My practice of psychotherapy is based on methods that have worked effectively in my own life—Jungian dreamwork, existential-humanistic psychotherapy, hatha yoga and meditation, and Psychosynthesis (developed by Dr. Roberto Assagioli). My approach to therapy is to shine a light on present developmental challenges and tasks, and to strengthen stress coping strategies. I’m committed to therapy as a process that promotes healing and wholeness, actualization of our innate talents and potentials, enhances our enjoyment of work and relationships, and can unleash a person’s creativity. I’ve sought nothing less from my own personal psychotherapy, which I’ve continued over decades.
Psychotherapy in Berkeley
I’m a lecturer in psychology at Sonoma State University where I teach courses in Depth-Oriented Psychotherapies, and Transitions in Adult Development. Previously I taught in the counseling psychology programs at California Institute of Integral Studies, John F. Kennedy University’s Graduate School of Holistic Studies, Dominican University, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and in the New York Open Center’s Holistic Psychology program. I’m a graduate of Wesleyan University (B.A., 1979), California Institute of Integral Studies (M.A., 1988), and Saybrook University (Ph.D, 1992); Board Certified Professional Counselor, and member of American Psychotherapy Association; California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; and International Association for the Study of Dreams. I’m also a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, where I received my yoga teacher training and certification.
Spiritual Depth Psychology
My books include Dreamwork in Holistic Psychotherapy of Depression (Karnac Books, 2017), Dreamwork and Self-Healing (Karnac, 2009), and In the Company of Sages (Inner Traditions, 2015)—both available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Powells.com.
My writings have appeared in The American Journal of Psychotherapy, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, California Therapist, Journal of the Society for the Study of Dreams, and Yoga Journal. I’m a lifelong meditator, runner, yoga practitioner, and jazz musician. All of these practices and disciplines infuse my work.
You can contact me by telephone: 510-594-4329, or via email:email@example.com