Brian Dietrich, PhD
1531 Purdue Avenue - Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Brian Dietrich, PhD, MFT
Dr. Brian Dietrich, Ph.D., LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose focus is helping people feel fully alive and inspired and connected to a profound sense of personal meaning, authenticity, and purpose. Dr. Dietrich helps clients fully inhabit their lives, open their hearts to intimacy, passionate love, and direct experience of the sublime.
Dr. Dietrich specializes in imaginal techniques that make use of imagery, images, and imagination to access inner resources and wisdom as well as promote insight, understanding, and personal transformation.
Dr. Dietrich has been in clinical practice for 20 years. His therapeutic approach is interactive and empathic. Dr. Dietrich holds a 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 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.
Additionally, Dr. Dietrich conducted original scholarly research in 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. His study 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 the prima materia—or foundational building blocks which he conceptually elaborated in his Collected Works. His research also relocates contemporary guided imagery practices in the lineage of Jung’s depth psychology.