Dr. Richard Knowles, Ph.D.

Psychologist (PSY 29060)

ALUMNUS OF: Sofia University
LOCATION: Los Altos Mental Health Clinic, CA
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  • Anxiety, Stress & Depression
  • Grief & Life Transitions, Coping Skills
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Mood Disorders & Emotional Disturbance
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Family Conflict
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Peer Relationships, Romantic Relationships and other Relational Issues
  • School Issues
  • Integration of Entheogenic Experiences

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Transpersonal
  • Existential
  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Treating Adolescents/Teenagers, Adults, Elders (65+)

Work Experience

  • Research Scientist – Transformative Technology Lab
  • Research Scientist – Bial Institute – San Francisco, CA
  • Lead Adherence Rater and Trainer – Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) – San Francisco, CA
  • Freelance EEG data collector, recording high-quality data – Mynd Analytics
  • Therapist – Community Center for Health and Wellness – Palo Alto, CA
  • QEEG and ERP Research Technologist – Sofia’s Neuroimaging lab
  • Research Director – Embodied Consciousness Research Group
  • Therapist in training – Community Center for Health and Wellness
  • Therapist in training – The Transitional Pogram – Palo Alto, CA
  • Information Technology Consultant – ITP Information Services
  • Residential Counselor – Redwood House – Redwood City, CA
  • Mental Health Technician – Harton Regional Medical Center


  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Sofia University – Palo Alto, CA
  • Master of Arts in psychology, The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology – Palo Alto, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Anthropology, and PhilosophyUniversity of Tennessee in Knoxville – Knoxville, TN

Affiliations and certifications

  • Certificate in Transpersonal Education and Research
  • Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate of Education in Parapsychology
  • Certificate of Training in Neurolinguistic Programming

In-Network Insurance

Medicare Inc
Humana Inc
Tricare Inc
Cardinal Care
Alignment Health
Healthnet Inc
Cigna Inc
MHN Inc.
Aetna Inc.
Optum Behavioral Health

Richard Knowles, a compassionate psychotherapist, has more than 10 years of experience in psychotherapy and treating mental health issues as individuals, couples and in groups. He is an expert in dealing with depression, mood disorders, and difficult life events.

He is the founder and director of Delos Psyche Research Group at www.delospsyche.org

He has worked as a Research Scientist and Research Director, thus formulating and conducting experiments related to consciousness and transpersonal psychology.

He has graduated from a transpersonal psychology school and has worked with MAPS for quite some years. He integrates both spiritual and entheogenic experiences to help people reach attainable goals in life. He helps people to awaken inner strengths and wisdom. He guides people to find harmony and balance during difficult times.

His patients describe him as a warm, insightful and understanding person, who is firm in situations when required.


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