ARISE Alliance Institute®

ARISE Alliance Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created and is supported by the Chris T. Sullivan Foundation as well as private funding sources.
The mission of ARISE Alliance Institute is a commitment to the mental wellness of all individuals, families, and communities through the support of innovative research, delivery of clinician training and education, and assistance to access of the most effective therapeutic systems
The vision of ARISE Alliance Institute is to promote prevention, recovery, and wellness in the lives of those living with mental health conditions through comprehensive mental health services, education, and support by providing the most effective and innovative therapeutic treatment methods available to improve and sustain quality of life.
Critical Memory Integration (CMI™) is a process-driven experiential approach that develops the therapist’s clinical skills and emotional availability for client attunement. CMI™ has developed a neuro-clinical system that utilizes therapist skills alongside client experience to locate and integrate critical memories. CMI™ deploys these capacities to integrate CORE aspects of the client’s personal narrative with their broader self and re-attune the nervous system through the science of learning and memory reconsolidation.
CMI™ is founded on common elements of existing evidence-based therapies and is supported by a robust body of applied neurological research for learning, memory, and emotion.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Performance issues/enhancement
Critical Memory Integration, or CMI™, is based on a carefully crafted set of Core Values that have guided the creation of this new therapeutic system. We believe these values will resonate with change-makers in the mental health community and inspire those to join us on the leading edge of mental health care. Together, we can renew a focus on mental wellness and see lives rebuilt and restored.
  • We recognize each individual as having a unique matrix of experience.

  • We conceptualize much of “pathological symptoms” instead as adaptive responses with a psycho-physiological explanation.

  • We believe that challenges are common to the human experience and that we have capacities to overcome these challenges.

  • The brain is an adaptive, collaborative system of structures (hubs) managed by neural networks.

  • The brain’s networks can be integrated to increase healthy adaptation by enhancing an individual’s interoceptive awareness and emotional fluidity.

  • Kelly Bustin
    Executive Director, ARISE Alliance Institute

    ARISE Alliance Institute
    1511 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 750
    Tampa, FL 33607