Catalyst is a nonprofit organization committed to serving the needs of all victims of domestic violence and their children regardless of ethnicity, citizenship, language, religion, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.
If you are experiencing abuse in your relationship, Catalyst can help. Our advocates are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in the event of a crisis.
In addition to direct services and outreach, Catalyst is also able to provide referrals to other resources, organizations, and agencies.
1 in 3 people will experience relationship abuse in their lifetime. Catalyst is here to support all survivors of domestic violence, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, education level, social status, country of origin, age, religion, or ethnicity.
We have many volunteer opportunities for community members who are interested in donating their time to work in Catalyst’s programs.Learn More
Catalyst Counseling Program
Domestic violence can have very harmful effects on victims and survivors. Beyond physical injuries, many people who experience intimate partner violence also experience depression, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress, and traumatic grief. Counselors at Catalyst are fully equipped to address these issues. They are professionally trained licensed or pre-licensed therapists who approach counseling in a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ friendly manner. They also provide education about the cycle of violence and how to establish healthy relationships. All counseling services are free and confidential to any person who identifies as a victim of intimate partner violence.
We offer individual counseling for adults and children, by appointment, in Chico, Oroville, and Paradise. We also offer group counseling - please call for days and times.
We know it can be difficult to reach out for help from a counselor. Be assured that your privacy and safety are important to us. All of Catalyst staff are trained to ensure confidentiality and will not provide any information on your behalf without your written permission.
Benefits of Counseling
Counseling helps victims of intimate partner violence see things from a different perspective. It often provides relief as participants begin to understand the source of their stress. Counseling also helps to learn new ways to communicate and problem solve. Most importantly, it helps to learn how to treat oneself with forgiveness and compassion.