for Clinicians


Attachment-focused therapy and Somatic Experiencing (SE) are fundamental and applicable theories in psychotherapy. They honor our bodies, emotional regulation, interdependence, and well-being. These are positive, ethological, humanistic, and developmental philosophies that instruct our clinical practice and experience. Together, they provide a holistic, not judgmental, approach that greatly supports our every day vitality and healing.

My training groups aim at fostering psychological depth and growth. By paying attention to our bodies and our emotions, we slow down, breathe, and identify what lives inside of us and next to us, in our environment. We create bonds with one another and examine how we use these connections to support our lives. Progressively, we will examine how we regulate our bodies, improve our presence, and empathically witness each other’s movement. .

Why Join the training group?

The art of psychotherapy is best learned by observation, imitation, inquiry, and participation. Group psychotherapy, in particular, requires the collaborative
investment of others to appreciate inter-subjective and intrapsychic movements. All of life happens in groups!  

When: Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm CT or Thursdays 2:00-3:30pm CT

Cost: $75 per 90-minute session

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About the group leader

Carlos Canales, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist, certified group psychotherapist (CGP) and somatic experiencing practitioner in private practice in West Des Moines, Iowa. He is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (FAGPA). He is  fluent in attachment, psychodynamic, gestalt, and somatic therapy with over 20 years of group experience.