Clark Rector PsyD
BA in Psychology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
PsyD in Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
Clark conducts therapy for individuals, couples, and families, and is LGBTQ+ friendly. Clark also specializes in Complex PTSD, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s), and Addiction recovery.
Clark uses an integrative theoretical approach, incorporating Buddhist psychology, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral psychology (including DBT and ACT), mindfulness and compassion training, and psychodynamic theory. He enjoys working with a variety of people including those in recovery from addiction. Clark believes that psychological suffering occurs when we are not living in the present moment, and believes that while pain is inevitable in life, it is our resistance to pain (also known as "the second arrow") that causes suffering. Fortunately, by increasing our awareness of the ways in which we mentally resist things, we have the opportunity to reduce the amount of time spent suffering. Clark has been influenced by the writings and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, Ajahn Brahm, Kristen Neff, Pete Walker, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Tara Brach, Desmond Tutu, Daniel Siegel, John and Julie Gottmann, Donald Nathanson, and others.
When not working, Clark enjoys outdoor activities.
12-14, 15-17, 18-64, 65+
Autism Spectrum Disorder - Adult, Autism Spectrum Disorder - Teens, Bipolar Disorder , PTSD, LGBTQ+, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Anger Management, Stress Management, Depression, OCD , Addictions, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, ADHD