Individual and group psychotherapy

Therapy Center

Individual Therapy- The Eliot Group Institute (EGI)

Provides individual psychotherapy offered by senior training analysts with the training and experience to address the psychological and emotional difficulties experienced in today’s complex and stressful environments. These difficulties include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, stress, bi-polar, relationship difficulties, job stress, and other self-destructive behaviors.  EGI therapists are trained to support individuals in the process of bringing awareness to the unconscious thoughts and feelings that manipulate their lives. EGI analysts assist in the resolution of unwanted behaviors, thoughts and feelings with the goal that individuals will become freer to have what they want in life - Everything may improve including moods, behaviors, relationships, communication patterns, work or school environments.

In addition, EGI therapists have the expertise to effectively negotiate complex family issues such as family conflict, end of life care, and challenges of aging that include Alzheimer’s and dementia consultation and support.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call: (802) 356-3388

Group Therapy – The Eliot Group Institute provides

Psychodynamic group psychotherapy that addresses the difficulties in today’s complex and stressful environments and is especially valuable for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bi-polar and social anxiety. In addition to improving social and relationship skills, group therapy helps its members to create self-definition (becoming who they really are) by providing diverse responses to each particular state of being as members discover they are not alone. Psychodynamic group psychotherapy provides the safe space for members to express all thoughts and feelings, receive valuable feedback, and observe other members respond to their own thoughts and feelings.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call: (802) 356-3388.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Psychodynamic Group Therapy address depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar and other mental health, emotional and relationship conflicts?

Psychodynamic Group Therapy recognizes these conflicts as self-destructive behaviors. Research has shown that one’s immediate responses to self-destructive behaviors are generated from past life experiences. Thus, this therapy addresses how past experiences affect current behaviors and emotional conflicts by providing support to assist group members to relinquish the conflict of the past and live
in the present.

Psychodynamic Group Therapy is distinctly different from other forms of therapy. Groups naturally draw out patterns of self-destructive behaviors and past conflicts that can be addressed in a safe, unequivocal environment. First, individuals learn to understand their own thoughts and patterns of behavior and  those of other members. Individuals practice new patterns of communication and receive immediate and diverse feedback from others. Each individual is able to practice on-the-spot self-definition, or one’s role in life. Lastly, members learn that they are not alone!

What if I feel uncomfortable talking in front of others?

It is normal to feel uncomfortable when first meeting other group members. Most members find that it is comforting and reassuring to learn they are not alone in their problems. This realization brings a great deal of relief. Then, the group setting is seen as a safe, confidential place, where feedback can be immediate and meaningful.

What is the cost of Psychodynamic Group Therapy?

The cost is much less than individual therapy with a sliding scale fee schedule.

Will there be people with similar problems in my group?

Yes. Psychodynamic Group Therapy is for people who are motivated to change patterns of behavior that keep them in the past and not living in the present. These problems may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, or difficulties in work or family relationships. For an appointment, call: (802) 356-3388

As a type of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis helps people give up symptoms and behaviors which interfere with their leading meaningful and productive lives. Sometimes called the talking cure, psychoanalysis uses verbal techniques to bring to awareness unconscious forces that determine thoughts, feelings and behavior. At The Therapy Center therapists work psychoanalytically with patients to help resolve their problems instead of just overcoming them. Then everything may improve --moods, relationships, work, and school -- even the immune system. Most importantly, patients are then freer to get what they want in life.