Dr. Richard Knowles, Ph.D.

Psychologist (PSY 29060)

ALUMNI OF: Sofia University
LANGUAGES: English
LOCATION: Los Altos Mental Health Clinic, CA
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Expertise

  • 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 Relationship 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
  • Research Assistant for Professor Howard Pollio – UTK – Knoxville, TN
  • IT Assistant – University of Tennessee – Knoxville – Knoxville, TN
  • Research Assistant – University of Arizona’s Sleep Research Laboratory – Tucson, AZ
  • Audio-Visual Technician – Consciousness Conference – Tucson, AZ
  • IT Assistant – ITP’s Information Services

Education

  • 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

Healthnet
Tricare
AETNA
MHN
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield of California (We are not in-network with Blue Shield Covered California)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Alignment Health
Humana
Cigna
Optum Behavorial Health

Richard Knowles, a compassionate psychotherapist, has more than 8 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 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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