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Jay Pietrzak, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Beginning in childhood, I’ve had many large and small “energetic experiences”. The first few events were relatively mild. Then they progressed in intensity. By the time a large event occurred I was able to navigate the experience and associated symptoms without fear. The weirdness of these symptoms was overshadowed by interest and fascination. The relationship I now have with these energetic experiences is largely supported by a decades-long meditation practice, which includes the study of, and working with, subtle energies.

Many of the people who I serve in my practice as a licensed clinical psychologist have been traumatized by a healthcare system that, for the most part, has little understanding of spiritual emergence. Some have mental health issues that have been served well with medication. Many more of those I serve are overly medicated and have had no previous therapy or support for what they were experiencing.

Symptoms are too often treated as illnesses, which are too quickly addressed with medication, which is realistically little more than sedation. If met with a pragmatic understanding, energetic events and their sometimes-scary associated symptoms can be supported as the evolutionary, natural experiences that they are.

In Topanga, CA I run a psychology group practice, Seven Rays Psychology. There I also hold individual and small-group day retreats. Working with individuals online has become more comfortable and frequent. On an ongoing and ever-changing basis, I facilitate online Soul Therapy group meetings that are free to join. Contact me for the current schedules and to see if my services and/or any of these groups will serve you well.

Already a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, the main reasons for becoming an IMHU Certified Spiritual Emergence Coach is to be a part of a community dedicated to serving those who are looking for support in their great unfolding, a journey which can be difficult to navigate alone. One need not go it alone.

Peace along the way…Dr. Jay

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Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Ryokan College – 2011
  • Master of Arts – in Psychology from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology – 2008

Other Relevant Training

  • Military Service: 1986 – 1991
    • United States Navy – SEAL Team III
  • License, Advanced Training, Certifications, Relevant experience
    • California Board of Psychology, Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27360) 2015
      Focused on Psychotic Spectrum Conditions, Spiritual Emergence, Traumatic Stress Injuries, Anxiety, and Depression.
    • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
      Three-Year Training in Trauma-Healing, Certified 2014
    • Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP)
      Three-Year Training – Somatic Approach to Mental Health, Certified 2017
    • Residential Treatment Centers – 2005-2012
      Multiple roles, including Executive Director, 2011-2012
    • American Council on Exercise, Certified Professional Fitness Trainer – 2006
    • Advanced Teacher Training, 2005 – Present
      Courses in Spiritual Growth and Development
    • Twilight Brigade, Hospice Volunteer, 2004-2006

Offering 1-1 support

Psychological Services to residents of California In-person in Topanga, CA and online
Spiritual Emergence/Emergency Coaching in-person in Topanga, CA and online

Offering support groups

Ongoing and ever-changing. Online.


For Psychological Services to residents of California In-person in Topanga, CA and online
–Make contact to discuss fees.
For Spiritual Emergence/Emergency Coaching in-person in Topanga, CA and online
–By donation to support the work.

Support group plan...

Make contact for current topics, schedule and to see if these options will serve you well.

“Please contact me via my email if you'd like to connect for a complimentary 15-20-minute phone consultation, to see if we're the right fit!”

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