The STAR Process

Time to discover your true self


A Heart-Centered Approach

STAR is a profoundly transformative 10-day personal growth retreat providing a carefully structured program of accelerated healing and transformation.

Our heart-centered approach facilitates a deep connection to your own truths, and inner knowing and healing, allowing you to heal the wounds of your past, mend your heart, and experience the falling away of fear and doubt. You are then free to move on into a happier, more joyous, and more present focused existence.

Our Retreats

STAR offers a uniquely complete in-depth approach to individual healing, using a blend of techniques from mainstream psychotherapy along with holistic and transpersonal approaches.

Our Framework

Our healing process rests in the latest neuroscience, birth psychology, attachment theory, trauma research, anger management, and mindfulness practices.

Using a variety of creative and innovative healing methods, our experienced staff will support you along the way.

  • Explore the root causes of your current challenges allowing you to change
  • Gain the insights needed to move past the limiting beliefs and old patterns that no longer serve you.

“My time at STAR changed my life. The program helped me to reevaluate many issues that I did not even realize were troubling me. Issues which I came to realize were causing me a lot of angst and creating negative or self-defeating behavior. The retreat gave me skills to rethink and reorganize several aspects of my life. I am much happier and although people are guessing that I changed my hair or had plastic surgery, it is apparent to everyone that I am different and “lighter.” It is hard work to attend and put your all into everything that is addressed. It is a very intense 10 days, but well worth the personal reflection and growth it produces. I am happier and calmer and more at peace!”

Bonnie, 2017 STAR Participant

“”I was in an ongoing battle with episodes of depression and anxiety. After many years of traditional mental health treatments and counseling, I still felt so worthless, hopeless, and like a burden to my family. I came to STAR to work on these issues and during my journey discovered what was keeping me in that state of helplessness, worthlessness, and hopelessness. This discovery helped me to experience a deep sense of hope, peace, understanding, compassion, and acceptance of myself. After 15 years, I finally felt so much hope for my future.My decision to attend STAR saved my life!”

Renda DiBrizzi, 2016 & 2019 STAR Participant

“STAR has saved my life! I am leaving with a much deeper understanding of the various parts of and how they influence me in my daily life and in the decisions  I make. I feel much more integrated, more whole. Most importantly, I left STAR with a much deeper level of self-love and self-acceptance than ever before. Truly a life-saving and life-affirming experience.”

Jeff D., 2016 STAR Participant

Proven Therapies & Exercises

You will be gently guided through an intensive, deeply nurturing process that facilitates deep and lasting change.

  • Cognitive foundations
  • Self-reflective exercises
  • Experiential therapies

  • Integrative breathwork
  • Emotional release work
  • Psychodrama
  • Birth Psychology

  • Guided imagery
  • Ego-state psychology

  • Family of origin exploration
  • Art projects
  • Bodywork
  • Journaling
  • Writing assignments

Our Dedicated Staff

STAR provides a safe and caring environment for the kind of self-examination that is required for in-depth personal growth. The unusually high ratio of staff to participants is invaluable in ensuring that each person receives the care and support needed to derive the maximum benefit from our program.

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Staff Ratio
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Lives Changed
Years of Tranformations

Your STAR Experience

At STAR, we focus on dividing change into three key processes…

Our Process

The STAR process consists of both cognitive and experiential exercises designed to gently and safely offer opportunities for you to identify sources of emotional pain, explore and examine long-held belief systems; including dysfunctional patterns, addictive behaviors, negative messages, and traumatic experiences from early childhood that are still powerfully affecting your life.

“STAR is a safe place to say your truth and feel your feelings. It is a place where you can find and be your authentic self. It is a place where you might be able to drop from your head and all its noise and into your heart and soul and experience who you truly are.”

— STAR Clinical Director, Ken Ball, PhD, LMFT

STAR Retreats

Discover more about STAR retreats and how we can help you to change your life.

Healing Happens Here

Our transformational 10-day program is designed for people who are ready to awaken their true potential.

Change Your Life

What is keeping you stuck in your present reality and getting in the way of the life you want for yourself?