Whether you are looking for short-term consulting or growth-oriented therapy, expect a casual, collaborative and conversational experience. 


Jessica Ortiz, L.C.S.W.

Jessica is the founder of Catalyst Therapy. Jessica specializes in helping adolescents and adults overcome anxiety, depression, work or home stress, life transitions and relationship issues. She makes new research and time-tested strategies easy to use and a natural part of the conversation. Jessica loves helping people develop new ways to manage stress and feel and perform their best. 

She has two degrees from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Outside of the clinical setting, Jessica has worked in research and evaluation and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, locally and abroad.

Emily Dohm, L.S.W.

Emily specializes in working with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, self-image, school/work-related stress and personal relationships. She has a special interest in working with individuals dealing with chronic illness and other health issues causing them to feel anxious or burned out and those wanting to improve their overall health and wellness. Emily has an energetic and empowering approach. She is passionate about helping clients find and refine their strengths and seeing them take new steps towards change.

Emily joins Catalyst Therapy with over a decade of experience in school, hospital and outpatient settings. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Catalyst Therapy is looking for licensed mental health professionals to join us as we grow. If you’re a passionate clinician and think you’re a good fit, email your resume and letter of interest to:


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