Ben Schwarcz MFT
Curriculum Vitae


Ben Schwarcz, MA, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (license # MFC 35606), with a private practice office Santa Rosa, California.

Ben received his Master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from the John F. Kennedy Graduate School for Holistic Studies. John F. Kennedy University is one of the few schools in the United States that offers advanced training in Transpersonal Psychology.

Work Experience and Training (Partial List)

  • 1995 M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from JFK University, Orinda, California.
  • Twenty-two years experience counseling clients of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Five years as a senior staff member at Alta Bates Medical Center's Psychiatric Department in Berkeley, CA. Mental Health Specialist for the adult, geriatric, dual diagnosis, and adolescent units from 1993-1999.
  • Music Therapy/Drumming Therapy with individuals and groups of all ages; Therapeutic drum circles for at-risk youth, emotionally disturbed children, adult cancer patients, community and team building for adults, since 1995.
  • Marin Suicide Prevention, Hotline Counselor, and Grief Counselor, 1996-1997.
  • Clinical Supervisor and Therapist for children with severe emotional and attachment disorders at Sunny Hills Children's Garden in Marin County, 1999-2000.
  • Completed extensive training and led desert trips as a wilderness vision quest guide with Rites of Passage, Inc. (Sonoma County, CA), from 1993-1998
  • Clinician on the in-patient psychiatric unit of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, 2002-2007.
  • Clinician on the Psychiatric Assessment Team of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital 2002-2007.
  • Private Psychotherapy and Coaching Practice since 2000.
  • Stress Management Coaching - Hero Talk Pathways to Thrive Certified Trainer for first responders, military and emergency service professionals.
  • Certified Mind-Body Fertility Connection Practitioner by the Denver School of Hypnotherapy.
  • I have conducted more than 5,000 EFT Tapping sessions with therapy and coaching clients over the past nine years.
  • Advanced training and supervision in Gold Standard EFT through Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

Ben Schwartz, Psychotherapist and Coach, can be reached at 707/326-5566

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