Michael Karson, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Denver, wrote an interesting article including “a list of sexual pitfalls many couples are susceptible to”.
We especially enjoyed that Dr. Karson addressed the issue of how being parents can impact sex in # 2 in the list.
Read the whole article here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/feeling-our-way/201410/6-common-problems-couples-have-sex
And…stay tuned on the Psychology Today blog because Dr. Karson will be address what couples can do about this problems.
This article from the Washington Post is an honest and well written portrayal of one woman’s experience as a mother who suffers from anxiety and depression. Anne shares about her journey as a woman, partner, and mother.
I’d thought that I could keep my illness separate from him, but in retrospect I can see how ridiculous that hope was.
How could I hide these things from him – the constant metallic taste of fear in my mouth, the tearful meltdowns over any little thing that might trip up my routine, the relentless self-loathing that sometimes paralyzes me for days – things that have so profoundly shaped who I am?
I’ve spent most of my life hiding my depression and anxiety, but being a parent makes this so much harder.
The Catalyst Center specializes in the prevention and treatment of postpartum depression as well as treatment for mood disorders. For more information about this specialty area go to http://www.catalystcenterllc.com/services/individual-therapy/pregnancy-postpartum-support/
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Anne Thériault is a Toronto-based writer and cat enthusiast who blogs about feminism, mental health, and parenting. You can follow her on twitter at @anne_theriault or her blog at The Belle Jar.
Courtney Klein, Psy.D., LCP
Approach to Healing:
Lasting Positive Change
Dr. Klein specializes in working collaboratively with people who are seeking to improve their relationships and their lives. She excels at treating more than just the immediate symptoms, addressing the whole person and treating the underlying causes of distress. By using this comprehensive approach she is able to help her clients achieve lasting change rather than just a quick, temporary fix.
Dr. Klein’s clients frequently tell her that she helped them to feel comfortable expressing themselves openly right from the start. This feeling of comfort and connection is an incredibly important building block for achieving lasting change. In her psychotherapy work, she uses humor and compassion to connect with her clients, and often finds that her sessions are filled with moments of laughter that help to balance the hard work they are doing on the issues at hand. She honors each of her client’s experiences, and takes pride in her work walking with them in their journey towards lasting positive change.
Sometimes you need a private place to be yourself where you can freely discuss your life with someone who can offer an outside perspective and help you to make the changes you are seeking. Dr. Klein excels at providing such a place for her clients: somewhere they can feel completely safe and supported in their process of growth.
Dr. Klein’s Training
Dr. Klein graduated from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology with a doctorate in clinical psychology. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and has worked in various mental health settings including private practice, The Children’s Hospital, and community mental health in the seven years living and working here in Denver. She is especially drawn to seeing clients in private practice where she is best able to provide the care and energy needed to help them reach their goals.
About Dr. Klein
Dr. Klein grew up in various towns across the Midwest and fell in love with Denver, Colorado when she moved out here for graduate school. After completing her doctorate she found she could not leave such a great place, and instead decided to make Denver her home. She is still exploring all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. She has found that she loves hiking, running, backyard gatherings, and trying restaurants in the city.
Katie Godfrey, PhD, LMFT
Dr. Katie Godfrey’s Specialties Include:
Approach to Healing:
Warm, Genuine, Safe, and Empowering
Dr. Godfrey excels at building meaningful connections with her clients as they work together towards growth and healing. She is passionate about creating a warm, non-judgmental environment where her clients can experience being deeply cared for as they work together to transform their lives. In her over ten years of clinical experience her clients have often told her that they value how genuine she is with them, and appreciates how she balances challenging them to grow with supporting them. She has a gift for connecting with people who feel no one can connect with them, and helping them grow new connections with others in their lives. She work with clients on a wide variety of issues, and has specialized training in several areas of expertise including helping her clients heal from trauma with EMDR and treating postpartum depression and anxiety.
Dr. Godfrey’s Training
Dr. Godfrey completed her Master’s of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy at Colorado State University in 2005. Her Ph.D. is in Educational and Human Resource Studies with a concentration in Couple and Family Therapy. This was completed at Colorado State University in 2010. Additionally, she has a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. She has also completed specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Perinatal Mood Disorders. Prior to joining The Catalyst Center, she worked at Crossroads Safehouse and had a private practice in Fort Collins, CO since 2004.
About Dr. Godfrey
Dr. Godfrey was born and raised in Savannah, GA, where she still visits annually to have some ocean and family time. After high school she moved to the mountains of North Carolina to attend college at Appalachian State University. There she was able to pursue many outdoor activities and completed The Appalachian Trail after graduation, a 2,140 mile backpacking journey from Georgia to Maine. She then moved to Fort Collins, CO, where she completed her graduate training and worked for many years. She is new to the Denver area where she now lives with her partner and children. She spends a good deal of time camping, hiking, and enjoying all of the activities Denver has to offer.
Ready to book your free consultation with Dr. Katie Godfrey? Call us at 720-675-7123 or email CatalystCenterLLC@gmail.com
A powerful reminder of the beauty and wonder of the female form during the miracle of pregnancy!
As spring is approaching, many people are deciding it is time to take the opportunity to do some emotional “spring cleaning” and are looking for a great therapist to help them meet their goals. The Catalyst Center’s Dr. Katie Godfrey is an excellent choice for someone looking for a warm, genuine, and empowering therapist. Katie excels at building meaningful connections with her clients as they work together towards growth and healing. Her clients value the experience of being deeply cared for as they work with Katie to transform their lives. In her over ten years of clinical experience her clients have often told her that they value how genuine she is, and appreciates how she balances challenging them to grow with supporting them. Katie has specialized training in several areas of expertise including helping her clients heal from trauma with EMDR and treating postpartum depression and anxiety.
Dr. Katie Godfrey’s Specialties Include:
This quarter, Dr. Godfrey has graciously agreed to lend her expertise to our blog with a series of articles about the postpartum period. She has great advice for new moms and dads who are struggling with the amazing/crazy/awesome/exhausting process of becoming parents. We are incredibly lucky to have her here at The Catalyst Center and are excited to be able to share some of her insight with you all!
To learn more about Katie’s work at The Catalyst Center, or to book your free initial consultation with her, please give us a call at 720-675-7123.
Article Recommendation: Mothering the Mother: 40 days of rest
What a great reminder of how important it is for new moms to rest!