Buddhist and Transpersonal Psychologist Background

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About Scott

I'm a Marriage Family Therapist with over 20 years continuous experience working with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious and spiritual backgrounds, and sexual orientations. 


My undergraduate degree is in International Studies with an emphasis in International Business. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in the U.S. and abroad in corporations, investment banks, and for an international economic development agency in Nepal.

My Master's Degree is in traditional Western Clinical Psychology. My treatment background has included work in residential treatment settings, years of training and work in a Family Services Agency setting specializing in individual and family therapy for adults, adolescents and children. Most of my experience is in private practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley working with adults and adolescents, couples and families, treating a wide variety of issues, including substance treatment.



Licenses  & Certifications 

  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, CA License 36785

  • Community Dharma Leader, Sukhasiddhi Foundation

  • Certified Executive Coach

Professional Affiliations

  • California Association of Marriage Family Therapists



Specialized Instruction

Sukhasiddhi Foundation and Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Other Instruction and Retreats Through Sukhasiddhi Foundation:

Shamatha (Attention and Concentration)

Vipassana (Core Inquiry)

Tonglen (Heart Opening)

Medicine Buddha Retreat – (Mindfulness for Health Challenges)

Buddhist Tantra: The Body and Sexuality

Mindfulness Meditation retreats

Advanced Mahamudra Mindufulness training: 1.5 yrs

Diamond Approach and Mahamudra Training

Mahamudra Retreats

Buddha Nature  -- Year-long class

Buddha Nature Retreat taught by H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche Sherabling Monastery, India

Pilgrimage to Bhutan

Pilgrimage to India

Metta (Loving Kindness) retreats

Community Dharma Leader  
2 - year Training Program at Sukhasiddhi Foundation, under Lama Palden Drolma (a Tibetan Buddhist teacher) and Lewis Richmond (a Zen teacher). This authorizes me to teach the foundational meditation practices and philosophy of Buddhism.

Bodhi Program at Sukhasiddhi Foundation  
2 - year Training Program
in foundation level Vajrayana meditation practices.

Shangpa Program at Sukhasiddhi Foundation 
4 - year Training Program at (currently in year 3 of 4) for advanced Tibetan Buddhist Meditation practices.