No words will say how much I appreciate Dr. Zettler and Studio1. SHE is amazing from our first phone call I could just feel that she cared about me. When I came up for the Intensive she went way above and beyond! I gained a tremendous and recommend her to anyone with any type of trauma. She helps you work through it with out judging at all! I've done many types of therapy before I came to Dr. Zettler and was pretty skeptical that this would work but she came highly recommended so I said I'd try. Her method is amazing and works! It is a game changer to your life and the way you think and process. It's really worth it! GIVE IT A TRY.
Thank you Dr. Zettler you changed my life!
-SS, Miami Beach, FL
I was at rock-bottom. Dr. Zettler literally saved my life.
- Anonymous, NY
If you've been traumatized, start here. You can win at life. Start with Dr. Z! She is brilliant!
- DW, Oregon
It has been almost 9 months since my teen daughter attended an intensive. She has had so much healing and her brain processes things totally different now. Caitlyn was amazing to work with and perfect for my daughter. Dr. Z is incredible and always knew exactly how to keep the sessions moving forward.
I will be forever grateful for the healing my daughter received. It truly saved her life and gave her the tools to move forward with a healthy version of herself.
- BH, Idaho
I have been working in the area of societal traumas brought on intractable wars and global terrorism for years and have well understood the importance of addressing the impact of war trauma on families and communities. But I have never known of a method that could actually work until I discovered the ITR method and was the compassionate witness to a client undergoing intensive outpatient treatment program with Dr. Zettler.
Not only was I completely enthralled with the process and Dr. Z's expertise in guiding the client through it, but I watched the power of the method help the client recognize her own true self independent of her trauma(s), regain a sense of that true self which is bigger than the trauma events brought on throughout her life, and courageously gain control to move forward in life in a healthy and positive way, free of trauma effects. The combination of ITR method along with IFS and art-therapy of Dr. Z's treatment is incredibly powerful as it helps the client process-out their traumas positively and realize that things happened to them, it is not who they are (trauma is what happened to you, it is not you!). One can literally watch the brain of the client work wonders as it engages in this inward journey to rewire and make room to grow new neural pathways.
Although trauma events are terrifying and can break individuals' sense of self, safety, security, and in many cases whole identity, processing them isn't scary and is an extremely empowering experience. The interactive process between the therapist and the client is key, and for me, it was like watching magic happen in the therapy room. It left me thinking how much pain, suffering and even wars can be avoided if traumas are processed early on in life and as soon as they happen to people, and how healthier our world would be if this method is used as a preventative paradigm. People continue to suffer because of the effects of traumatic events that turn into misdiagnosis, traditional forms of therapy only seem to prolong the process, and ITR's motto of "Treat the trauma first, and then see what's left" should be a fundamental shift in mental health practice, interventions and treatment. It feels like so much of counseling and psychiatry continues to fail people, and ITR is the small shiny glimmer of hope to truly cure people, on one-on-one basis.
I have started the training process for trauma therapy to relieve other's PTSD symptoms and want to use this method in my work. I want to encourage everyone to process their traumas as soon as possible, and practitioners to use this method in their own practice. There is no better ptsd therapy..
-Aleksandra Nesic, Ph.D. Senior Social Scientist & Applied Linguist
US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS)
Visiting Professor, Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program
Joint Special Operations University, MacDill AFB (USSOCOM)
Principal Social Scientist, Conflict Psychology & Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
Valka-Mir Human Security, LLC
Dr. Z worked with our son on a couple of occasions while he transitioned schools. The first occasion, they developed a tight bond that helped provide him with a sense of security he didn't get from his classroom teacher.
The second time, she worked with him, he was transitioning to a new school. We had her work with him once a week at school. She helped him work through his anxiety and his fears about a new school. I would highly recommend Dr. Z to anyone seeking any type of therapy for their child. She cares about her clients with her whole heart.
- LQ, Florida