Dr. James Strohl



Focusing Institute Certifying Coordinator

Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist

Certified Focusing Trainer


Personal Statement

My personal and professional lives are guided by the humanistic belief that there is a source of unlimited knowing within each of us that provides us with the capacity to solve problems and achieve personal fulfillment . For most of us this “inner knowing” is blocked by fears and doubts. I value self-acceptance and self-responsibility as foundations for leading a happy life; and I believe that a safe, supportive environment promotes the development of these characteristics and permits greater access to our inner knowing .

Believing in the healing power of honestly, truth, respect, and constructive intentions, I advocate that developing an attitude of love, openness, and acceptance toward ourselves maximizes our growth-seeking efforts and serves as a prerequisite for deepening our relationships with others . My professional work is grounded in a profound commitment to respecting individual differences, helping others access and honor their moment-to-moment experiencing, and empowering others to follow their truth to the best of their ability.


Office 1: 1250 Greenwood Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Public Contact Details:

telephone: 610-861-7580

website: http://www.cpd3.com/  http://www.jamesstrohl.com/

email: Jestrohl@aol.com

Languages: English

Professional Details:

Professional memberships with licensing or registering bodies:

– Licensed Psychologist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
– 27 years as Clinical Member, Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
– Educational Specialist I, Secondary School Guidance, Commonwealth of PA

Academic and training qualifications:

– Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
– Post-doctoral training, Institute For Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, Bryn Mawr, PA
– Certified Practitioner, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
– Level II Clinician, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)


Therapeutic services:

o  Individual psychotherapy/counselling
o  Individual Focusing sessions (guided Focusing, not ongoing therapy)
o  Couple/Relationship therapy
o  Focusing-Oriented Coaching
o  Conflict Mediation
o  Online/Skype sessions
o  Telephone sessions

Areas of special interest or advanced training:

In addition to offering traditional Focusing-related services, I specialize in spiritually-related Focusing activities. I run a variety of workshops and ongoing groups in Law of Attraction, Multidimensional Dynamics of Consciousness, Psycho-spiritual Development, Mindfulness, Radical Acceptance, and Focusing-oriented Spiritual Psychology. I’ve developed a unique form of spiritual psychology called Multidimensional Spiritual Psychology based on the multidimensional nature of humankind. I am devoted to assisting others to access their deeper potentials in order to live more satisfying, meaningful lives. The driving force in my personal and professional lives has been the deepening exploration of the non-physical world and the integration of the spiritual elements of our being into practical, everyday life.

I’ve been traditionally trained in American Universities as a counseling psychologist while also receiving many years of in-depth, nontraditional training from gifted spiritual teachers. This unique combination has provided me with the knowledge, experience, and skill base to convert abstract spiritual concepts into practical living applications. For 35 years I’ve been involved in teaching, coaching, counseling and writing from a transpersonal, psycho-spiritual perspective.


o I offer training groups to learn Focusing (open to the public)

o I offer individual sessions for people to learn Focusing (open to the public)

o I offer training in Focusing-oriented Therapy (for professionals)

o  I offer training for organizations and teams

o  Consultation and Supervision for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors

Details of these and any other services:


Recent Publications (5 years or less):