Emotion Regulation Therapy Group
Self Regulation Project
The SRP Group is held Mondays 6:00 – 6:50pm. This group aims to help members understand that emotional intensity can be harnessed, misunderstandings can be worked through, the threshold for being stirred up can be lowered, and the time it takes to get back to your normal state can be reduced.
Using Mentalization-based group activities, members will be asked to imagine what’s going on in the minds of others to better understand how each of us makes meaning of our own and other peoples’ actions, and how easily misunderstandings can occur. Group members will work together to explore one anothers’ triggers and the ways that early life experiences have shaped our expectations in current relationships. When members are triggered in the group, DBT-based activities will help build newer, more effective coping strategies. The group can become a safe place of healing through attachment, honesty, and boundaried intimacy.
- Better understanding yourself and others
- Stress management through mindfulness
- Becoming more aware of your reactions to people and situations
- Developing healthy assertiveness and self-expression
- Building self-respect and self-mastery
- Deepening relational skills and intimacy
- Finding the deeper meanings behind personal difficulties
- Identifying new ways to respond to old and challenging situations
Over time, courageous conversations like this cultivate a return to a more authentic and empowered self.
Call (424) 371-5191 or email to request a free 20 minute telephone intake interview. A member of our treatment team will explain the program and ask about your personal history to determine if the SRP is right for you.
Commitment & Cost
Our Treatment Approach
Many people have difficulties with emotional regulation. These individuals tend to experience stormy interpersonal relationships, intense emotions, unstable moods, problems with impulsiveness, self-harm, and confusion about themselves and others. Research and clinical data show that these struggles are often linked to a history of childhood trauma or abuse, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and insecure attachment. These traumatic life experiences generate a continuous cycle of suffering and become resistant to short-term treatments focused only on behavioral change or present day understandings of the problem. The SRP’s treatment philosophy is based on sound theoretical principles, which integrate:
- Psychoanalytic theories to identify and address the deeper non-obvious origins and meanings of one’s suffering;
- Practical skill-building including DBT-Based and Mentalization-Based techniques to help improve day-to-day coping, impulsivity, and mood fluctuations;
- Mindfulness practices which are taught and modeled throughout the group experiences to aid in developing a gentler mindset so that healing and growth may take the time they require.
New skills learned in the SRP will help participants regulate emotions, better tolerate distress, and support personal growth in relationship to others.
For Referring Clinicians
Do you find yourself searching for inexpensive alternatives for continuing care when a patient’s insurance runs out? Do you find that personality disruptions persist even after a patient has become sober or stopped engaging in the behaviors that initially brought them into treatment? Are complex trauma and personality issues simply outside the scope of your treatment focus? SRP was designed to address the needs of these patients! We welcome referrals and potential collaborations from residential treatment centers, sober livings, partial hospitalization programs, time-limited IOPs, and clinicians in private practice.
- We offer a FREE phone assessment with one of our intake specialists
- Monday Evening group and responsible collaboration with individual therapists
The SRP offers the type of supportive atmosphere needed for profound change. It is confidential and affordable with fees based on a sliding fee scale. Call 424-371-5191 x436 or email if you think we can be of help!
Our Team & Vision
Samantha Liberman, MA
Samantha is a doctoral candidate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. She has previously trained at The Chicago School Counseling Center, Hillsides Full Service Program, and The Achievable Foundation working primarily with adolescents and adults. She is passionate about working with patients utilizing psychodynamic and object-relational theories.
And, the rest of your SRP Team:
Kyana Barakett, Psy.D.
Jennifer Kashani, Psy.D.
Kyle Kermott, Psy.D.
Elizabeth Slater, MA
Erica Sanborn, MA
Erica is a doctoral candidate at the California School of Professional Psychology. She has training working with adults and college-aged individuals on a variety of presenting concerns such as relationship issues, depression and anxiety, self-esteem concerns, and identity development. She is drawn to attachment theory and is interested in the integration of mental and physical wellness. She is passionate about helping individuals embrace their vulnerability and curiosity so that they can forge meaning and build identity through the sharing of their story.
Claudia Feldman, Ph.D.
WILA Clinical Director / Supervising Psychologist PSY25130