About Me

Hi.

My name is Julian Redwood and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over twenty years of experience helping people to live more fully.
I am here to join you in a highly interactive fashion and help you to find a new way in your life or relationship. My life's work and passion is understanding the human experience and supporting others to live more fully and deeply.
In addition to many years of formal training, my own experience as an individual, husband and father significantly support me in helping others have more satisfying relationships and families.

Experience

Some twenty-five years of consciously working on my own personal growth have given me a profound respect for the struggles we all face as humans. After years of intensive meditation, yoga practice and working towards being ordained as a Buddhist monk, I realized the importance of psychological healing. I found psychotherapy to have the power to help us find true intimacy with both others and ourselves.
I use an engaged relational psychoanalytic framework that incorporates mindfulness based, cognitive-behavioral techniques. For the last few years, I have been studying with Dr. Thomas Ogden, while Dr. Donald Winnicott and Dr. Antonino Ferro have been the most influential practitioners in my own understanding of the human psyche and how change occurs. I am additionally influenced by Hakomi's somatic and mindfulness approaches, and Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy (EFT). I also draw on my years of leading interpersonal process groups and directing the Outdoor Adventures program at UCLA.

Are we a Good Fit?

It is a big decision and I encourage you to take your time. This site will give you a sense of who I am and how I can help, but the best way to determine if I am the right therapist for you is for us to talk on the phone and ideally meet in person. Call me for a free phone consultation and we can each assess how I can help you: 415.806.5585.