Jim Morein, M.A.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #139147
(Supervised by Victoria Rohrer & Kimmy Peterson)
Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley and his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He has experience working in a community setting with clients ranging from teens to older adults, dealing with a wide range of issues from anxiety and depression, through personality disorders, addictions, terminal illness, suicidality, and end of life anxiety.
Jim also has nearly twenty years of experience in dedicated Buddhist meditation and Taoist internal practices, and has sat multiple two-month long silent retreats geared to carefully observe the workings and relationship of mind and body. He believes that as a therapist, the more we directly understand our own inner life, the more we can help others navigate theirs.
Jim believes that everyone possess a wise inner healer and a boundless heart that can hold the totality of our joys and sorrows, and can integrate all of the seemingly disconnected parts of ourselves into wholeness and true well-being. His approach is to meet the client exactly where they are and to help empower them toward greater self-compassion and inner freedom.
Jim enjoys working with kids, teens, adults, couples and families. He incorporates depth psychology, object relations, cognitive behavioral techniques, and mindful awareness, held within a larger transpersonal and spiritual container. He works relationally from a client-centered perspective, focusing on the present moment and the relationship between client and therapist.