Brian Dietrich, PhD
1531 Purdue Ave - Suite 102
Los Angeles CA 90401,
Brian Dietrich, PhD, MFT
Dr. Brian Dietrich, Ph.D., LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose focus is helping people to feel fully alive and inspired, and also connected to a profound experience of personal meaning, authenticity, and purpose. Dr. Dietrich helps clients fully inhabit their lives, open to intimate attachment, passionate love, and direct experience of the sublime.
Dr. Dietrich specializes in the use of interactive imaginal techniques that access inner resources and wisdom as well as promote insight, understanding, and personal transformation.
Dr. Dietrich has conducted original research in the field of Depth Psychology linking the experience of contemporary practitioners of guided imagery to C.G. Jung’s individuation process through his experiments in confrontation with the unconscious. Dr. Dietrich’s research identifies common themes between the experiences of modern practitioners of relational guided imagery and Jung’s imaginal interactions with personified beings who provided him with prima materia—or foundational building blocks—that he elaborated in his Collected Works. His research also relocates contemporary guided imagery practices in the lineage of Jung’s depth psychology.
Dr. Dietrich has been in clinical practice for 18 years. His therapeutic approach is interactive and empathic. Dr. Dietrich holds Ph.D. in Jungian and archetypal psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a master’s degree in transpersonal psychology from the California Institute for Integral Studies. He welcomes dreams, reverie and all spiritual concerns into the therapeutic conversation.
Dr. Dietrich has worked in a variety of clinical settings: The California Pacific Medical Center’s Institue for Health and Healing in San Francisco, Marin General Hospital, the Department of Health and Human Services Marin County Specialty Clinic, and the University of California at San Francisco’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.