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Individual Psychotherapy

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. ~Kahlil Gibran

At the center we see individuals, couples, and families in our clinical practice. This includes children, adolescents, adults, and elders. Our therapeutic approach is designed for individuals who wish to cultivate intimacy with themselves and with life, in the context of alive presence and inquiry.

 

In our work, our therapists support and challenge you to embody your most authentic and spontaneous self in service of participating in the world from the fullest expression ofbeing. We invite you into a safe and authentic human encounter – the therapeutic relationship – a place to know oneself, be oneself, and stretch oneself.

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. ~John 8:32
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Our approach to therapy supports you to:

HEAL:

  • Increase self esteem.
  • Resolve unconscious shadow material.
  • Recognize and move through anxiety and depression.
  • Navigate difficult emotions: fear, anger, loneliness, shame.
  • Explore obstacles and increase your capacity for sexual intimacy.

INTEGRATE:

  • Tame the mind by releasing unhelpful thought patterns.
  • Develop effective and responsible communication in relationships.
  • Create transformative health and spiritual practices.
  • Cultivate money maturity and a balanced time budget.
  • Know the body through healing outdated body images.
  • Deepen self-awareness through the Enneagram.
  • Integrate life history and transitions: parenting, career changes, loss.

TRANSFORM:

  • Discover and apply an integral approach to your life.
  • Welcome fear and pain as growth opportunities.
  • Identify facets of development using the Integral Psychograph Assessment.
  • Embody courage, joy, aliveness and live at your growing edge.
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Psychotherapy For Couples

The river that flows in you also flows in me. ~Kabir

Dr. Esbjorn-Hargens works with couples to:

Identify your growing edge, each individually, and as a couple.

Recognize obstacles that impede the growth and happiness in your relationship.

The pain of love breaks open the heart.~Hazrat Inayat Khan

HEAL:

  • Identify early childhood patterns and wounds that may impact your relationship.
  • Recognize how each of you respond or react to difference and conflict.
  • Discover how contact or lack of contact is expressing itself in the realm of sexual intimacy.

 

INTEGRATE:

  • Grow your capacity to tolerate difference in your partner.
  • Grow your capacity for self-reflective and responsible dialogue/communication.
  • Utilize the Enneagram to help identify and work with differences in personality style.
Great love can both take hold and let go.~Alfred Orage

TRANSFORM:

  • Increase your capacity to bring self-awareness to the various issues you face as a couple.
  • Understand your relational dynamics through the lens of the Integral model.
  • Discover and maintain increased aliveness through developing authenticity, courage, presence.
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