The Living Room: An intentional community of healing
The Living Room arose out of many years of dialogue among social justice committed therapists in Seattle, Washington. Some of us were part of the group Therapeutic Justice Project, a coalition of social justice healers that ran from 2008-2011. We wanted to nurture a supportive space where practitioners and clients alike have room to breathe and to heal. We talked about what our ideal practice setting would look and feel like, and decided it would feel like a living room - a place where gatherings could happen, both spontaneously and formally, for learning, dialogue and support. The Living Room is the incubator project for that space.
We recognize that now more than ever we need models of healing that are liberatory, committed to social justice and incorporate a strong, intersectional understanding of systems of oppression.
Our common vision is a model of mental health practice - including psychotherapy, supervision, consultation, and business of practice - that is liberatory and empowering for all.