Get through transference for good

. . . with less pain, more control, and at the end, feeling better than you ever thought possible . . . 

Therapy Bootcamp

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Troubled by a
never-ending transference? 

Exhausted fighting against yourself?

 (Even if you're no longer in therapy . . .) 

And struggling with ...

  • intense feelings for your therapist that you can no longer bear ...
  •  obsessive thinking and fretting ...and how it's interfering with your life
  • excruciating feelings that your therapist rejected you...

With dozens of unsettled interactions ...

. . . like reeling from your therapist's occasional aloof and seemingly uncaring attitude.  Was it just for effect or was it in fact your problem?

Or, possibly you're still dealing with a ongoing transference from a current therapist?

Maybe you haven't told your therapist how you feel and you're worried he or she may refer you to another therapist ... (because you know it happens often)

You desperately want to be free of it

Haunted by the memories . . . 

  • you were too scared to really open up in front of your therapist;
  • or you felt guilty that you were just wasting his/her time . . . 
  • or you worried that wanting your therapist for your very own was getting out of hand...,
  • perhaps you spent too much time in therapy talking around emotional wounds (and too little time on healing or resolving them) . . . ,
  • after your hour long sessions, you still felt it was never enough time
  • plus you're still plagued with a chronic deep-pit yearning (that umpteen distractions never take away)

Relief is at hand . . . 

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An inspiring online program with multiple training videos,
downloadable PDF's, specialized podcasts and extensive written content.

Get Therapy Bootcamp and experience freedom at last. Rise above your transference by knowing exactly what to do (and what NOT to do) to be free of it.

“I had my session with my T. before she goes on vacation...So here I am the next day after my session and I feel mostly fine. No heartache or longing. Old me would still be in tears and not know why...This is HUGE progress for me.”


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How does it help?

Therapy Bootcamp reveals how a transference serves an actual purpose. (Yes, put any embarrassment aside or feelings that you might be going crazy.) 

The brain is wise beyond your years.

It literally means that now you get to go back and "complete" those crucial developmental experiences that were missed so long ago. (Bootcamp teaches you how.)

Bootcamp also helps you understand which interactions with your therapist (or health care practitioner) fosters positive healing experiences (and how to use that knowledge in-between sessions—even if you're no longer in therapy).  

Lastly, it teaches you how to re-direct a transference into positive growth. Say good-bye to faking it in life and, finally feel like a fully grown adult among others.

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Dr. Susan LaCombe 25-Year Veteran Psychologist / Psychotherapist

With Therapy Bootcamp - using insights from neuroscience and clinical practice - you’ll discover how to get through your transference sooner and get out of your therapy what you really went for - to feel better about yourself.

A theory of transference from neuroscience

Through hundreds of scientific studies in neurodevelopment and neurobiology we've learned that the brain is shaped by infant and childhood experiences

Over the years, subtle (and sometimes, not-so subtle) interactions with your caregivers are collected to form a huge database of memories that shape how you come to know yourself.

early life shapes brain

Feelings are experienced somatically (through the body) that we interpret emotionally. Just like babies.

Even if you can't recall these early memories, they determine how you feel towards yourself each and every day.

Note that if any critical experience is missed in your childhood, the brain attempts to 'fill in the gaps' through your transference.

Yes, transference is the brain's natural attempt to move towards wholeness and to "make up" whatever experience you missed growing up.

Clinical practice provides the tools

  • Neuroscience teaches us that the brain can use new experiences to re-wire itself (through neuroplasticity).
  • Clinical practice shows that with the right tools you can re-create powerful experiences which your brain can learn from. Thousands of clients of somatic, body-based therapists are doing just that.
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Neurons that fire together repeatedly, begin to wire together.

And because these somatic tools directly access core feelings about yourself, gaps in your early development can be "isolated" and "completed". This means that you can move faster through your transference!

With Therapy Bootcamp, I'll share the tools I use everyday from my clinical practice – honed by years of professional training and working with clients. 

What are somatic tools?

Firstly, somatic tools are body-based. They're a groundbreaking discovery from neuroscience, supported by various somatic therapies. Essentially, they harness the intimate connection between our bodies and our emotions to create profound shifts in our well-being.

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Imagine this: Whenever you think a thought or experience an emotion, it triggers a pattern of neural activity not just in your brain, but throughout your entire body. 

These automatic bodily sensations are the raw material of our feelings, often operating beneath our conscious awareness.

