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Transformative Workshop and Retreats by Elongate


Bridging the Gap Between Internal and External Worlds

After providing psychotherapy, trainings and Retreats for countless individuals, couples, organizations, and therapists Bradley Lake, LICSW, LCSW-C saw the need and desire to create intensive and dimensional Retreats. These in-depth 3-day Retreats would provide the time and opportunity to elongate the synapses - to do deep and important work. This gave rise to the creation of Elongate, LLC.


Embrace Vulnerability and Overcome Challenges

Explore one's identity, connect with a supportive community

The journey towards personal growth and transformation is a lifelong commitment, one that requires courage and perseverance. It is a profound experience that has the power to transform individuals and the world around them. In today's fast-paced world, many people struggle with feeling disconnected from themselves and others and may be seeking guidance on how to navigate their inner world. At Elongate Retreats we offer an opportunity to explore one's identity, connect with a supportive community, and gain insights and tools to overcome life's challenges. This work requires practice, vulnerability and the courage to know what you don’t yet know. At Elongate we will help guide you through this process.

Hold Yourself Without Shame. Shame impedes curiosity and informs isolation. Together let’s embrace challenges with care and vulnerability – diminishing and relinquishing shame.

Artwork by Bradley Lake that represents Growth and Transformative Healing
Artwork by Bradley Lake that represents Growth and Transformative Healing

Holistic Well-being Workshop: Integrating Therapeutic Modalities for Personal Growth

Explore Mindfulness, Somatic Practices, Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychology for Resilience and Community Support.

This workshop in particular offers a comprehensive experience that integrates various therapeutic modalities, including mindfulness, somatic practices, psychotherapy, and neuropsychology. By combining these modalities, participants are offered a holistic approach to well-being that addresses the complex interplay of mental, emotional, and physical health. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals who are seeking a multifaceted approach to their personal growth journey. With the group work, participants are able to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. This empowers individuals to achieve greater well-being, resilience, and vitality while providing a supportive community to help them along their journey.

Artwork by Bradley Lake that represents Growth and Transformative Healing


Meet Bradley, founder of Elongate Workshops

My journey to becoming a psychotherapist started with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Washington University. Despite pursuing a career as a dancer in New York City and France after graduation, my passion for psychology persisted. It eventually led me to pursue graduate studies to become a psychotherapist and dedicate myself to helping individuals overcome their challenges.

Having diverse passions and pursuing them has been integral to my personal growth. As a result, I prioritize helping my clients identify and pursue their passions as part of their therapeutic journey. After earning my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work, I worked in various clinical settings, including the St. Francis Center in Washington, DC, Sheppard Pratt Psych Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. There, I provided therapy for a diverse patient population, including individuals and families processing issues related to death and dying, women with eating disorders, and children and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, and conduct disorders.

Bradley Lake, founder of Elongate
Artwork by Bradley Lake that represents Growth and Transformative Healing

Bradley's Journey of Deep Transformation and Empowerment

Though I gained valuable experience working in institutional settings, I found my true passion in working with individuals, couples, and groups long-term to witness deeper change and growth. Building my private practice became my primary goal. Through this, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of patients, including gay men, lesbians, families, children, adolescents, and couples. In addition to my private practice, I lecture at local graduate programs, facilitate numerous groups for professional clinicians and peer counselors, and provide ongoing supervision for therapists. I also enjoy speaking and leading workshops for organizations, agencies, and law firms.
My journey has taught me the importance of pursuing one's passions and finding purpose in one's work. As a psychotherapist, I strive to help my clients achieve their own personal growth and fulfillment.

Do you want to...

Maintain better physical and mental health by knowing yourself more deeply

Continue the process of healing old wounds

Cultivate more positive and intimate relationships with your mate, children, neighbor, etc

Identify and pursue passions and interests that bring joy and fulfillment

Be more productive and successful in your careers

Change your current career

Meaningfully contribute to your communities 

Have specific goals for the next 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years.

Enriching Workshops for Personal Growth and Resilience at Elongate Retreats

Elongate retreats offer a series of enriching workshops designed to guide you on a journey of personal growth and empowerment. Explore your identity through the expressive art of "I Am Poems" and connect with others who are on a similar path of self-discovery. Indulge in deep relaxation and mental restoration through Constructive Rest Meditations and Guided Imagery, allowing your body and mind to release tension and find a greater sense of ease. Gain insights into the science of resilience, understanding how your brain adapts and bounces back from adversity.


Engage in supportive small group sessions, led by an experienced group psychotherapist, where you can share your experiences and receive valuable support in a non-judgmental environment. Discover the profound mind-body connection through somatic work, utilizing techniques that help you explore the interplay between physical sensations and emotions. Cultivate mindfulness skills through various practices, fostering self-awareness, stress reduction, and emotional regulation. Finally, reflect on your healing journey and set empowering aspirations for your future, empowering yourself to evolve and embrace personal growth. Guided by dedicated facilitators, this retreat offers a nurturing space for self-discovery, resilience, and community building.

Artwork by Bradley Lake that represents Growth and Transformative Healing
Artwork by Bradley Lake that represents Self Discovery and Relaxation

Deepening Self-Discovery, Resilience, Relaxation, and Empowerment

At Elongate we aim to provide a transformative experience that deepens self-discovery, enhances resilience, fosters relaxation, builds supportive connections, cultivates mindfulness skills, inspires empowerment, and sets empowering aspirations. Participants leave the retreat with a renewed sense of inspiration, practical strategies for personal growth, and an empowered mindset for enhanced well-being in their daily lives.

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