Gestalt has been an approach to living and a way to work, professionally, as a licensed MFT for 30 years.
Although I came to this approach in my late 30’s, I had been interested in existential philosophy since my college years in the 50’s. The meeting of both a philosophy and an approach to doing psychotherapy seemed a blessing to me. The Gestalt early pioneers had designed a methodology that took the existential principles and gave us a way to actually do this form of therapy.
My private practice is small and my roles include the training and supervision of interns. I have an ear to the ground for the changes in the gestalt field. I've been involved in a national gestalt association and have had an article published in the Gestalt Review.
In my past I have had many opportunities to work with a variety of clients from many different walks of life, and my years at the Stanford Medical Center and the Dept. of Psychiatry as a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor have given me a background in community mental health, as well as clinical work in a therapeutic community. This background led me to organize a clinic in San Francisco associated with the California Institute of Integral Studies with the emphasis on Existential-Gestalt therapy. At this Institute I joined the core faculty in 1993 and retired in 2014, teaching Gestalt Therapy
- Life Transitions
- Creative Inquiry
- Existential Concerns
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Telephone: (650) 325-6820
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist