Relationship Therapy Center Joins ARC Health

Beachwood, OhioAnd the October 17 2022 /PRNewswire/ – ARC Health is pleased to announce the acquisition of Therapeutic Relationships Center (“RTC”), an innovative suburban couples counseling practice located Minneapolis, Minnesota. The partnership continues the explosive growth of ARC Health, a professional mental health services organization that supports practitioners across the country.

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Founded in 2006 by Theresa Benoit MA, LMFT and Jeb Sawyer, MA, LMFT, RTC site in St. Louis Park, Minnesotalets them give care in the heart twin cities. “Our core values ​​at RTC are efficacy, growth and connectivity – a perfect match for the ARC Health platform,” Benoit said. “Our dream was to become a ‘Mayo Clinic for Couples Therapy’ and having a partner like ARC Health provides us with the infrastructure to make that dream a reality.”

With over 30 therapists who specialize in relationship counseling, RTC is the largest couples therapy practice in the Midwest. This practice is dedicated to helping people grow in health and happiness in their relationships by incorporating empirically informed couples therapy. The center offers traditional couples therapy and one-on-one therapy, as well as a registered and proprietary Intensive Couples Counseling (“ICC”) model, which is designed for couples who need a makeover right away. “We can confidently say, over the past five years, that more than 75% of our clients have achieved or exceeded their set goals.” Said Benoit.

RTC operates an in-house specialist fellowship program focused on couples therapy. During each fellowship, 12 therapists from across the country are selected to participate in this unique program. “Each fellowship class forms small cohorts and participates in a comprehensive training program to become exceptional couples therapists. Thereafter, they are invited to join the RTC family as licensed physicians to help train new fellows and continue the course of excellence.” Sawyer said.

Sawyer and Benoit, who are married and have two children, want to spread their innovative approach to the ICC nationwide. Sawyer said they wanted to expand the scope of their training program, and “to do so, we knew we needed more support. That’s where ARC Health comes in – providing the support and expertise to make that dream come true!”

Vincent MoraThe CEO of ARC Health said that RTC’s ICC program will add a unique and vibrant new offering to the institution’s portfolio. “I look forward to what Teresa and Gibb can teach us about couples therapy and how their program can support the practices of our current and future partners,” Mora said, as well as what they can learn from other principals in our group. With the addition of the RTC to the platform, ARC Health is working towards becoming a full-service national mental health organization.”

ARC Health, a Thurston Group company formed in 2021, now has more than 300 providers at their partner sites across the country.

About ARC Health

ARC Health is a major group of mental health care practices that have come together as partners while maintaining their individual identities. Their forward-thinking and supportive partnership of mental health care providers drives increased success through a collaborative network. ARC Health’s business model is to pioneer a unified, provider-focused approach that fosters clinical independence while also joining together as equity partners.

About Thurston Group

The Thurston Group is a private equity firm focused on building leading companies in the healthcare and related business services sectors. Thurston He has a proven track record of partnering with physicians and building a rapidly growing healthcare business, including ARC Health, Smile Doctors, US Endo Partners, American Oral Surgery Department, South Georgia Dental Department, Gen4 Dental Partners, Weight Loss Options Medical, and US Orthopedic Partners. Over the course of its 35-year history, the Thurston Group has returned more than 4 billion dollars of the invested capital.

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