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Victor Yalom, PhD

Victor Yalom, PhD is the founder, CEO and resident cartoonist of He also maintains a part-time practice in individual, couples and group psychotherapy in San Francisco and Mill Valley. He has conducted workshops in existential-humanistic and group therapy in the US, Mexico, and China, and also leads ongoing consultation groups for therapists.

A New Year for Psychotherapists

Posted by Victor Yalom, PhD on 1/4/17 - 1:15 PM
I was just on the phone with Peter Levine discussing a new video we are making  using his Somatic Experiencing approach to working with pain. I started to tell him that want to release the video next year….and I caught myself as I realized that next year is now this year. Hello 2017! I still remember my kindergarten teacher writing 1964 on the board after our Christmas vacation, and I was so surprised. How could it be a new year? What...

Need Couples for Free Counseling in San Diego!

Posted by Victor Yalom, PhD on 10/16/12 - 6:52 PM
.We are seeking your help in finding couples who wish to take advantage of an opportunity to receive 10 free sessions of EFT to be part of a new video series Emotionally Focused Therapy Step by Step. Therapists who refer clients will receive a free copy of these DVDs. More info here.

A Psychotherapist Returning from Vacation

Posted by Victor Yalom, PhD on 8/30/10 - 10:52 PM

It’s been twenty-plus years now of returning from some sort of summer vacation to resume seeing clients.  I wake up this morning, still unsettled from my dream life, reminded that my own anxiety, seemingly under wraps, is not too far from the surface. As I mentally ready myself to go back to work, images and memories seep in from prior years: early in my career nervously wondering whether any clients would return; other times eagerly anticipating seeing a specific client or...
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