Dr. John Amodeo



Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist

Certified Focusing Trainer


Personal Statement

I help individuals and couples address important relationship issues and life concerns. I am the author of the award-winning book Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships, which integrates feelings and longings into spiritual practice. I am also the author of The Authentic Heart and Love & Betrayal. I’ve conducted workshops and lectured internationally and am an adjunct faculty member of Meridian University. Through a warm, engaging style, I create a safe place to explore issues and feelings so that you may move toward greater freedom, peace, and intimacy. Bringing a mindful, gentle awareness toward the subtle flow of inner experiencing allows a more gentle relationship with feelings and longings; these may then be expressed in a non-blaming, engaging ways that invite people toward us rather than push them away. I am also a Certified Focusing Trainer and have received training in Somatic Experiencing to heal trauma.


Office 1: 1368 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA

Office 2: 1637 Irving St. San Francisco, CA

Office 3: Sebastopol Area

Public Contact Details:

telephone: (707) 829-8948

website: http://www.johnamodeo.com/

email: johnamodeo@aol.com

Languages: English

Professional Details:

Professional memberships with licensing or registering bodies:

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Academic and training qualifications:

PhD in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University (formerly The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
M. A. in Clinical Psychology from Lone Mountain College


Therapeutic services:

o  Individual psychotherapy/counselling
o  Individual Focusing sessions (guided Focusing, not ongoing therapy)
o  Couple/Relationship therapy
o  Online/Skype sessions
o  Telephone sessions

Areas of special interest or advanced training:

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


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

Details of these and any other services:


Recent Publications (5 years or less):

Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships (Quest Books: 2013).

2014 Co-authored chapter with Annmarie Early, “Integrating Focusing into Couple Therapy.” in Theory and Practice of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy: Beyond the Talking Cure, edited by Greg Madison (London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

Chapter co-authored with Dr. Sue Johnson on Buddhism and EFT in The Emotionally Focused Casebook. Editors: James. L. Furrow, Susan M. Johnson, Brent A. Bradley (New York, Routledge, 2011).