Gary Glickman, Ph. D

About The Teacher

My name is Gary Glickman, and I’m a psychotherapist—a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Santa Monica, on Ocean Park Boulevard. I’m honored, at midlife, to be helping other people along their healing path, and to be sharing some of the insights I’ve learned along my own path. I’m proud, too, of that long path — ‘life experience,’—that’s helped me to understand that everyone’s task is to grow their soul; that’s how suffering and conflict come to have value and meaning. I grew up in a once-small town in New Jersey (Morristown), and studied Music and Literature at Brown University.   I earned an MFA in Writing from the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa, published a novel, taught writing, and lived many places—Boston, Provincetown, New York, Rome—before making my home in California, and earning my second masters degree, this time in Counseling and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, a program grounded in Jungian, Imaginal, and Archetypal Psychology. My PhD is from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and The Chicago School of Psychology,both studies in Somatic Psychology. My dissertation is a study of how somatic psychotherapists understand gender, and work with it in clinical practice. I trained in…


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