History and Background
Psychotherapist, Gary Thomas Wareham, is a mental health professional expertly trained in Primal Therapy by pioneers in the field, Jules and Helen Roth. In the early 1970's, the Roth's were trained and certified as Primal Therapists by the founder of Primal Therapy--Dr. Arthur Janov. Jules Roth was the Director of Training at the original Primal Institute in Los Angeles from 1970-1974, and a true master of group therapy and group process work. Helen Roth was a senior therapist and trainer who not only worked with the most demanding cases, but became renowned for her expertise, knowledge, and skills especially with preverbal feelings including birth and intrauterine trauma.
In 1974, the Roth's relocated to Denver to open what eventually became The Certified Primal Therapists Center of Denver and later the Roth Center for Primal Training. As the reputation of the Roth's caring skills, technical expertise, and adherence to Primal theory and philosophy spread, clients not only came from across the U.S., but from numerous countries and continents throughout the world (Canada, Israel, Europe, Australia, etc.). Their integrity, dedication, professionalism, and high standards were unsurpassed in the field of Primal Therapy. For over two decades, throughout the duration of their practice in Denver, hundreds of clients benefited from the Roths' treatment expertise and therapeutic knowledge.
Training and Experience
Gary had the good fortune to have personally undergone the experience of Primal Therapy as a client at The Roth's original Denver Center. With years of experience as a client, he knows "from the inside" what clients are re-experiencing and feeling during the process of Primal Therapy. In addition to being a client, he received over 3 years of extensive training and supervision as a therapist-trainee in Primal theory and techniques, under the personal direction of Jules and Helen Roth in the 1980's. The training was experiential in nature, encompassing both individual and group work. This was an intensive, "hands-on" program that emphasized deep feeling process, body-centered techniques, and cognitive integration. The training, while Primal- based incorporated other psychotherapeutic modalities including Gestalt, Client -Centered, Existential, and Behavioral perspectives. During the 1990's, he continued to receive specialized training in Primal Therapy from Helen Roth, and during that time constantly sought to increase his knowledge base.
Over the years, Gary has developed a keen interest in neurobiology and has kept abreast of the latest research and most recent developments in the neurosciences. Understanding contemporary brain research and how it fits into the "Primal paradigm", is not just a passion of his, but in Gary's view, is absolutely essential to providing the very
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