Greg Jowdy, LMFT
I have a Master's degree in counseling psychology from the Wright Institute located in Berkeley, CA and I've been seeing clients since 2013, and practice psychotherapy under a California Marriage and Family Therapy license (license # 108948).
I have specialized training in an active, collaborative, psychodyamic and somatic/body-based approach called AEDP (Accelearated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy).
Psychotherapy is a second career for me and, as such, my prior work and life experiences contribute to my practice. Particularly, I am well-aware of the challenges and limitations of the workplace and daily life; with this awareness I seek to provide clients with an efficient and effective therapy that does not add burden or tasks to life, but makes it easier. I am a parent and have over 20-years prior professional experience including working as a college instructor; a lawyer (Boston College Law School '97); and in other capacities in legal organizations.
Your goals will drive our work together form beginning to end. But broadly speaking, it may help to hear my thinking about my practice. As a therapist, I seek, in part, to help metabolize suffering, since we all suffer, and when we suffer alone, silently with our stories carried as secrets, we use up emotional energy, just coping with that suffering. There’s another option. When our stories are told in the right way, at the right time, to right person, the suffering metabolizes, leaving us more room to feel positive emotions, leaving us stronger, having faced the pain.