Meet The Team

Dr. Caster & Associates Clinic

Empathetic, Caring Therapy & Counseling in South Denver

“Our Mission is to provide Positive Emotional Support and Practical Tools for Long-term Mental Health and Ongoing Happiness, in a Completely Safe and Respectful Therapeutic Environment.”

Meet Dr. Jeff

My father was a psychiatrist and was the key influence and inspiration behind me pursuing mental health as a profession. I have a Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology, and have been in private practice since 2005. I completed my internship at Children’s Hospital in Denver, later taking on a staff position as a Psychologist and, during that time, I worked with chronically medically ill children and their families.

I believe that working at Children’s provided me with the clinical foundation needed to work with the clients I have today. The experience was transformational for me, both professionally and personally. Dealing with the mental health challenges of young people on a daily basis expanded my capacity for empathy and kindness beyond anything I could have imagined.

Not only did it make me a better therapist, it made me a better person, husband, and father.

I continue to grow and understand my role of supporting people through the most challenging times of their lives, and I take pride in, and respect the honor given me, to dive into an individual’s life experience. I feel honored to be a part of my client’s lives and value their relationships very much.

I live in South Denver with my wife Kim and together we have three children, Abigail, Caroline, and Peter. My children attend the South Denver Public Schools and we spend a ton of time in the dance studio. We enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time together. My wife runs an organization with the goal of empowering girls to believe in themselves and their amazing talents. Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me.

Professional Credentials

Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Psychology – Colorado State University 1995

Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology – University of Nebraska 1997

Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology- University of Nebraska 2001

Internship in Clinical Psychology at the Children’s Hospital – Denver, CO 2000

Staff Psychologist at the Children’s Hospital – Denver, CO 2000-2007

Private Practice in South Denver 2005 – Present.

Meet Cathryn

Cathryn Derman is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She creates customized treatment plans for adolescents and adults that incorporate various modalities such as animal-assisted therapy, experiential therapy, and skill-building/talk therapy for clients who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, etc. Cathryn is passionate about animal-assisted therapy, as they provide comfort and instant feedback in the therapeutic setting. Her two dogs, Luke and Charlie Brown, are both trained therapy dogs who share time in the office. Cathryn is also an EMDRIA approved EMDR clinician.

When providing care, Cathryn asks the questions “Where have you been and what have you experienced?” Instead of “What is wrong with you?” Each client is asked to set goals, so that they feel like their time in therapy has a direction.

Cathryn started her therapeutic career working in a community mental health setting and with adolescents in a substance abuse treatment program. She has been in private practice since 2013, and has seen clients at Dr. Jeff Caster and Associates since 2015. Cathryn also serves as a clinical supervisor with the WINGS Foundation, where she has served in various capacities for the past 6 years.

Cathryn graduated in 2013 with a Masters of Science in Marriage, Child and Family Therapy from University of Phoenix. She hails from the Boston area and is a devoted fan of all Boston sports teams. She lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband, two dogs, and four cats.

Meet Jesse

I have a lifelong passion for helping others and over twenty years of experience in the mental health field, as a therapist, clinical trainer, and supervisor of therapists. These experiences have assisted me in understanding and walking with others towards their goals. I believe healthy therapeutic relationships provide the foundation, safety, and strength to address life challenges.

My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in Community Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado since 2004. I have professional experience in many venues and have served all ages and backgrounds. I specialize in treating children, youth and their families in the areas of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma. In addition to children and youth, I am very comfortable working with adults of all ages and have treated a wide range of issues, symptoms, and diagnoses.

Previously, I provided care as a Child and Family Therapist at Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network, Project PAVE, and Denver Children’s Advocacy Center where I was the Director of Assessment and Treatment. It was during that time that I became highly specialized in trauma treatment. I have been privileged to assist others in unlocking where they have become stuck or are suffering. I have a strong appreciation for family therapy and routinely involve those important to the client when providing care.

Part of being a helping person is modeling good care of oneself and I have a variety of hobbies and interests that create happiness for me in my daily living. I am an avid cook and love all things food related. I love the outdoors and stay active by walking, hiking, biking, camping, gardening, skiing and traveling domestically and abroad. I have a loving compassionate wife and have close relationships with my family. We live in Denver and appreciate all that Colorado offers in natural beauty and recreation.

Let’s Get Started – Moving Forward Begins NOW!

We invite you to set up an appointment with any of our associates to see if we would be a good fit for you.
We’ll get started by understanding your experiences and how they impact your life currently. It is always exciting to know change can happen – and that you will be fully supported and respected during the process.

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