About Us

“We are here to learn to endure the beams of love” ~ Blake

Albert (Terry) Sheldon M.D. Is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington, Seattle and has taught psychotherapy for 20 years. He has trained in and practiced many therapeutic modalities, including CBT, EMDR, hypnosis, group therapy, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and -most extensively – Intensive Short- Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.

Dr. Sheldon received a Bush Medical Fellowship in 1992 to pursue research in psychotherapy. He embarked on a course of experimentation and research with the therapeutic process that continues into the present.

Now in collaboration with Ms. Winstanley they have developed this new paradigm in psychotherapy THE COMPLEX INTEGRATION OF MULTIPLE BRAIN SYSTEMS. This approach integrates recent neuroscience research on neuroplasticity, brain development, and therapeutic change.

Beatriz Sheldon MEd.Psych. has practiced psychotherapy in Vancouver, BC for 25 years and trained and supervised clinical counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists for the past 10 years. She graduated with a Med Psych. from McGill University, Montreal where she also completed a postgraduate specialization in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. She was one of the clinical investigators in a recently published, multi-center, evidence based research study of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. (“Controlled Evaluation of Short Term Psychotherapy in patients with personality disorders” 1999-2002)

Ms. Sheldon has united with Dr. Sheldon in pioneering a different paradigm utilizing extensive clinical research and incorporating the latest knowledge from neuroscience. They have also been developing new experiential teaching approaches to enable therapists to incorporate (even embody) the wisdom into their own therapeutic work.