Helene Brenner, Ph.D.

Helene Brenner has worked for more than 25 years as a Focusing-oriented psychologist in private practice, bringing her perspective on Focusing-oriented therapy to a diverse clientele, as well as providing clinical supervision to psychotherapists. As director of Women’s Counseling and Psychological Services in Frederick, Md., her work helping women re-discover their true inner knowing and wants became the basis for her book I Know I’m in There Somewhere: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice and Living a Life of Authenticity, co-authored by Larry Letich and published by Penguin (USA) in 2003. In addition, she has been a certified Focusing trainer since 1992 and is a Focusing coordinator for the Washington, D.C. area. She has led numerous Focusing and “Inner Voice” workshops nationally and internationally, including Omega Institute, Kripalu Center and the Washington National Cathedral. She is also on the faculty of Focusing Resources, offering intermediate and advanced telecourses for both beginning and experienced Focusers and mental health professionals with Focusing training. She is known for her warm and compassionate manner combined with an astute and intuitive way of getting to the core of client’s and supervisee’s issues, while helping them find their authentic voice. For more about Helene Brenner and what she offers, visit her website at www.helenebrenner.com.


Llarry4arry Letich, LCSW-C

Larry is an individual and couples therapist in Frederick and Rockville, Md., co-author of I Know I’m in There Somewhere: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice and Living a Life of Authenticity and a certified Focusing trainer since 1994. He has led numerous Focusing workshops in the Washington D.C. area. He and Helene Brenner are co-ordinators for Focusing in the Washington, D.C. area. Larry is also trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and specializes in working with couples and offering a Focusing-oriented approach to working with anxiety, adult ADHD, and male clients. For more about Larry Letich and his practice, visit his website at www.frederickcounselinginc.com.

Meeting at the Edge
of Change

A Six-Month Core Skills Program in Focusing-Oriented Therapy

What causes real, lasting psychological change?

How can we better help our clients get past their stuck places, their despair, their confusion, blame and self-judgment, to feel better about themselves and make positive changes in their lives?

While Focusing-Oriented Therapy looks and sounds for the most part like conventional “talking” therapy, in many subtle ways it is quite different. Focusing-Oriented Therapy takes your client — and you as the therapist — out of the realm of content, out of the realm of fixing problems and “what’s wrong with me” or “what’s wrong with them,” into the realm of process, the realm from which all the thoughts, emotions, behaviors and life stories emerge.

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