Dr. Guthrey considers himself a client-centered psychologist who specializes in mindfulness skills. He also utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills, and is influenced by traditional psychodynamic and humanistic therapy. He particularly feels inspired to work with adults struggling with existential issues, making life changes, or putting up healthy yet compassionate boundaries in their relationships. Before creating his private practice in Quincy, CA and joining the PAWC network, Dr. Guthrey provided therapy and psychological testing in Asheville, NC. He also had experience conducting psychological evaluations and therapeutic interventions to geriatric residents at nursing facilities. As a post-doc resident he worked in a holistic wellness center where he provided counseling to people seeking to cope with stress and chronic illness. Here he taught mindfulness skills and provided coaching for making positive holistic changes in the participant’s lives. During his graduate school education, Dr. Guthrey worked in a variety of mental health settings from substance abuse detox and rehabilitation centers to community mental health organizations. His own aspiration for personal growth and spiritual development lead Dr. Guthrey to seek his education in transpersonal psychology, which expands beyond traditional psychology to also encompass greater aspects of being human. This perspective has influenced him to better understand and work with his client’s spiritual perspectives and experiences as well as helping him develop his own capacity for presence, acceptance and compassion.
PsyD in Clinical Psychology - Sofia University, CA
MA in Clinical Psychology - Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, CA
BA in Psychology - University of California, Santa Cruz
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