Ted Usatynski is the author of Instinctual Intelligence and academic articles on transpersonal psychology, the neurobiology of Tibetan Buddhism, and healing trauma as part of spiritual development. He holds graduate degrees from Harvard University in Bio-physical Anthropology and from Naropa University in Counseling Psychology and has completed training from the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in the Treatment of Trauma. He is the founder of Instinctual Intelligence, LLC, through which he has and led workshops around the world. His newest book, Men: Myths, Lies, and Reality, co-authored with internationally acclaimed men’s group leader Dag Furuholmen, has just been published in Europe.
Gabrielle Usatynski, MA, LPC, is a couples therapist and relationship expert for the past 10 years and currently maintains a private practice in Louisville CO. She has been clinically trained for the past 7 years by Dr. Stan Tatkin in a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). Gabrielle earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Gabrielle’s work in marriage counseling is informed by her extensive experience working with children and families. Before her focus on couples therapy, Gabrielle practiced as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) for many years, specializing in family therapy with traumatized children and their families. Gabrielle’s couples therapy is also inspired by her education from the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in the treatment of trauma. Gabrielle has studied many spiritual paths throughout her adult life.
Gabrielle and Ted were married in 2016. They founded Wake Up Together LLC, a digital education company devoted to bridging the gap between the realm of spiritual development and human relationships. Their online education course called Sacred Intimacy, teaches couples and individuals how to overcome heartbreak and loneliness and create a lasting union based on collaboration.