We desire to live our lives in Liminal Space.
Most of my life I have desired comfort, the familiar, normalcy. Now, in my role as a wife, mom, or therapist I feel uncomfortable when I am comfortable. Our goal is to live in the liminal space, opening ourselves to a bigger world.
Author and theologian Richard Rohr describes Liminal Space as: “where we are betwixt and between the familiar and the completely unknown. There alone is our old world left behind, while we are not yet sure of the new existence. That’s a good space where genuine newness can begin. Get there often and stay as long as you can by whatever means possible…This is the sacred space where the old world is able to fall apart, and a bigger world is revealed. If we don’t encounter liminal space in our lives, we start idealizing normalcy. The threshold is God’s waiting room. Here we are taught openness and patience as we come to expect an appointment with the divine Doctor.”
As therapists, we find that if we are not willing to leave the familiar and embrace the unknown, we cannot walk with others searching for genuine newness, the divine appointment, a new existence.
Join us in our continued pursuit of Liminal Space in our lives.
Approaching difficulties in a marriage or partnership can be daunting but our approach for couples therapy is one of empowerment with a focus on solutions. Ben and Megan take on couples seeking therapy together as a couple as this has proven to be effective for skills teaching and strengthening the relationship.
Recovery from the disempowerment and disconnection resulting from trauma is based on the empowerment of the survivor and creation of new connections. Our approach to trauma therapy is to establish safety, remember and mourn the trauma and to make new meaning of it for an improved future.
DBT is used to treat behavioural and emotional problems, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression and eating disorders.