Embark equips families with the experience and understanding they need to heal.

Embark by Calo provides transformational family therapy through an intensives experience. What does this mean? We are going to address the root cause of what keeps your families stuck in dysfunctional patterns, your child’s low self-concept, anxiety, depression, and shame that is severely impacting their ability to make and keep friends, and function well in society.

At Embark we specialize in going to the root of the pain caused by developmental trauma, which is often complicated by relinquishment, poor self-concept, maladaptive behaviors, and PTSD.

Our Services

Family Therapy Intensives

Embark offers 5 or 10 day, individualized, family therapy Intensives as our newest one-of-a-kind intervention. The family therapy intensive provides clinical emersion and trauma integration including: family therapy, assessment, neurofeedback, canine therapy, and treatment planning that optimizes healing.
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Parent Workshops

The Embark Parent Workshops offer emotional and behavioral empowerment to parents impacted by the effects of complex developmental trauma (relinquishment, PTSD, low self-concept, maladaptive behaviors).
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Embark is a family therapy intensive treatment using clinical immersion to provide assessment, psychotherapy, and experiential opportunities in a week long time frame.

Embark Intensive includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Assessment Battery with HRV monitor and Balance Sensor
  • State-of-the-Art Clinical Treatment
  • Family Therapy
  • Comprehensive Summary Report
  • 2 Continuing Care follow up session

Embark uses evidence-based, holistic therapies in a much more intensive and targeted way to achieve accelerated results. Families dealing with issues related to early trauma like depression, anxiety, poor interpersonal relationships, substance abuse and many other behavioral health conditions can experience remarkable benefits starting in the first session.

What is Family Therapy? And Why does Embark use it?

Embark selected family therapy as our primary modality because of the need for families to be connected to one another, but also for the need for the parents to be the safe and secure base for their child, not the therapist. Our mission is to create a “safe CASA” within the family, so that communication comes freely, and is the primary means to work through issues, versus holding each other in contempt, giving the silent treatment, slamming doors, etc. Family therapy is talk-therapy that focuses on the dynamics of the family, works on communication, and helping to create safety within the context of their family, all while exploring their developmental trauma that is impacting their life.

What Families Say

  • “It was so nice to get real help from professionals that understand what our family struggles with on a daily basis. The therapists helped us better understand the effects of the developmental trauma our son suffered and gave us real tools to use with him. The work we did at the intensive was difficult, but extremely helpful. I can’t say enough good things about Embark by Calo.”
  • “I actually think it could have been more days. The time was emotionally tough but I feel like it could have been one additional day or even two to allow a deeper exploration. It wasn’t until the second day that I felt I had finally gotten the “hang” of what we were doing there.
    I have gone to various therapists over the years and in all cases, there is that 50 minute “hour” that demarks the start and end of processing emotions. Unlike that tidy clock, emotions don’t turn up just for the duration of that (abbreviated) hour. Though I’ve found that 50 minutes is better than *no* minutes, there has not been one single instance where I attended a therapy session (individual or group) where I ran out of ground to cover or items that need exploration BEFORE the session was over. It always feels like, just as progress has started up, the clock runs out. I’m out the door and in my car and merging into traffic and feeling like I won’t remember what I did/didn’t process. There’s a sad realization that it will be a week before I will be back in that safe space where I can try to pry up the lid on my innermost thoughts, process my feelings, and make progress. Embark was the first time -the VERY first time – that I didn’t run out of time before I ran out of things to process. This was an astounding realization for me. Having the full attention of a team of three multi-disciplined experienced therapists for half a day, every day, for almost a complete week was indescribably powerful. I had a chance to ponder, to explore tangents, to really listen to my family members- all without that feeling of a ticking clock behind me counting down. I cannot say enough good things about Embark. It provided my family with the time, space, and safety to *really* dig in to the thoughts, feelings and emotions that encompass all of us. Embark was a wonderful experience and provided an opportunity for insights into my family that I think is unique in the therapeutic realm. Thank you Calo/Embark for an amazing experience. 🙂
  • “I have gone to various therapists over the years and in all cases, there is that 50 minute “hour” that demarks the start and end of processing emotions. Unlike that tidy clock, emotions don’t turn up just for the duration of that (abbreviated) hour. Though I’ve found that 50 minutes is better than *no* minutes, there has not been one single instance where I attended a therapy session (individual or group) where I ran out of ground to cover or items that need exploration BEFORE the session was over. It always feels like, just as progress has started up, the clock runs out. I’m out the door and in my car and merging into traffic and feeling like I won’t remember what I did/didn’t process. There’s a sad realization that it will be a week before I will be back in that safe space where I can try to pry up the lid on my innermost thoughts, process my feelings, and make progress. Embark was the first time -the VERY first time – that I didn’t run out of time before I ran out of things to process. This was an astounding realization for me. Having the full attention of a team of two multi-disciplined experienced therapists for half a day, every day, was indescribably powerful. I had a chance to ponder, to explore tangents, to really listen to my family members- all without that feeling of a ticking clock behind me counting down. I cannot say enough good things about Embark. It provided my family with the time, space, and safety to *really* dig in to the thoughts, feelings and emotions that encompass all of us. Embark was a wonderful experience and provided an opportunity for insights into my family that I think is unique in the therapeutic realm. Thank you Embark for an amazing experience. “

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About Calo

For over a decade, Calo Programs has created hundreds of successful outcomes for families struggling with developmental trauma, often complicated by adoption. We serve preteens, teens and emerging adults.
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