Embracing Intimacy: A Therapy Group for Couples
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
February 6th – April 24th, 2014
The Living Arts Counseling Center
1265 65th Street, Emeryville
$130 per Couple per Session
- Do you feel stuck in your relationship?
- Do you feel unheard, misunderstood or under-appreciated?
- Do you have difficulty communicating your feelings and needs?
- Do you miss the spontaneity and passion you once had?
- Do you desire a deeper level of authenticity and connection with your partner?
Today’s couple faces many challenges; there are multiple commitments vying for your energy and time. How do couples stay connected, have satisfying sex, and continue to grow, both as individuals and together?
Our intimate relationships need nurturing in order to thrive. When feelings of resentment, boredom, or mistrust set in, it’s healthy and empowering to reinvest in your relationship and give it the care it deserves.
Join us in this weekly group where committed couples examine what’s no longer working for them, clarify what they want to change, reconnect with their playfulness, learn tools for shifting dysfunctional patterns, and deepen their sense of compassion for each other. Through the use of dialogue, mindfulness, improvisation, role-play, psychodrama, and other experiential methods, we will share our stories and our common resources for making love “work” and truly embracing intimacy.
This group is for heterosexual and LGBTQ couples.
For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Jennifer Stuckert:
(510) 595-5500 ext. 18; firstname.lastname@example.org
Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT is a psychotherapist, drama therapist and Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryille with 30 years of experience in helping individuals, couples and groups to transform their lives. He has developed innovative programs for personal growth, social change and intercultural communication. Armand has received international recognition for his work with groups in conflict and the transgenerational transmission of trauma. He believes in the capacity of intimacy in committed relationships to “re-parent” and heal ourselves and serve as the foundation for an adventurous life. Armand is Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies and Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University.
Jennifer Stuckert, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (#64158 ), is a drama therapist at the Living Arts Counseling Center, where she works with individuals, couples, and facilitates Transform Your Life Script Drama Therapy groups. She supports clients in developing creative and compassionate approaches to life challenges, with a focus on building self-esteem, regulating feelings, enhancing presence and embodiment, working through creative blocks, deepening intimacy, transforming sexual shame and negative body image, and making empowered choices. She is currently studying sex therapy in the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program. She is supervised by Merry Ross, MFT (#37401).www.jenniferstuckert.com