Doug Lerch is a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience counseling individuals, children and families. Doug earned his B.A. in Human Ecology and Masters in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. He is the founder of Seeds of Awareness, a non-profit organization transforming schools and communities with mindfulness and nature based services. Doug offers Professional Development trainings to organizations, parents, and businesses in Mindfulness, JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity Inclusion), Trauma-informed care, and much more.
How I work with clients
Therapy is a supportive journey of healing, growth and transformation facilitated by the therapeutic relationship. I approach this relationship with compassionate presence. I provide a safe space for you to discover, share and express your whole self. I respond with honesty, curiosity, and awareness.
My approach to therapy rests on the foundation of Mindfulness. Specific modalities I have trained within and influence my work, include Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Gestalt Therapy, Jungian Psychology, Ecopsychology, and Mindfulness and Meditation. I value creativity and spontaneity in the therapeutic process of exploration. Some techniques I utilize in therapy are mind-body awareness, dream work, expressive arts and sandplay therapy to adults and children.