Transformational Therapy Services provides the opportunity for holistic healing for those who have experienced addiction, mental health, and other difficult life experiences. We strive to empower members of our community to be the healthiest versions of themselves by utilizing the latest research and best practices to guide our work.
The Transformational Therapy Services team offers individual adult, adolescent, and child therapy services in person and via telehealth, as well as therapeutic groups. Each of our team members has their own unique approach to providing care.
AREAS OF HEALING SPECIALTY:
Adult ADHD Testing
Adult and Teen Executive Functioning Therapy (Helpful for those with high-anxiety or ADHD)
Depression, Anxiety, and Burnout
Individual Adult, Child, and Teen Therapy
Individual DBT based therapy for Teens and Adults
Individual and group based addiction and mental health therapy for Teens and Adults
Couples Therapy: Communication, Adultry, Empty Nest, and more
High-functioning Depression and Anxiety
Healing from Grief and Loss
HEALING THERAPY GROUPS:
Therapy groups, offered in a cohort model (meaning that the same group of people start and end the group session series together) are available multiple times a year. Each group session consists of 1 meeting per week lasting 2 hours, with a maximum group of 12 persons. Groups will not begin until there are at least 5 people registered for the group, and groups may be online or in person.
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Skills Group: DBT skills are an evidence-based practice that are effective for persons who have struggled with emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and effectiveness in relationships. This group will be a 6-week introduction to the skills and practice of DBT. Participants will learn about what DBT is, will be led through an experiential group of skill learning, practicing and skill building. If participants are interested in further learning about DBT, they can elect to work with a provider at the practice who specializes in DBT long-term. This group may be the only service a client uses, or may be used in addition to individual, couples, or family therapy and other mental health groups.
Addiction Relapse Prevention: This is a 14-week course that can be a stand-alone group for someone who is struggling with problematic substance use and who is seeking to reduce use on their own or may be a step-down model of care for persons who have been in residential or higher-levels of intensive outpatient addiction care who are seeking additional support. Groups are 2 hours in length and are a combination of psychoeducation and group processing time. It is strongly recommended that persons participating in this service also participate in weekly individual sessions with a provider at the practice for additional and long-term support.
TREM (Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model): TREM is an evidence-based practice for persons who have experienced traumatic or difficult events in their lives who are seeking a way to make meaning of what they have experienced, gain skills for working to heal from the difficult lived experiences, and to obtain skills to address symptoms that may be impacting the quality and joy of everyday living.
Grief Group: This group is for anyone who has struggled with a loss in their life – it can be the loss of a person, job, home, relationship, etc. Each group will be 2 hours and will be a combination of psychoeducation, art therapy activities, and processing time. The ultimate goal of this group is to help individuals come to terms with how to adapt, make meaning of, and learn how to carry what may not be able to be ‘fixed’.
Relationships in Recovery: Much like our Addiction Relapse Prevention Group, this is a 14-week course that can be a stand-alone group for someone who is struggling with problematic substance use and who is seeking to reduce use on their own or may be a step-down model of care for persons who have been in residential or higher-levels of intensive outpatient addiction care who are seeking additional support. This series focuses on healing the relationship we have with ourselves, and provides information, support, and guidance on how to have healthy relationships as one engages with their recovery journey. We at Transformational Therapy Services wholeheartedly agree with Johann Hari’s epic quote, “The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety – it’s connection”. Our relationships can either enhance or harm the recovery journey – we want to provide you with every opportunity for knowledge, growth, and support as you examine the relationship you have with yourself and others. Groups are 2 hours in length and are a combination of psychoeducation and group processing time. It is strongly recommended that persons participating in this service also participate in weekly individual sessions with a provider at the practice for additional support.
Seeking Safety Trauma Recovery Group: Seeking Safety is an evidence-based curriculum that helps clients attain safety from trauma (including PTSD) and substance abuse by emphasizing coping skills, grounding techniques, and education over the course of 12 weeks. Developed under a grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) by Lisa M. Najavits, Ph.D., this highly effective, research-based therapy has several key objectives including: Helping clients attain safety in thinking, emotions, behaviors, and relationships, providing clients integrated treatment of substance abuse and trauma conditions, and counteracting loss of ideals experienced from substance abuse and trauma. These will be 2-hour groups that will include a combination of psychoeducation and group processing time.
Self-Esteem and Personal Empowerment: This 12 week group therapy series utilizes the work of Dr. Kristen Neff on Self-Compassion, the work of Dr. Brene Brown on shame, guilt, recovery, and resilience to overcome negative cognition and to work towards healing our relationship with ourselves while learning, enhancing, and practicing communication and coping skills to help clients discover ways to live more authentically and navigate difficult life experiences more effectively. Each group will be 2 hours long and will be a blend of psychoeducation and group process time. This group can be used on its own, in tandem with other groups, and is recommended as an adjunct to individual therapy.
Support Group for LGBTQIA+ Youth: This group is for people aged 13-20. Over the course of 8 weeks this group will cover topics ranging from a brief overview of understanding queer history, identity formation, staying safe, relationship skills, healthy sexuality, self-esteem and communication skills, overcoming internalized homonegativity, and more. Each group will be 90 minutes and will feature a combination of psychoeducation and group process time.