Virtual Therapy

Virtual Therapy

The Catalyst Center is committed to providing mental health care to our community. We understand that we are living through unprecedented times and facing new challenges. Luckily, we also live in an age with wonderful technology and resources to help keep us connected. We have adapted our services to include virtual therapy (tele-therapy) so that no one has to go without mental health support. 

We are able to provide most all of our regular services, including our groups, using virtual platforms that are easy to use with any smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera or webcam. Please read on for answers to frequently asked questions. 

 

How does virtual therapy work?

There are many virtual platforms that allow us to have private, one on one meetings using any smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera or webcam. Virtual interactions are a bit different than in person meetings, but they still allow for a sense of conversational nuance, emotional expression, and mutual reading of one another’s cues. It is something we can adapt to with less practice than you might expect.

 

Will virtual therapy feel different than in person therapy?

Your therapist will work with you on becoming comfortable in a video session and work hard to bring a vibrancy to virtual conversations. After some time, you will “settle in” to the conversation and sometimes forget you’re virtual. Video therapy will have both depth and warmth based upon the rapport you and your therapist build together. 

 

What can be done during a virtual therapy session?

You are able to do the vast majority of the activities you normally would in an in person therapy session such as talk processing, relaxation techniques, problem-solving, and skill-building.  

 

Can my children attend a virtual therapy session?

Many children are familiar with video chat so they are often very comfortable using it. Sessions may need to be shorter in length than during an in-person therapy session, but they still use art projects, story-telling, skills practice, and other activities that they are used to doing in person during a video session. Performing multiple, shorter interactions over virtual platforms can be an effective strategy to maximize attention and maintain consistency.

How do I get set up for a virtual therapy session?

Prior to your first virtual session, you will receive clear directions from your therapist that will allow you to be ready to link to your private therapy meeting or group. The Catalyst Center uses a professional healthcare platform that is HIPAA compliant, offers high quality streaming, and is very easy to use.

 

How do I get the most out of my virtual therapy session?
  • Privacy is key for your own personal comfort. We recommend finding a consistent setting in a room away from others or other distractions. This will help you associate the environment with your therapy space.
  • Bring what you will need to be engaged and supplied. Think about getting a beverage, blanket, or tissue before your session begins so you are comfortable and can stay in the moment and experience of therapy.
  • Build a routine both before and after the session. Allow yourself a little time and space to transition into and out of the therapy mindset. Just as you would take care of your body before and after a physical workout, and it is important to do the same with our mental and emotional health.
  • Try to remove distractions so you are able to be present in all the necessary ways to do good therapy. Multitasking will diminish the effectiveness of the session, and it is best for you to be as focused as possible. 

 

Have other questions? Please don’t hesitate to call us, 720.675.7123, email us, info@catalystcenterllc.com, or submit a form below and our admin team will be happy to answer questions and get you started. 

 

Some of Our Therapy Specialty Areas

 

Pregnancy and Postpartum

Trauma Recovery

LGBTQ Affirming Therapy

College Students

Personal Growth and Healing

Anxiety, Worry and Panic

Depression, Bipolar, and Mood Disorders

Men’s Issues

Meet Our Therapy Team

Courtney Klein

Dr. Klein specializes in working collaboratively with people who are seeking to improve their relationships and their lives.

Chelsea Campbell

Working with Dr. Chelsea Towler Campbell in therapy or assessment will help you to identify and build on your strengths.

Erin Jacklin

Dr. Erin Jacklin is the owner and clinical director of The Catalyst Center. She hand-picked each therapist at the center.

Joey Tadie

Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people and helping them to transform their lives.

Lies van Bekkum

Dr. Lies van Bekkum provides her clients with a wonderful balance of warmth and straightforwardness as a therapist at The Catalyst Center.

Karmen Thulin

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.

Katie Godfrey

Dr. Godfrey excels at building meaningful connections with her clients as they work together in a warm, non-judgmental environment.

Kendra Doukas

Kendra Doukas is passionate about her work helping individuals, couples, and families to heal and rebuild after major losses and traumatic events.

Mary Miller

Mary is known for creating a space where you feel so safe and comfortable that you are able to work through things that you didn’t know you were capable of getting through. 

Sarah Long

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.

Erin Staniszeski

Erin is able to sit with your story, no matter what you have been through. Having worked with many survivors of trauma, Erin carries an unshakable confidence in your ability to break through and thrive, no matter what you’ve experienced.

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