With somatic tools, we can tap into this innate connection between body and mind to 'reverse engineer' our feelings. By consciously engaging with and reshaping these body-based sensations, we can directly influence the patterns of neural activity in our brains. This process is like giving our brains new 'experiences' to learn from, allowing us to rewire deeply ingrained patterns of thought and behavior.

Now, I understand that the idea of being 'in your body' might feel unfamiliar or even challenging for some. But here's the beauty of somatic tools: You don't need to be fully 'in your body' to start experiencing their benefits. In fact, even the simple act of engaging with these tools begins the process of rewiring your brain for greater emotional well-being.

Using somatic tools involves tapping into your right-brain feeling mode, where imagination and intuition reign supreme.

Through a guided process, you'll explore negative memories while simultaneously engaging your imagination to create new, empowering endings.

This powerful technique helps create new neural pathways in your brain, paving the way for lasting transformation.

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So, while somatic tools may seem complex at first, they offer a tangible pathway to healing and growth, even for those who feel disconnected from their bodies. It's about harnessing the power of your body-mind connection to create a brighter, more fulfilling future."

A word of caution

I'm not going to sugarcoat this. Owing to the number of emails I receive on this subject (and at the risk of sounding a little self-serving)  -  I need to tell you this:

"Some therapies are ill-suited to dealing with transference."

I can hear you asking, “So where does that leave me?” 

Look on the forums and you'll see that some people never get through their transference. Therapy goes nowhere, and this can go on for years.

Indeed, many clients terminate their therapy in frustration hopelessly believing they'll leave their transference feelings behind only to discover there's no reprieve.

It's a tragedy that doesn't have to happen.  I want you to avoid the fate of the hundreds of clients that will never see the end of it.

We now have the tools to make this a reality. 

I believe you can get out of your transference what is meant to happen. I'm committed to showing you how. (For an overview of my approach be sure to read my 3-Part article on what is transference and how to deal with transference. It also includes examples of how transference shows up.

Imagine knowing exactly what you’re doing now that's helping and those things that are actually slowing you down - especially those actions that are blocking your movement through your transference.

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Bootcamp gives you powerful tools for dealing comfortably with transference . . . once and for all!

“Sometimes I’m so freaked out I can’t absorb what my therapist is saying during a session. The podcasts and cheatsheets help me absorb the therapy talk out of session and have given me tools to get myself grounded and feeling safer.”

Emma C.


Imagine moving beyond your transference

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“I found your insight immensely helpful and it has enabled me to step back a little and reflect. I was amazed at how much you 'saw' in my short question!”


Among many skills, you'll . . .

  • Learn how to pay attention to the ticker tape messages of your unconscious mind. With that knowledge you'll be able to identify the kinds of interactions with your therapist that will prove useful in your transferences exercises (whether you're still seeing your therapist or not). (Useful for example, in doing the transferences exercises such as the Do Over and/or the Dark Side Rant)
  • Transform your transference with bite-size healing experiences (that you practice whenever the transference yearning pops up). This in effect, is building you up from the inside out using inner child work.
  • Learn how to feel safe enough to access feelings of vulnerability (without quickly distracting yourself). This is an important step to getting at inner child yearnings. Within therapy sessions, it'll help you to avoid self-editing.
  • Discover how to avoid obsessing about your therapist. A step-by-step plan helps control the intensity of the feelings associated with transference. (And in the process, you'll learn how to more easily move through your emotions.)
Worried about starting something you may not finish?

Therapy Bootcamp works like an App!

Embarking on a wellness journey can sometimes feel daunting, especially if you're concerned about not completing the entire program and feeling discouraged as a result. That's why our approach is different.

It's like an app for your emotional well-being. You don't have to commit to finishing every course to reap the benefits.

Instead, you have the freedom to pick and choose what resonates with you and use those tools to address your specific needs. 

Whether it's exploring body-based exercises for emotional release or diving into our online workbook for personalized progress tracking, you're in control.

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And if life gets busy or you feel you've gained what you came for, you can simply pause your subscription and return whenever you're ready. It's about empowering you to create a wellness journey that fits your life, without the pressure of completing a rigid program.

Therapy Bootcamp makes learning fun!

Say goodbye to dull courses and hello to engaging challenges! Our gamified approach to learning rewards you with points and bonuses as you progress.

