Our Approach

A creative alternative to traditional therapy!

Experiential therapy is a broad umbrella term for types of therapy that engage the whole self.

Experiential therapy interventions allow people to use their senses, gut feelings, mental images, and physical sensations to explore their inner experience beyond the cognitive, thinking mind, in a safe and supportive environment. At ETG, our therapists bring their unique orientation to treatment and work collaboratively with our clients to choose what types of experiential approaches might be helpful to individuals based on their particular situation.

One of the key benefits of experiential therapy is its ability to integrate a connection between our mind (cognitive) and body (sensory) awareness and help us to shift out of deeply engrained patterns of behavior, as well as diminish recurring patterns of distressing emotions. Experiential therapy is effective in treating common mental health issues like anxiety and depression, persistent phobias, attachment/relationship patterns, and traumatic symptoms.

Interestingly, the majority of modern approaches to trauma therapy also utilize experiential methods to help people heal from traumatic symptoms. Recent research has shown us that these traumatic symptoms are not solely a cognitive (thinking) experience, but instead are stored in the deeper regions of the brain that impact the physiological response of the body and nervous system. By using the body-centered approaches of experiential therapy, clients can access and process the trauma where it’s stored, gain a deeper understanding of the trauma and its effects, and restore a felt sense of ease deep within the body.

At Experience Therapy Group, our team of therapists have specialized training in experiential therapy & trauma resolutionEMDR, Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Therapy, Expressive Arts, and more.

More broadly, experiential therapy encourages us to:

  1. Challenge ourselves to try new things with support
  2. Identify new perspectives and strategies we didn’t see before
  3. Increase access to new or different aspects of ourselves
  4. Embrace the process while working for results
  5. Build a stronger sense of self-belief and empowerment
  6. Develop new coping strategies to regulate our emotions in a healthy way

At Experience Therapy Group, we believe in the power of an experiential approach to help you create a more easeful, joyful and fulfilling life. If you’d like to learn about a more creative approach to traditional talk therapy, we’re here to answer any questions you may have and help you get started today!

Specialized Treatment Offerings

We prioritize ethical integrity and quality care.

Our therapists have extensive experience in their respective areas of specialty. All clinical services at Experience Therapy Group are rooted in the values of: creativity, collaboration, client-centeredness, and competence.

Brainspotting

Brainspotting therapy is a type of therapy that uses the visual field and the body’s sensations to access and process trauma, negative emotions, and limiting beliefs. It is an innovative and effective approach to trauma resolution, developed by David Grand, PhD. in 2003.

EFT Couples Counseling

Couples counseling with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a highly effective approach that focuses on strengthening the emotional bond between partners, resolving conflicts, and promoting secure and lasting connections. By enhancing communication and understanding within the relationship, EFT helps couples build a more secure and fulfilling partnership.

EMDR

EMDR therapy, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a type of therapy that utilizes bilateral stimulation to help individuals process traumatic memories and heal from past experiences. It is an evidence-based therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating a range of mental health concerns.

Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy is a dynamic and creative approach that integrates various experiential interventions, such as painting, music, movement, sandtray, & psychodrama to foster self-expression, healing, and personal growth. It provides a non-judgmental, supportive, and uniquely creative space for individuals to explore and communicate their emotions, thoughts, and experiences in ways that aren’t always easily accessed when we are limited to thoughts and words.

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that helps individuals to access and work with different parts of their psyche, ultimately promoting self-awareness, healing, and personal growth. It is based on the belief that every person has a complex inner system of sub-personalities or “parts” that can be identified, understood, and integrated to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Mindfulness-based Therapy

Mindfulness based therapy practices can help you cultivate awareness and acceptance of thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations to help reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress, while increasing overall well-being.

Somatic Therapy

Somatic Therapy is a body-centered approach that recognizes the interconnection between the mind, body, and emotions. Through techniques such as breathwork, movement, and mindful awareness, somatic therapy helps individuals release stored trauma and stress, promoting healing, self-awareness, and overall well-being. Our therapists utilize somatic therapy practices and interventions within most of our other specialized treatment offerings.

Yoga Informed Therapy

Yoga informed therapy is an integrative therapy approach that combines traditional talk therapy with yoga practices such as postures, breathwork, philosophies and meditation to promote emotional and physical healing. It can help individuals connect with their bodies, release tension, and increase awareness of their thoughts and emotions.

Skip to content