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Culturally-Affirming Services

 We firmly believe that change and healing is possible and that each person has the innate capacity to grow and lead a more fulfilling a life.  Our highly talented and dedicated team of therapists are committed to providing culturally-responsive, trauma-informed and evidence-based psychological services. Our clinical services include individual therapy, relational/couples therapy, group therapy, and teletherapy (online therapy) for adults and adolescents. Additionally, we also provide comprehensive psychoeducational assessments and psychological evaluations

Because path towards self-discovery, growth, and healing is different for everyone, our services are uniquely personalized and  tailored to meet your unique needs and specific experiences.  Our therapists are highly-skilled and are trained in variety of therapeutic orientations based on the best psychotherapy science and research.  Collectively, our team has experience with the following treatment approaches:

  • Interpersonal/Relational Therapy

  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Feminist-Multicultural Therapy

  • Decolonized/Liberation Psychology

  • Psychodynamic & Psychoanalytic Therapy

  • Existential-Humanistic Therapy

  • Emotionally-Focused Couple's Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectal Behavior Therapy

All of our services begin by building a compassionate, collaborative relationship with each client that is grounded on understanding the full complexity of your identity and your experiences.  Together, we can empower you to move forward on your journey with a deeper self-awareness, more satisfying relationships (with yourself and with others) and a more meaningful, authentic existence.

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy involves you, the patient, talking to your the therapist about your concerns, issues, desires and goals. Individual therapy sessions may focus on current or past problems, thoughts and feelings, relationships, etc. Together we will explore the factors that are contributing to your distress and and thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may no longer be serving you. Individual therapy sessions are usually scheduled on a regular  basis and are 45 to 55 minutes in length. Duration and frequency vary depending on the nature of your problem(s) and your individual needs.

​Common concerns that we treat at our center include:

  • PTSD & Trauma Recovery

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Race-Based Trauma

  • Excessive Worry

  • Perfectionism

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Interpersonal Difficulties

  • Imposter Syndrome

  • Over-functioning Professionals

  • Trans/Gender Identity Concerns

  • LGBTQ Issues

  • Ethnic/Racial Identity Issues

  • Infertility struggles

  • Neurodivergent Identity

  • Existential Concerns

  • Therapy for Psychotherapists

There are many therapeutic approaches to dealing with these issues.  ​Though our therapists practice from a variety of theoretical models, we all practice from an insight-oriented, multi-cultural framework.  Our insight-oriented therapeutic approaches can help you gain a deeper understanding of the roots of your difficulties through the process of  self-exploration, self-reflection, and self-discovery. Our evidence-based, trauma-informed practices can help you develop sustainable symptom relief  and support your path to healing, resilience and growth. Most often,  the therapy process includes learning new coping skills, increasing self-understanding, exploring relationship patterns, and gaining a better sense of how you interact and relate to others.

Individual Therapy for People of Color, LGBT Queer Affirming Therapy
Couples & Relational Therapy
Couples Therapy for People of Color, LGBT Queer Affirming Relationship Therapy

Relationship & Couples 

Therapy

Romantic relationships, at their best, can be deeply satisfying, rich and fulfilling experiences. When conflict arises, they can also be a source of hurt, sadness, and frustration. For partners who are struggling in their relationship, counseling provides a safe environment in which each partner can feel heard and understood.   ​Healthy communication is one of the most important ingredients of a successful relationship. Relational counseling can help increase clarity and improve communication skills, so that our clients leave therapy with a better understanding of themselves, their partner, and  the the negative patterns that are hindering the quality of the relationship(s),  regardless of the outcome.

We believe healthy relationships can exist in a variety of constellations, including those that have non-traditional/multi-partner configurations, or identify as non-monogamous/open, or polyamorous. We strive to be sensitive the unique needs and challenges of marginalized communities, such as sexual and gender minorities. We enjoy helping individuals in non-traditional relationships cultivate deeper, intimate and more satisfying partnerships from a shame-free and empowerment paradigm.​

Relationship counseling for non-traditional relationships can be particularly useful in addressing the following concerns:

  • Assisting partners  explore what form of ethical non-monogamy is best suited for them

  • Helping partners negotiate agreements and ethical boundaries of their relationships

  • Providing support for poly individuals in the "coming out" process

  • Identifying and negotiating cultural differences and power dynamics within polycules

  • Creating a "coping skills toolbox" to address challenging relational patterns

If you are looking for help strengthening your relationship(s), it is important to work with a therapist experienced in providing couples and relational therapy. Our highly-skilled relational therapists serve as neutral guides and help provide support and structure to make  difficult discussions easier to navigate while respecting the views of all partners. 

 

Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced couples therapists if you're ready to take the first step toward healing and improving your relationship.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

Our inclusive and highly skilled team of therapists are here to support you. Request an appointment and our Client Care Coordinator will connect you to one of our therapists who will follow up with you to schedule a complimentary phone consultation.

Group Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy is one of the most powerful therapeutic tools for growth and change. The groups  at ACIP are “interpersonal process groups” where the common elements that bring members together are the desire for self-understanding and a shared commitment to strive towards authenticity.

 

The groups offered at our center  provide the unique opportunity where you can receive honest, helpful, and challenging feedback from your peers allowing you to develop deeper awareness of your struggles and relational patterns ( ie, how they impede you from having more satisfying relationships with others and with your own self). Equipped with this new insights, the  safe, supportive therapeutic atmosphere of a therapy group provides the ideal place to experiment with new, more effective ways of relating to others, with the goal being that you can then apply these insights and skills in your life outside of group. ​​

Group therapy can be an excellent stand alone treatment to address your concerns, but it can also serve as an excellent adjust to your ongoing individual therapy work - particularly if you are feeling stuck in the same relationship patterns or struggling to implement the skills that you have learned. To enhance therapeutic experience for our clients, our groups are small  (limited to 5-8 individuals) and meet on a weekly basis for approximately 90 minutes. 

To learn more about group therapy and current group offerings, please visit our Group Therapy page.

Group Therapy, Group Counseling
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