Unlock valuable bonuses like 'Freedom After Trauma,' Dodging Bullets in Therapy', 'Abandonment Issues,' and 'Dealing with Triggers' as you accumulate points.

But that's not all! Points can also be redeemed for 20-minute sessions with your coach or moi, Dr. LaCombe, providing personalized guidance and support on your journey to emotional well-being.

I admit to being biased . . .  think you'll find that with Therapy Bootcamp, learning has never been this enjoyable or rewarding!

1. Gamified for Bonus Courses

The purpose of Therapy Bootcamp is for you feel better NOW. Deepening your understanding of why you're feeling better is secondary to that first purpose

So while there's plenty of material available to you, the focus is not in getting through it all. Sometimes you'll just jump inside to find the right exercise to deal with a negative or nasty state. After all, feeling much better—even if you don't know why—is the ultimate goal.

However, for those left-brainers out there 🙂 once you do complete the coursework for any given 30-day cycle, we wanted to reward you. And just to make it fun, each time you get to pick from among several topic-specific courses. 

Beyond Abandonment Issues,
Dodging Bullets in Therapy
What It Means to Be Triggered
Freedom After Trauma
Therapy Sound Bites

2. Challenges

Easy-to-do Challenges. The Challenges are friendly prompts to use your tools daily (and gain points for Bonuses). You'll find it handy to have all the exercises listed in one place as a reminder of what's available to you.

3. Tracker Tool

 When you're trying to establish new habits, it's motivating to see how much you've changed from where you started from. The Tracker Tool is something you'll look forward to doing each week—and it only takes a minute of your time. This feature keeps a record each time you record your current physiological state. 

Even using The Tracker Tool the one time, is an eye-opener. You'll be amazed to learn how many so called "symptoms" are merely variations of ONE problem. (Yes, you don't have a gazillion issues to deal with—working on your nervous system solves many issues—even things you thought you had to deal with for the rest of your life. NOT.

4. Online Workbook

As well, you also have an Online Workbook to record your roadblocks, successes and to note the events that you find challenging. This feature comes in handy as it's not always easy to keep track of events that might be triggering. You can use your workbook as a starting place from which to unpack a trigger (ie. getting at the true source of the trigger and the ideal healing scenario that helps you move beyond it).

5. Record Your Own Notes

 Finally, every page offers a place to record notes - with the click of a button. Here you can record insights and questions about your growth in relation to the topic you're reading. Many members use this feature to copy verbatim relevant passages. (Your notes are listed on one page in your Workbook.)

6. Asynchronous Coaching

NEW FEATURE. 1:1 Asynchronous CoachingSometimes, you have a burning question and can't wait to find the answer. That's when 1:1 coaching comes in handy. You can get your question answered personally. Receive a personalized video response from Dr. LaCombe to your video, audio or written question. You can continue to use this feature as long as you have sufficient bonus points. (Note that you have unlimited use of this feature if you are a coaching client of Dr. LaCombe's)

7. The Feel Good Generator (FGG)

NEW FEATURE: The FGG. When you get wrapped up in a negative state that you can't shake it's hard to know what to do. The FGG provides a quick and easy way to identify the exact tool you need to use to calm down whether you can't let go of obsessive thoughts or find it hard to settle yourself down. Contains numerous videos and downloadable PDF's and audios. Follow along as Dr. LaCombe guides you. 

 By the way, you can choose how much Dr. LaCombe will be involved in your journey. The technical platform is organized so Dr. LaCombe can visually see how you're doing. (This is particularly useful if you're a client of Dr. LaCombe's)  


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From member's profile: (used with permission)


Pre-program- would spend hours each day crying, remembering, still stuck in transference.

1. After 1st 20 minute meeting- I stopped looking at photos & reading emails & texts between me & my old therapist. (I don’t feel a need for it.)

2. After 1st coaching session I am able to think about or look at therapist photo without strong feelings of sadness, abandonment or angry feelings because she knows she hurt me & messed up with me.


I really had no feelings come up at all for the first time in 8 years. I used to have a longing feelings but am not feeling that now. I also had a fear I will see her in public & faint. But I feel like if I saw her today I could just walk away & feel okay.


Frequently Asked Questions

What's a "subscription"?

As long as you remain a paid member  ($19.95 a month) you have access to all content (videos, slideshows, podcasts, PDF's) including Comments and Questions. Cancel your subscription and you lose access to all these resources.

