Scott Gordon, MA

I am a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and a Registered Psychological Associate (PSB94027444) working under the supervision of Dr. Derek Rubinstein (PSY29215).

My clinical training includes experience in hospital, community mental health clinic, and school settings. I’m grateful to be educated and trained as an integral therapist bringing relational, somatic, and transpersonal teachings into my therapy practice. I’ve studied yoga, meditation, and other spiritual traditions for the past 15 years which inspire my work as a therapist.

I see therapy as an exploratory journey across a landscape. One of us knows the textures and terrain of the existing landscape. The other shines a light to discover the landscape from fresh perspectives. Together we can fortify existing terrain and if needed locate new landscapes that feel more supportive.

Areas of Specialization

  • Depression, lack of connection, isolation
  • Anxiety, worry, stress
  • Adjusting to illness (cardiac, cancer, etc)
  • Grief and loss
  • Spiritual inquiry and psychedelic integration
  • Men’s issues
  • Intimacy and relationships
  • Work dissatisfaction and career changes
  • Trauma
  • Substance use
  • Identity and sexuality
  • Students and Life transitions

How I Work

We’ll use mindfulness and somatic awareness as informed by the Hakomi method to explore our connection with self. By using mindfulness to explore our embodied experience we can often locate underlying memories, beliefs, and missing experiences impacting our relationship with our self.

We’ll work within the therapeutic relationship as informed by psychoanalysis to explore our connection with others. By working relationally, we can discover how patterns of relating occur in the present moment and build new ways of relating with others.

We’ll bring curiosity to our connection with the world as informed by transpersonal psychology, nature itself, and various spiritual traditions. We can connect with a more whole experience of ourselves by bringing awareness to our connection with the world.

Therapy is often an integration of all these connections. I will listen carefully and ask questions to help us navigate across these terrains with a hope to relieve suffering, foster growth, and develop insight.

Fees and Contact Information

My full fee is $140 and a sliding scale is available for those who need it. I do not currently take insurance.

I am accepting new clients from throughout California for Telehealth sessions. To schedule a free 20 minute initial consultation, please contact ScottGordonTherapy@gmail.com