Christopher Corey LMFT

Psychotherapy with Individuals, Couples, and Groups Individuals

Individual work is core to my practice. I work with adults, adolescents and families.

Together we can explore whatever you feel to be disturbing your experience of life, particularly depression, anxiety, grief, loneliness, spiritual and creative blocks, illness, childhood abuse, trauma or issues related to s*xuality, gender expression, and intimacy. Couples

In working with couples, I assist my clients in their exploration of relationship. I work with intimate partners, siblings an

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Alan Watts ~ Embrace All Your Feelings 06/11/2021

Alan Watts ~ Embrace All Your Feelings

"...the way you feel towards other people: loving, hating, et cetera, et cetera; there aren’t any wrong feelings.

And so, to try and force one’s feelings to be other than what they are is absurd. And furthermore: dishonest."

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Photos from Christopher Corey LMFT's post 05/04/2021

This sure is getting a lot of well deserved coverage. So I guess it’s as good a time as any to share that I’ve been accepted into their MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy clinician training program. My MAPS cohort starts next week. Excited to dive into what could be one one of the most significant developments in mental health to emerge in quite some time. @ San Francisco, California

Black Psychoanalysts Speak 01/31/2021

Black Psychoanalysts Speak

Hoping my colleagues will take the time to watch this. A great video.

Black Psychoanalysts Speak

Black Psychoanalysts Speak To download this video for a fee or purchase a DVD, please contact [email protected] The analysts featured in this documentary contend that ... 04/25/2020

Being with Uncertainty | The Existential Academy

"...we all face a future that is uncertain and unknown to us" The Existential Academy is a Community Interest Company dedicated to public education in the field of Existential Psychotherapy 01/21/2019

What It’s Like to Visit an Existential Therapist It’s not meant to be comforting, but somehow it is. 01/26/2017

How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind – The Coffeelicious

Recommended reading! Self-Care Lessons for the Resistance


The Therapist As Relational Artist - A daylong with Rich Hycner

Our annual workshop is coming up soon! Register now to get the early bird price. Bay Area Gestalt Institute is pleased to announce this daylong workshop with Rich Hycner PhD. Saturday, November 5th, 2016 / 10am - 5pm Location: Cultural Integration Fellowship 2650 Fulton Street, San Francisco. This workshop will focus on the “relational dance” between therapist and client with an... 02/21/2016

The Emergent; The Here and Now; Self-Acceptance and Authenticity

Insightful post by BAGI Trainer and Faculty Member Frank Rubenfeld, PhD. Being with the emergent is not the same thing as being with the here and now - and it is. What’s emerging now is this sentence I’m typing about my now. But I could just as well be writing about an email I received yesterday from a friend. What we are doing is always being done here and now, but our… 12/30/2015

A Hater’s Guide To New Year's Resolutions (a.k.a. Self-improvement through self-acceptance)

Great new post from my friend and colleague, Pilar Dellano! New Year's Resolutions can evoke shame when self-acceptance motivates more change than feeling bad does!


Don't miss this psychotherapy workshop with Lynne Jacobs, a wonderful and wise presenter who skillfully integrates Gestalt and psychoanalytic theories!

Don't miss this workshop with Lynne Jacobs, a wonderful and wise presenter who skillfully integrates Gestalt and psychoanalytic theories!


Very excited to have a chance to work with Lynne. Therapist friends, register fast! Space is limited. 08/19/2015

Why believe in others In this rare clip from 1972, legendary psychiatrist and Holocaust-survivor Viktor Frankl delivers a powerful message about the human search for meaning -- and the most important gift we can give others. 07/18/2015

How to Cope With an Existential Crisis

“Freedom, itself, can become stressful and troubling—that one has a responsibility to make good use of their freedom, but becomes paralyzed in their choices and fails to act in a meaningful way...” “What presents as ‘depression and anxiety’ often isn’t biologically-based, but is ontologically/existentially-based.” Despite the weirdness of existence, most of us are able to get on with our lives and avoid debilitating feelings of despair, personal failure, and cosmic meaninglessness. But every once in a while we’re tugged out of our complacency and forced to re-evaluate our lives. Here’s what you need to know a… 04/19/2015

Anger Management: Why the Genius Founders Turned to Couples Therapy

Coupes therapy - not just for romantic pairs. Trying to keep their business partnership from imploding, Ilan Zechory and Tom Lehman decided they had to submit to couples therapy. 02/25/2015

The Original Gestalt Institute of San Francisco, 1967-1995

An interesting (to me) history of the roots of the organization I work with, Bay Area Gestalt Institute. The Original Gestalt Institute of San Francisco 1967-1995

[02/13/15]   Technically, we're now full. But in case there are cancellations, you still have time to get on the waiting list!

A Training with Gary Yontef: Healing Shame Relationally

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10am–5pm
Cultural Integration Fellowship, San Francisco, CA
Cost: $100 ($80 for students and MFT interns)
Six CEUs available for MFTs
To register, send an email to [email protected]

Bay Area Gestalt Institute is thrilled to welcome Gary Yontef, PhD, to San Francisco. During this day-long workshop, the esteemed trainer, writer and gestalt therapist will present his theory on shame, through the lens of relational gestalt, and its clinical applications. The day will also include abundant opportunities to witness and be part of demonstrations of the theory. Shame is one of the most common and complex aspects of the therapeutic process—join us for this unique opportunity to learn from a master in the field as he offers clear and concrete ways to fearlessly work with this ubiquitous phenomenon.

Based in Los Angeles, Gary Yontef is diplomate in Clinical Psychology with American Board of Professional Psychology and a fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology. He has been a gestalt therapist since training with Frederick Perls and James Simkin in 1965 and a supervisor and trainer since 1971. Past president of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (GTILA), he was chairman of the faculty there for 18 years and has been on the editorial board of the International Gestalt Journal, an associate editor of theGestalt Review and is editorial advisor of the British Gestalt Journal. He is a co-founder of the Pacific Gestalt Institute (PGI) and teaches and consults internationally.

Space is limited, so register soon!

To register, send an email to [email protected] 01/28/2015

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think


"Professor Peter Cohen argues that human beings have a deep need to bond and form connections. It's how we get our satisfaction. If we can't connect with each other, we will connect with anything we can find -- the whirr of a roulette wheel or the prick of a syringe. He says we should stop talking about 'addiction' altogether, and instead call it 'bonding.' A heroin addict has bonded with heroin because she couldn't bond as fully with anything else..." New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts.... 11/30/2014

C.S. Lewis on Suffering and What It Means to Have Free Will in a Universe of Fixed Laws

"There is no reason to suppose that self-consciousness, the recognition of a creature by itself as a “self,” can exist except in contrast with an “other,” a something which is not the self. . . ." "Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, and you find that you have e 11/19/2014

A Psychiatrist Who Survived The Holocaust Explains Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness.


Fritz Perls Gestalt Prayer Segment

Fritz Perls' Gestalt Prayer


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