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We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, research based, trauma informed care to all our clients. We provide therapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and are a safe and affirming space for LGBTQIA+ staff and clients. Our clinicians tend to focus on long term insight-oriented, client-centered therapy. Although we are best known for supporting new and expectant parents through our specialty in perinatal mental health, we continue to expand our reach to utilize the diverse expertise and training of our team. We are proud to offer additional specialty services including Collaborative Therapeutic Psychological Assessment and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). We also offer therapy focused on healing from challenging childhood experiences, living a full meaningful life with a personality disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Mood Disorder, or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and offer therapeutic support for Eating Disorder recovery.
We are dedicated to promoting purpose and positivity throughout our personal and professional communities. Maintaining an empowering, sensitive, and sustainable work culture is one our core values as an organization.
What sets us apart:
- Frequent Opportunities for Supportive Consultation: We offer peer consultation meetings at least four times per week to provide consistent space to get support both professionally and personally. Our multidisciplinary team works together to empower one another. We bring our unique expertise to help work through clinical challenges of all types.
- Healthy Work Culture: We work hard to create a culture of sustainability and healthy workplace dynamics. We highly value collaboration, communication, accountability, and respect within our work culture. Our philosophy is based on the idea that healthy therapists do the best clinical work. One way we facilitate this is to offer optional opportunities to build camaraderie both in and outside of work to help promote a sense of connectedness and support.
- Competitive Pay and Benefits: As a private-pay practice, we are able to offer competitive compensation while empowering our staff to provide some scholarship and pro bono services, or to volunteer with our non-profit to balance out our value of giving back to our communities. Our full-time staff are eligible for healthcare benefits, including dental and vision insurance. We also offer a 401K match program, short-and long-term disability coverage, and for full time salaried staff a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy.
- Flexible Work Schedule: Therapists get a high degree of choice in how they set up their schedules. Many of us have families ourselves and understand the importance of flexibility when it comes to working around family scheduling needs. We promote a culture of balancing your work life with your personal life, as we believe this helps enhance therapist wellbeing and longevity.
- Ongoing Education and Development: Catalyst team members regularly attend various professional trainings, and each therapist is encouraged to share any new knowledge with the team as a part of ongoing professional development. We pride ourselves on keeping up with cutting-edge technology in the field as well as current best practices. We use research-based approaches to guide our treatment and practice. We regularly engage in discussion of ethical issues and hold ourselves to the highest standard in terms of ethical behavior as professionals.
- Community Resource: The Catalyst Center works to be a community resource in multiple ways. Our therapists have frequently presented at professional events such as guest speaking/training for organizations, podcast and television interviews, as well as presenting at various conferences. We also maintain an active blog that therapists contribute to with the goal of providing insight into issues such as parenting, self-care, mental health, trauma, and resources.
- Trauma-informed: The Catalyst Center is deeply committed to trauma-informed care, and each of our therapists are trained in EMDR. We also have members of our staff who are certified EMDR trainers, which helps improve our ability to provide cutting edge EMDR services.
- Unique Size and Scope: The Catalyst Center is large for a group practice, but small relative to many other agencies in the area. We have striven to balance the importance of a diverse team along with the need for healthy team dynamics. We utilize a low power distance system when it comes to leadership, which prioritizes collaboration among team members.
- Emphasis on Social Justice: We continuously seek opportunities to ensure we are doing our part to be a hopeful beacon for the local and broader communities. We provide support to social justice efforts and work at individual and organizational levels to enhance our opportunity to positively impact others. One major undertaking in the last several years has been the formation of our sister non-profit, The Ardent Grove Foundation. Initially started as an informal low cost therapy clinic and student training program within The Catalyst Center, Ardent Grove has blossomed into its own 501c3 organization providing low cost mental health services, community education, and a student clinical training opportunity for DU’s graduate students in psychology.
What the Catalyst Center is Looking For:
- A commitment to holding yourself to a high professional standard and engaging in a continual process of growth and self-reflection is key to success at the Catalyst Center. We are looking to build our team with therapists who are passionate about the profession, demonstrate strong clinical skills in providing long-term, insight-oriented therapy, and who embody high ethical character.
- We are specifically interested in candidates who have specialty training in EMDR, perinatal mood disorders, couples therapy, child therapy, psychological assessment (especially therapeutic assessment), and/or eating disorders.
- Our team members tend to have a strong work ethic and demonstrate high accountability to themselves and others. We are looking for clinicians who desire to continually grow and develop as people and professionals and who are accountable to themselves and others. Ideal candidates will have a track record of making positive impacts in their professional communities and workplaces.
- We welcome applicants who are seeking a team-friendly atmosphere with high levels of collaboration who value communication, connectedness, and cooperation.
- Being a clinician at The Catalyst Center involves a high level of freedom and autonomy, and with that comes responsibility. Clinicians who are independent and responsible with all logistical aspects of our profession (e.g. paperwork, billing, scheduling) tend to succeed on our team.
If this resonates with you, we welcome you to reach out and explore the possibility of joining our team. Please send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com to be considered for our next clinical opening. We tend to bring new therapists on part time for the first few months as they build their caseloads, transitioning to full time as the therapist feels ready.
A Note to Prospective Students:
The Catalyst Center’s sister nonprofit, Ardent Grove runs a student therapist practicum, but this is currently only available to students from The University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP). Our training program is run in special coordination with the GSPP and is not offered to students outside this program. Learn more here: www.ardentgrove.org.