This is a little of what you could expect from
walking with me on your journey…



Psychotherapy is a profound way to heal and grow with the support of a good relationship. So I would try to form a strong, solid bond with you, and our connection would probably feel warm, grounded, and safe.

People naturally bloom with such a relationship. As we trust that we can be ourselves and not hold back, we gradually release stored painful emotions, transform self-limiting beliefs, discover our purpose in life, and realize that we are whole and beautiful.
How does Zen enter the picture? I am open to bringing spirituality into psychotherapy because it’s an incredibly helpful resource. At the same time, I deeply respect all world views and do not impose my beliefs on others. I have worked well for years with people from all walks of life.
I got my masters degree in Integral Counseling at California Institute of Integral Studies, I trained at Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center and Marina Counseling Center, and my undergraduate degree is in philosophy from Hamilton College.
My specialties include:

  • Anxiety, fear, and alienation
  • Childhood trauma
  • Multi generational trauma
  • Family therapy
  • Communication skills
  • Life-purpose questioning
  • Major life transitions
  • Overwhelm about the state of the world
  • Activist burnout
  • Mindfulness
  • Spiritual seeking

J. P.

Founder of a clothing company

“Jared and I have developed a very close relationship over the years. That connection, combined with the way he holds the container of therapy with love and strength, has allowed me to heal and grow effectively and efficiently.”

A. K.

Psychotherapy intern

“Jared Michaels is an extremely competent and devoted therapist. As a trusted guide for over a year I have already seen examples of deep personal growth and I feel confident that with our continued working relationship, I will be able to achieve my life goals.”


Leadership Development Manager in Silicon Valley

“Jared’s boundless wisdom, compassion, and energy create a unique holding environment where amazing things happen. I can’t thank him enough. He has helped me become much clearer about who I am and what my purpose in life is. Jared is a skillful therapist, intuitive healer, and powerful teacher. And he’s one of the nicest people you could ever meet.”

J. P.
A. K.

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