Emotional and Behavioral Issues
Sometimes a child is struggling at home, at school, or with friendships and we aren’t sure why. It isn’t uncommon for people who don’t know better to pin labels on a kid who is struggling such as “lazy” or “ADD” or “undisciplined.” In our extensive experience, when a child is struggling, there is always a reason why. Understanding that “why” is the key to discovering how to help your child find his or her path towards a healthy and successful life.
A well-done assessment will give you a clear and accurate picture of your child’s strengths and challenges emotionally, socially, and academically. This information can demystify why they are struggling even when you try everything you can think of to help. With the assessment results, we are able to tailor a detailed plan just for your child with concrete suggestions and recommendations to help you get unstuck as a parent, and help your child get on a happy and successful path
Learning Disabilities and ADHD
We excel at assessing children who may have Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or a Learning Disability. We use a comprehensive, collaborative approach to assessment that focuses on identifying your strengths, and offering research-based recommendations and finding realistic solutions for your child’s challenges.
An incredibly important part of a good ADHD or Learning Disability evaluation is ruling out other mental health issues or emotional conditions that can mimic the symptoms of ADHD or Learning Disabilities. We take accurate diagnosis very seriously, and are careful to provide a comprehensive assessment that looks at your child’s emotional functioning as well has his or her attention and learning abilities to make sure that we are making helpful recommendations and accurately identifying the “why” behind the problem behaviors.
Giftedness and “Twice Exceptional” Children
People who are highly intelligent are not immune to learning disabilities and ADHD. Often gifted students with learning disabilities or ADHD are missed because their high intelligence allows them to cope better in academics than many of their peers. People who are both highly intelligent and have a learning disability are often referred to as “twice exceptional.” If you feel you or your child may be in this category, call The Catalyst Center to learn how an assessment could help you learn more about your abilities and discover ways to reach your full potential.
Meet Our Assessment Team
Chelsea Campbell, PsyD, LCP
Working with Dr. Chelsea Towler Campbell in therapy or assessment will help you to identify and build on your strengths.
Joey Tadie, PhD, LCP
Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people and helping them to transform their lives.
Emily Markley, PsyD, LCP
Dr. Emily Markley is the Clinic Director of our sister non-profit, the Ardent Grove Foundation. In addition to her work training future psychologists, she provides Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment here at the Catalyst Center.
Sarah Long, PsyD, LCP, CEDS
Sarah sees her role as walking alongside her clients on the journey towards greater health, meeting you where you are now and helping you take the next step in your journey when you are ready.
Karmen Thulin, PsyD, LCP
If you are ready to make a change and give yourself the gift of healing, Karmen may be a great fit for you. She is easy to connect with, deeply compassionate, and has the training and knowledge needed to help you reach your goals.
Let’s Get Started!
We are committed to helping you find a great fit with a therapist, which is why we offer every new client a FREE initial consultation.
There are two easy ways to connect with us. Call our office at 720-675-7123 and press “1” to be connected. Fill out the contact form to request an appointment or to learn more.