Marriage, and Group Therapy
Read below for descriptions of the types of therapy offered through Therapy Center for Embodied Transformation.
Life is a challenge. The added challenge is in the fact that we are the only ones who are able to live out our own life. We are of course able to be influenced by other individuals, groups, cultures, or life situations, but ultimately speaking, we carry the burden of making moment-to-moment conscious and unconscious decisions that have great internal and external impact.
Most people come to therapy because they continue to engage in internal experiences or external behaviors that appear to create obstacles to their own happiness and agency for enacting change. This may appear in the form of continuing to engage in an addiction, despite knowing it is creating problems in your life. It may also take the form of continuing to get socially anxious and avoiding potential friendship or networking opportunities, despite knowing it would be a good idea to stop being anxious. Additionally, many experience continuing to get depressed and self-destruct, while knowing full well that it is likely not helpful to remain in this depressed state. The list of common ways we are stuck in life, and are not yet able to access our empowered agency for change is endless.
However, there is a way to step into your agency for change and ultimate happiness, and this involves individual therapy.
Read below for some of the experiences you may have during, and as a result of, individual therapy:
- Gain tools to create actual change and transformation in your life
- Cultivate deeper connection to healthful desires and the vitality and courage to live them
- Decrease anxiety and fear
- Gain greater self-awareness
- Learn about and cultivate greater mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-love
- Change patterns of thought and behavior through balanced will and self-kindness, rather than through shame or force
- Experience a safe space to learn to tolerate and work with challenging emotional states or moods, and how to come out of them
- Process grief, loss, and past traumas with a loving presence, and truly heal the wounds these feelings spring from
- Create concrete goals, and experience the empowerment to actually complete them, due to having worked through the psychological blocks that have prevented you from tackling them
The latest research is incorporated into how to provide the tailored fit of therapy needed. Elements of behavior therapy (CBT & DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy are used. The Therapy Center for Embodied Transformation primarily uses James Bugental and Irvin Yalom's Existential-Humanistic methods, as well as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
Couple or Marriage Therapy
Being in a partnership, no matter what configuration, can be so challenging. It is difficult to not get locked in conflict and start to feel withdrawn or in despair about the lack of intimacy between you and your significant other. Often, when couples are so disconnected from one another, it then becomes easier for both to engage in affairs, or increase other behaviors/actions that widen or deepen the relationship schism.
What is leading you to couples therapy is likely very common, and despite the sense of hopelessness, despair, anger, and fatigue that plagues each couple in your situation, there is definitely a way to heal.
Here are some key experiences you might have through couples therapy with the Therapy Center for Embodied Transformation:
- Developing strategies for (re) establishing connection and intimacy
- Having a safe space to speak about sexual issues
- Gain the capacity to view your dynamic objectively and without shame, and be able to realistically assess where each person might need to do their own work to improve the relationship sphere
- Learning to identify and understand defensive behaviors in yourself and partner, and how to curb them in the moment
- Building greater trust with your partner
- Cultivating an intimate atmosphere of collaboration rather than warfare
- Learning to vastly improve communication
- Learn to begin to love your partner and have a felt sense experience of your love and desire for them
- Gaining an ability to both step outside of blame, while still remaining empowered and authentic.
- Cultivate the capacity to tolerate difficult emotions and support one another in making it through these states
- Grieve and heal past traumas together
- Learn to support one another in dealing with life's ups and downs, rather than being the one contributing to your partner's experience of extreme ups and downs
Couples therapy will be guided by the latest research in attachment and neuroscience. Interventions will be formulated and guided based on the prolific research of John Gottman (of the Gottman Institute), the work of Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focused Therapy), best-selling author and psychotherapist Dr. Stan Tatkin (founder of The Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy), and the evolving work of Dr. David Mars (founder or AEDP Couples Therapy and the Center for Transformative Therapies).
Group therapy will give you a rare opportunity to begin to improve upon your capacity to be in relationships of all kinds, while remaining connected to your own capacity to tolerate your triggers and challenging emotional states, while being fully authentic. Groups range from therapy process groups to educational support groups. Please inquire about current groups being offered.
Fee Structure and Insurance:
No insurance is currently taken through services rendered through Therapy Center for Embodied Transformation.
At this time patients pay out of pocket for each session.
However, a generous sliding scale fee is offered based on evidence of a qualifying income bracket.
*Fee Range for Individual Therapy Session:
$100 - $160
*Fee Range for Couple Therapy Session:
*Fee Range for Group Therapy Session:
* Fees may be higher or lower than what is listed here. It is important to ask your therapist about current fees for services.