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The Catalyst Center is a group practice that has been designed to promote therapist wellbeing and longevity. We believe our clients receive the best quality care when our therapists are empowered, supported, and resourced to be the absolute best version of themselves. At the Catalyst Center, we pride ourselves on creating a close-knit, multidisciplinary team. Our licensed clinical staff include clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners.
Our philosophy is to play to each team member’s strengths. We allow each clinician to excel at what they do best. Our clinicians get to focus on delivering quality therapy and assessment services while our strong administrative and management team takes care of the rest. At the Catalyst Center, our therapists focus on what they are trained to do, confident that all the minutiae of running a private practice are being taken care of behind the scenes.
We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, research-based, trauma-informed care to our clients. We provide therapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. We 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 well-known for our work supporting new and expectant parents through our specialty in perinatal mental health, we continue to expand our reach to utilize our team’s diverse expertise and training. In addition to our general psychotherapy offerings, we are proud to offer specialty services, including Eating Disorder Recovery, trauma recovery with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), and Collaborative Therapeutic Psychological Assessment. Our therapeutic work is focused on crafting a meaningful life through whatever difficulties present themselves. Our clinicians are passionate about long-term healing from PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Mood Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and 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 of our core values as an organization.
What sets us apart:
- Frequent Opportunities for Consultation: We offer professional consultation meetings at least four times per week to provide consistent support both professionally and personally. Working collaboratively with a team of seasoned clinicians operating at the top of their games inspires each of us to rise to the occasion. Our staff members comment that they grew into better therapists as a part of our team due to the power of regular consultation with such strong clinicians. We share our unique expertise to help one another work through clinical challenges and ensure our clients receive the highest quality care.
- Specialty consultation meeting topics include: child and family cases, eating disorder recovery, Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, EMDR, collaborative therapeutic assessment, and using EFT with couples cases.
- 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 can offer competitive compensation while empowering our staff to provide some scholarship and pro bono services or to volunteer with our sister non-profit to give back to our community. Our full-time staff is eligible for healthcare benefits, including dental and vision insurance and a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy. We offer a retirement savings match program and short- and long-term disability coverage.
- Flexible Work Schedule: Therapists get a high degree of choice in setting up their schedules. Many of us have families ourselves and understand the importance of flexibility when working around family scheduling needs. We promote a culture of balancing your work 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 training, 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 and 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, and various conferences. We also maintain an active blog that therapists contribute to to provide insight into issues such as parenting, self-care, mental health, trauma recovery, and mental health resources.
- Trauma-informed: The Catalyst Center is deeply committed to trauma-informed care, and 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 impact others positively. 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 embody a high ethical character.
- Due to our emphasis on trauma recovery, training in EMDR or willingness to get trained within the first 6 months of employment is mandatory for all potential new clinical staff.
- In order to grow our Eating Disorder team, we are particularly interested in candidates who have specialty training in Eating Disorder recovery and have experience working with clients in a high level of care, such as partial hospitalization or residential eating disorder treatment setting. Clinicians who are Certified Eating Disorder Specialists (CEDS) are strongly encouraged to apply.
- We are also interested in candidates who have an interest in or experience with perinatal mood disorders, couples therapy, child therapy, psychological assessment (especially therapeutic assessment), and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy/psychedelic integration therapy.
- Catalyst team members 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 positively impacting their professional communities and workplaces.
- We welcome applicants who are seeking a team atmosphere with high levels of collaboration. An excellent candidate will share our values of 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 work well independently and are responsible for 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 provide a CV and cover letter 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.
We are currently looking for 1-2 licensed therapists to join our team in fall 2022! Eating Disorder Recovery or Ketamine Assisted Therapy experience preferred.
Job Type: Full-time (25+ clinical hours per week)
Pay: Up to $120,000/year
Currently all sessions, team meetings, and interviews can be held remotely, using HIPAA-compliant telehealth procedures, or in-person with clients who are vaccinated and boosted. We take great care to protect our team and clients and can pivot to fully remote work if necessary. We do request that our staff is also vaccinated and boosted. We have other guidelines in place to help us make the most educated choices about how to work in the covid era.
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.