Jason Butler, PhD

Oakland CA
The therapy I offer places great value in opening imagination to the areas that have been clouded over or marked as forbidden territory. My style involves careful listening and direct communication about your struggles. We work together to create a mutual understanding of the patterns that play out in your relationships, your emotional life, your dreams, and your place in the world. I specialize in working with attachment issues and developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral and substance addictions, and sexuality. I have significant experience working with LGTBQ individuals – offering a holistic approach that addresses individual, familial, and cultural/systemic dimensions. I have a strong background in dream work and hold close to a faith in the natural healing that occurs when patient attention is afforded to the depths of experience. My passion for this work stems from helping people inhabit their life in a more embodied and meaningful way.
Dr. Jason Butler is a core faculty member in the Holistic Counseling Psychology program at JFKU and a licensed Psychologist. He maintains a psychotherapy practice in North Oakland. He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and a book entitled Archetypal Psychotherapy: The clinical legacy of James Hillman. Areas of Dr. Butler’s research and practice include: dream work, the confluence of spiritual disciplines and psychotherapy, and psychedelic integration. He earned a Bachelor’s in Religious Studies from Humboldt State University, a Master’s degree in Psychology from Saybrook University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.