Groups, Talks & Trainings


Coming Home Men’s Group

Coming Home Men’s Group Coming Home: Therapeutic Men’s Circles Monday Nights, 7pm – 9pm. The Invitation: Being male is something you’re born as; however becoming a strong, emotionally intelligent and open man is not a given. Being this type of man takes practice, a practice that gets worked out in the intimate and everyday relationships that make up our lives. Despite cultural training to be independent and self-sufficient, the simple fact is that men, like…

Presentation Topics from Past Events

Staying Connected: Tools for Emotionally Intelligent Family Life

Galiano Playgroup Society. Workshop to support parents in navigating their relationship as a couple, building the intimacy skills that guide emotionally intelligent family life. Drawing upon the work of Kim John Payne’s Simplicity Parenting, as well as other resources to consider objectives and practices in parenting.

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Men in Therapy: Perspectives on Masculine Psychology

Clinician’s Cafe, A Talk for BCACC Clinical Counsellors. Though men and women have essentially the same needs, biological and social evolution leads men to relate to and express their needs differently than women. This talk will present insights into common areas of challenge men face in therapy, and in relationships in general: trust issues, balancing…

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Stress, Mindfulness, and Relating

Young President’s Organization. Workshop presentation on “Stress, Mindfulness, and Relating”. Normalizing stress, presenting cognitive and relational tools to work with stress productively. Somatic Approaches to Mindfulness. Group process facilitation to promote open-hearted and collaborative solutions to challenging circumstances.

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Walking Into the Unknown: Tools for Navigating Ambivalence

Paradise Found Retreat Center. Workshop presentation “Walking Into the Unknown: Tools for Navigating Ambivalence” Discussion of psychology of ambivalence. Opening to paradox and uncertainty. Embodied and playful techniques to develop sensitivity towards internal cues / guidance.

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The Fatherhood Experience

Parent Workshop Series: Sponsored by LifeWays Childcare Society. Public talk:  “The Fatherhood Experience” Presentation of masculine psychology cross-culturally. Fatherhood as an initiation rite. What it means for dads to be emotionally and psychologically healthy, dad’s way of learning and contributing.

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Parenting Together: Staying Connected Through the Storm

Parent Workshop Series: Sponsored by LifeWays Childcare Society. Co-Presenting with Sophie Darch McEntee: “Parenting Together: Staying Connected Through the Storm” The journey from being a couple to being parents. Negotiating needs and defining roles, adapting to family life. Communications skills: Speaking, Listening, & Repairing.

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Trust and Betrayal: The Masculine Archetype in Psychotherapy

Marina Counseling Center. Multi-day training on: “Trust and Betrayal: The Masculine Archetype in Psychotherapy.” Drawing from the tradition of Jungian Archetypal Psychology to explore the collective backdrop to masculinity in the western world. Lessons for working with the modern man in therapy. Case presentations of the masculine archetype, in female and male clients.

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Doorways into the Psyche: Working with Subpersonalities

California Institute of Integral Studies. Guest lecturer, presenting “Doorways into the Psyche: Working with Subpersonalities” A review of Roberto Assagioli’s sub personality theory, as presented in Psychosynthesis. Use of guided imagery. Supervising practices sessions.

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Fundamentals of Effective Communication

San Francisco State University. Guest Lecturer: “Fundamentals of Effective Communication” A discussion of emotionally intelligent modes of communication. Helpful techniques from psychotherapy that are applicable in a variety of public and private relational dynamics.

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“I've worked with Jamie as a client for both private and men's group therapy, and can definitely say I've greatly benefitted from his insight and expertise with human emotion and relationship. His kind and gentle words, vehicles for his precise sense of empathy and intuition, make him not just a great therapist, but also a great teacher and friend. I can say that I've been truly blessed and honored to have been his client, as the guidance and support he gives is priceless.”

Feras, Artist


“Jamie is an inspiring therapist and group leader.  He has extensive experience in men's issues and is an amazing resource in helping people from all backgrounds get in touch with their real selves.  His compassionate approach makes him easy to work with but he also challenges clients to take action and not sit on the sidelines waiting for change. I highly recommend Jamie as a therapist to anyone choosing to do the work of self-discovery.”

Nick, Martial Arts Instructor


“Jamie is a thoughtful and powerful facilitator of personal change and transformation. Having experienced his work in a psychotherapy mens group, I can attest to his ability to navigate complex interpersonal dynamics with skill and insight, as well as encouraging authentic expression of emotions and feelings. He makes the space safe, by holding clear and important boundaries, but he also utilizes the space to facilitate powerful group as well as personal transformation by diving deep into the inner realms of the psyche.”

Jesse, Therapist


“Jamie is an inspiring therapist and group leader. I've been working with him for 3 years and the group work has been especially powerful for me. I found that having a safe place to explore and learn about myself made all my relationships more fulfilling. He helped us connect and feel like brothers. I'm stronger for the experience!”

Tim, Engineer

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