and loss. She works with children, adults and parents in a caring, direct, and warm manner...

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Lauren Pinneo, MSW, LCSW, LAC

Lauren Pinneo, LCSW is a passionate advocate for her clients, supporting them as they heal from painful traumas. She uses her expertise in EMDR and psychedelic assisted therapy to help clients move forward in a new direction. She connects easily, using her relaxed, informal style while also ensuring her depth...

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Katie Godfrey, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Katie Godfrey, LMFT is a seasoned expert in trauma recovery with EMDR, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and LGBTQ+ Affirming care. She brings her passion for helping her clients thrive into every session. Katie is approachable, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to...

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Joey Tadie, PhD, LCP

Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people. He is trained in EMDR and psychedelic-assisted therapy. He brings his high-energy, encouraging style to his work with clients dealing with depression, relationship problems, and trauma. He has special expertise in exploring spirituality and religion in...

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Hannah Pitts, MSW, LCSW

Hannah Pitts is passionate about her work with children, new mothers and parents, and complex, multilayered traumatic histories. Hannah has provided trauma-informed care to children, teens, and adults for nearly a decade. She works with all ages to provide sound care for all of her clients in a compassionate, non-judgmental...

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Erin Staniszeski, MSW, LCSW

Erin Staniszeski, LCSW is passionate about her work with survivors of mass shootings, childhood trauma, and complex, multilayered traumatic histories using EMDR and Brainspotting. She is an expert in EMDR, training and supervising clinicians for certification. Erin is able to sit with your story, no matter what you have been...

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Dorothy Moon, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Dorothy Moon is a psychologist with 10+ years of experience, she is a gifted couples and EMDR therapist who provides intensives to clients ready to dive in to healing. Dorothy is a certified EFT clinician. She uses EMDR, EFT, and somatic therapies to help adults and couples on a...

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CJ Clinkscales, PsyD

Dr. CJ Clinkscales is an intuitive clinician who has a gift for connecting deeply with clients. He brings a depth psychology perspective to his work in therapy, with adults and couples. He uses his skills in EMDR and psychedelic-assisted therapy to support deep, lasting healing. CJ is an LGBTQIA+ affirming...

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Chelsea Campbell, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Chelsea Campbell is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Assessment Coordinator at Catalyst. She brings a direct but caring approach to her work with couples and individuals. She has special expertise in working with athletes, high achievers, and couples communication. Working with Chelsea in therapy or assessment will help...

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Allison Kalivas, MA, MFTC

Allison Kalivas, MFTC is an empowering therapists who brings her genuine care and curiosity to each person she works with. Her specialties include EMDR, Eating Disorder Recovery, and Psychedelic Assisted Therapy. Allison's is not afraid to be in a tough place with you. She knows that coming into therapy...

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AJ Grovert, PsyD, LCP

Dr. AJ Grovert is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with expertise in EMDR, perinatal mental health, psychological assessment and psychedelic-assisted therapy. She has significant experience and passion for working with Jewish clients, LGBTQ+ communities, female veterans, and those recovering from religious traumas. She has been in practice for over 10...

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Trauma therapists not currently accepting new clients

Lies van Bekkum, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Lies van Bekkum is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Perinatal Coordinator at The Catalyst Center...

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Kendra Doukas, MS, LMFT

Kendra Doukas, LMFT is the Clinical Director of The Catalyst Center. Kendra is an experienced...

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Karmen Thulin, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Karmen Thulin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist serving clients remotely. She is easy to...

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Erin Jacklin, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Erin Jacklin, CEO and founder of The Catalyst Center is passionate about psychedelic assisted...

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All Adrienne LongAJ GrovertAlex SmithAllison KalivasAdminChelsea CampbellCJ ClinkscalesDorothy MoonErin JacklinErin StaniszeskiHannah PittsJenn KloewerJoey TadieKarmen ThulinKatie GodfreyKendra DoukasLauren PinneoLibby KorellLies van BekkumMary MillerAdministratorSarah Long
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