Richard D. Flout, LMFT
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Individual, Couples & Group
As s child we develop a role and world for ourselves to emotionally survive in our family system. There is another world where we can locate our true center of being and begin to let go of mere survival for a life of real aliveness and intimacy. We can get in touch with, open up to and support that part of ourselves that is alive and connected to our spirit.
CA Lic. LMFT23923
I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in private practice in San Rafael, CA for thirty-three years. I have extensive training in Transactional Analysis (TA) and in bodywork therapies including Bioenergetics, Reichian, Aikido, and Lomi School. I have had a lifelong interest in the arts and relating them to personal growth, as well as integrating one's spirituality with the healing process. I have led a number of workshops that include "How We Connect/How We Hide" and "Movement and Relatedness" that explored cognitive, emotional and body awareness regarding relationships and intimacy. I also co-led a Life Transitions Group that dealt with various issues of life transitions: divorce, empty nest syndrome, and job/career change. In 1999 I co-authored an article entitled "The Survival Script" that was published in the International Transactional Analysis Journal. I have a general practice with a clinical emphasis in Depression, Anxiety and Co-Dependency.
I enjoy working with people who have a desire to get to know their authentic self. I believe that a warm, spacious, empathic and interactive relationship with my clients is key to the healing process. I will teach you a method to make sense of your inner experiences as well as your interactions with other people. I will help you identify the particular roles that you played in your family system and the resulting patterns of behavior that inhibit your self-expression, creativity and intimacy with other people. Much of your therapy work will be developing new, nurturing and life-giving behaviors to replace these survival patterns learned in childhood. I have a holistic approach to therapy in that I work with the mind, body and spirit of each person. I utilize an eclectic style which includes TA, Gestalt, Family Systems and body awareness to encourage each client to discover within themselves the power to change their experiences and to make more creative choices in their everyday life.
" The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are"