1703 Fifth Ave. San Rafael, California 94901
andrewg1@sbcglobal.net
(415) 488-0818

Our hearts are relational, from birth we are held and known by another, if we are fortunate we grow into an environment of kindness and friendliness, but even the most fortunate of our hearts recoils in the face of pain and injury often leaving an emotional scar. The light of kind attention is the key to unbinding these knots that obscure our heart’s potential.  I invite you to join me as we create an environment of exquisite safety and respectful curiosity that opens the doorway for the recovery of your hearts innate capacity for intimacy, clarity and depth.   

Welcome to Heart sense therapy

Heart sense therapy highlights our hearts capacities to simultaneously know and feel.  As we become aware of our present time experience, a new intimacy with ourselves can emerge out of this “felt sense” inviting inward and outward healing.  This orientation emphasizes a variety of therapeutic techniques including focusing, present process,  and self-inquiry which are drawn from complementary therapeutic approaches drawn from complimentary therapeutic approaches such as object relations psychology, cognitive therapy, and mindfulness.

 

Are you experiencing conflict, unhappy or lacking intimacy in a relationship?

Are you feeling distressed and overwhelmed in the wake of a loss or in the midst of a life transition?

Do you feel sad, anxious or feel out of touch with yourself?

Are you wanting support to integrate your spiritual practice in daily life?

My Services

Couples and Relationship Therapy

Couples and Relationship Therapy

Creating a Safe Haven for Change

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

Move forward with clarity and kindness

Deepening into Life

Deepening into Life

Mindfully focused inquiry

Heart Therapy

Heart Therapy

Recovering from a cardiac event whether sudden or chronic

TURNING

Going too fast for myself I missed
more than I think I can remember

 

almost everything it seems sometimes
and yet there are chances that come back

 

that I did not notice when they stood
where I could have reached out and touched them

 

this morning the black Belgian shepherd dog
still young looking up and saying

 

Are you ready this time

— W.S. Merwin

Featured Blog Posts

Present Process (Part I)
Present Process (Part I)

Present process both path and destination in emotionally focused couples therapy: Staying in present...

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Present Process (Part II)
Present Process (Part II)

(Check out part I to learn more about these reactions affect our relationships: Part I) For our emotional...

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After a brief contact by phone or email we can determine if it feels like a good fit and move to schedule an initial session.