Richard Knowles, Ph.D.


Richard Knowles, Ph.D. Psychologist


Alumni of: Sofia University
Given name: Richard
Family Name: Knowles
Honorific Suffix: Ph. D.
Job Title: Research Scientist and Psychotherapist
Affiliation: Savant Care
Phone number: 650 690 2DOC (362)
Fax number: 650 590 4938
Languages: English
License No. and State: PSY 29060


  • 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
  • Treating Adolescents/Teenagers, Adults, Elders (65+)



Admin assistant
Name: Steve
Phone: 650-690-2DOC

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Transpersonal
  • Existential
  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Neurofeedback
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Sand Play

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 Insurances

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Dr. 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.