jim Matto-shepard Ph.D.- Licensed Psychotherapist psy 15031
Petaluma Psychotherapy Counseling & Workshops
I provide individual therapy, couples therapy, and various forms of experiential group learning including group therapy. I am a specialist in relationship therapies, somatic psychotherapy and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. I have been practicing psychotherapy, in one form or the other, for over 35 years and have been licensed as a psychologist since 1997.
It is important to find a psychotherapist that works in a style that fits who you are and what you want. I have designed this website to give you a general sense of who I am as a psychotherapist. Feel free to call so that we can discuss how I can help and whether or not I am a good match for you.
I work relationaly and in experiential ways that involve mind, emotions and the body because this offers a powerful technology for change. Symptoms, such as anxiety, depression and out-of-control anger, as well as love relationship issues, are based on mind/ body/ emotion complexes developed in early relationships. Development and transformation as an adult requires coming into contact with these early structures within the context of a healing relationship.
In addition to psychotherapy, I occasionally offer workshops and classes employing a variety of practices including mindfulness, movement and art. Current Offerings.