“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Gustav Jung

jamie-rizzo-mft-berkeley-portrait-photoAs a holistic therapist, I believe we all have everything we need inside of us to be whole. At this very moment, your subconscious knows exactly what you need to free yourself from anxiety, depression, and self-doubt. You understand what actions to take to walk out of your secret shame and into your greatest desire. And you know the path to your own personal fulfillment.

My work as a therapist is to help you access your own internal resources.

It is a sacred journey — one I take very seriously. I have been on this journey myself for many years, and it has led me to a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology (Transpersonal Emphasis) from John F. Kennedy University. My educational program at JFKU emphasized a melding of the theoretical with the practical and focused on a positive, life-affirming psychology in service to the soul. While I take this work seriously, I find laughter a healing and natural expression of emotion as it organically arises during session.

I have also received specialized training in a number of healing methods, including:

  • Shamanic Counseling
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • EFT Tapping Level 1 (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Ericksonian Hypnosis
  • Guided Visualization
  • Behavioral Modification Techniques
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

In addition to my academic training, I have lived through many life challenges that now give me a depth of understanding with my clients and informs my work. What my own journey has taught me is that life is not about coping with stress, pain and loss. It is about surviving our experiences and transforming them into something we can be proud of. I trust in your own unique ability to survive and thrive, and I would love to help you find your way.

As we begin your journey of growth and healing together, I offer a safe and sacred space where all of you is welcome.

jamie-rizzo-mft-berkeley-portraitWhile our life experience may influence who we’ve become, it does not define who we can be. I will assist you in moving through old patterns and behaviors so you may discover new ways of coping with stress, trauma, and difficulty while supporting you in your commitment to personal growth.

So . . . how may I help you?

Please contact me today to set up a free 15-30 minute consultation to see how we might work together to achieve your goals. Together, we can get you where you want to be. I see clients, virtually, throughout California.




Online Therapy Available

For clients residing in California, I offer online therapy through a secure portal. Please contact me for more information.