Jay Brandenburg-Nau Shares the Story of the Allender Center and How it Helps People Heal

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Always seeking new resources and means to optimize care for his clients, counseling psychologist Jay Brandenburg-Nau meets a variety of needs and helps people heal for good. Aligning with the teaching and resources of the Allender Center, he explains how the organization has helped countless people overcome obstacles and go on to live happy, fulfilling lives. 


Using a range of therapy approaches and a variety of resources, Jay Brandenburg-Nau helps his clients uncover the root sources of their troubles and overcome them. From this, they learn how to live healthier, happier lives and can incorporate therapy techniques to overcome obstacles now and in the future. 


Jay Brandenburg-Nau uses psychotherapy, group therapy, couples counseling, individual sessions and more to ensure he meets the varying needs of his clients. He regularly employs EMDR Therapy, ACT Therapy, DBT Therapy, and the Enneagram model to set up approaches depending on what he believes each client situation requires. His teachings align with the lessons and practices of the renowned Allender Center, and he discusses how it leaves such an impact on countless individuals. 


“The Allender Center helps people find lasting peace no matter how deeply rooted or seemingly severe their obstacles are,” says Jay Brandenburg-Nau. “The center relies on decades of Dan Allender’s teachings, training, and writings to help people heal.” 


The Allender Center was originally founded in 2011 by Dr. Dan Allender and Rebecca Allender, MA, who worked alongside Cathy Loerzel, MA, and gained the support of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. Their mission is to encourage redemption from their visitors and healing that will last a lifetime. At the Center, professional facilitators help individuals, couples, and communities grow by prompting them to share their unique stories with awareness and integrity. They claim to shape and embolden leaders through integration of dynamic instruction, praxis-oriented group work, and rigorous personal narrative work.


“From their time at the Allender Center, people will feel more connected to their individual stories instead of just playing the part of a casual bystander,” says Jay Brandenburg-Nau. “This empowers them to heal and take control of their lives after leaving, feeling connected with others who have faced similar issues.”


The Allender Center offers a range of conferences, workshops, group opportunities, and professional training programs to ensure everyone has an equal chance at success. Their online courses help attendees understand the complex issues related to trauma to address the work required to heal. In their conferences, people explore topics like marriage, relationships, and lifestyle habits in a large audience setting. 


The workshops at the Center provide an in-depth experience that allows people to share and explore their life experiences with one another, providing meaningful insight. They can also explore experiences in small groups or individually in “story group” sessions that are offered each week. 


“The Allender Center is a retreat for people to heal, grow, and mature with support from experienced facilitators and other attendees who are facing the exact same obstacles,” says Jay Brandenburg-Nau.