About Us

We are hardworking innovators with a positive and energetic approach to therapy and change:

Catalyst Therapy, Inc. (CTI) is a clinic in Encinitas, CA that specializes in pediatric evaluation and treatment. CTI provides an innovative, eclectic, and holistic approach to therapy. By forming a partnership with our clients, we aim to spark the energy and commitment within the individual and/or family that is imperative to enact lasting change. Our goal is to facilitate an individual’s full potential.

We treat individuals of all ages, with an emphasis on the pediatric population.

We treat children who have been identified with special needs and disabilities as well as those who may not have yet been formally identified but are looking to maximize the potential of their children and/or themselves.

We offer occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and psycho-educational assessments, consultation and counseling. In addition, we offer groups and training to parents, teachers, and the general public.

We utilize the latest in research and evidenced-based practice to provide our clients with the most comprehensive evaluation and treatment. We aim to facilitate the full developmental potential of children by offering the highest quality services possible.

We are family oriented and believe that parents, caregivers and extended family are an integral part of the therapy process. It is our goal to specifically train parents, caregivers and family members so that they can be empowered to affect positive change toward their child’s progress.

Commonly Treated Diagnoses

  • Articulation/Phonological Processing Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • Congenital Birth Defects
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia and Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders
  • History of neglect or abuse
  • Language Delay/ Language Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD)
  • Oral-Motor Deficits
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS)
  • Sensory Deprivation Issues
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Adults with sensory and motor problems including those with attention issues and/or developmental disability

Our Philosophy

• We aim to spark the intrinsic motivation in each and every child we treat
• We believe that all children deserve to be happy, confident and successful
• We believe that all children aim to be successful and that sometimes they need assistance to help them achieve their fullest potential
• We believe that children learn best through a playful and joyful approach
• We listen to our clients to hear what it is they need to change
• We believe that family participation is vital to affect positive change towards their child’s progress
• We believe in capitalizing on children’s strengths and interests
• We believe that environmental modifications can positively impact children’s progress
• We strive to provide excellence in everything we do
• We employ research and evidenced-based interventions to offer our clients the most up-to-date and effective therapy
• We have a wonderful network of professionals to refer to when appropriate

We receive referrals from parents, educators, therapists, psychologists, physicians, and the San Diego Regional Center (SDRC). Please call us at 760.944.7870 to find out how CTI can assist you and your family.

The information contained on CTI’s website is for informational purposes only. This information reflects our professional philosophy and approach. No statement, testimonial or information on this website constitutes a guarantee for a specific outcome.