You also have the option—at any time—of "Pausing" your subscription. We'll keep all your information and what you've achieved for up to one year.

The core neuroscience ideas are dripped over 4-30 day cycles (content continues after that but at a slower pace). For some folks that will be sufficient. However, applying these concepts is a bit of an art since our emotional lives are fairly complex.

So subsequent to that period and in the months following, this information is used to elucidate specific transference issues raised by member's questions/comments. You will also continue to receive new information such as tips on getting through other issues (eg. motivational interviews, videos and written content (to deepen your knowledge and to keep you motivated).

Can I leave comments or questions?

Yes, you sure can - in specific areas. You'll find that many questions have already been answered. Below many of the videos and written content you'll find member queries and my replies. Sometimes members will just leave comments for others to read. That's okay too!

Please know that the questions and my replies become accessible to all members (so in a sense your question helps others 🙂

Have a more personal question?

Anytime you complete a Level training, you're offered the chance to leave a personal question (through the Bonus system) and receive a video reply from me, Dr. LaCombe. This material is NOT available to other members so you're welcome to share details that you might not feel comfortable in sharing with other members.

A recent addition to the Bonus system is that—with enough points—you can also opt for a 20-Minute face-to-face call with me. If that time is not sufficient, at any time and for a fee, you can also book to speak directly with Dr. LaCombe. Note: members receive 10% off.)

If the program doesn't suit me can I ask for a refund?

YES, you can ask for a refund anytime up to 7 days from the date your make your purchase.

Not only are these ideas transformative, they work for everyone (After all every human being has a nervous system). However, the format in which you learn these ideas may not suit you. I understand that.

Once you're a member you can use the Cancel button in your Profile to stop your membership. There's no obligation to continue especially if you feel it isn't working for you or you already got from it what you wanted.

I sometimes get worked up or anxious. Will this program help me with that?

Yes, I guarantee you’ll find these tools indispensable for anxiety-related issues. Most of them are easy to do - the trick is to do them consistently. That’s why I give you lots of examples and motivational tips along the way.

Do you provide personalized service?

While I can't provide personalized service to all my members I want you to know that I am there inside the program with you.  I very carefully watch as my members go through the program. For instance, I am notified when members achieve certain milestones. This helps me to continually make updates to the format and information so it best meets my members' needs.  

Note that while I am privy to what you achieve and the personal comments you might leave (inside the Take Notes or your Online Workbook), I will not reach out to you based on what you post there.

There's several ways though to get your personal questions answered. One way is by achieving a Bonus Course (achieved through points) and choosing a personalized video response from me. And as I mentioned above, with sufficient points you can also opt for a Face-to-Face 20-Minute Call with me. These are just two of the options available from a list of several Bonus courses that you get to choose from. (It's kinda fun that way 🙂

You can also book me for a consult inside the program at a 10% discount. (Be sure to email me if you are looking for a more intensive coaching experience).

Doing well!

I am feeling very good and have been for many weeks. I had a couple instances where my resolve was tested and I came through with flying colors. I am able to see my previous therapist as only a therapist, not my mother. Seems simple as I type this but it certainly wasn’t simple the last 7 years! My husband and I have a greater understanding of how he can support me when needed yet allow me space to regroup and come to a place of calm. 

I’ve really been impressed with myself!

Thank you so much for your assistance and guidance!

Jessica K.

Still not sure Therapy Bootcamp is right for you?

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One common sentiment shared by Therapy Bootcamp members echoes an experience many have encountered in traditional therapy:

They express gratitude for gaining insight into their struggles and understanding that their challenges weren't their fault. Yet, despite this newfound clarity, they've often found themselves stuck in the same patterns, unable to break free from the grip of their transference.

Perhaps you can relate. You've invested time and energy into various therapeutic approaches, hoping for change, only to feel disheartened when progress feels elusive.

It's understandable to feel discouraged when faced with this cycle of trying new methods without seeing meaningful results.

But here's the difference with Therapy Bootcamp: I recognize that insight alone isn't always enough. That's why this program goes beyond understanding to offer practical tools and strategies designed to create lasting change.

By addressing the underlying patterns of transference and providing actionable steps for transformation, Therapy Bootcamp empowers you to move beyond insight and into tangible, life-changing growth.

If you're tired of spinning your wheels in traditional therapy and yearn for a more effective approach to addressing your transference, Therapy Bootcamp offers a beacon of hope.

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