Clark Rector PsyD
BA in Psychology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
PsyD in Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
Individuals, Couples, Groups, Families.
Clark uses an integrative theoretical approach, incorporating mindfulness and compassion training, affect psychology, cognitive-behavioral (including dialectical behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy), Buddhist psychology, and psychodynamic theory. He enjoys working with a variety of people including those in recovery from addiction. Clark believes that the majority of psychological suffering occurs when we are not living in the present moment. He believes pain is inevitable in life, but it is our resistance to pain (i.e., "the second arrow") that causes suffering, which can be understood as: Pain X Resistance = Suffering. Influential psychology teachers and authors have included Tara Brach, Kristen Neff, Mary Lamia, Matthew McKay, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Leslie Gray, Desmond Tutu, Donald Nathanson, John Gottmann, Nancy McWilliams, Daniel Siegel, Irvin Yalom, and William Miller/Stephen Rollnick.
When not working, Clark enjoys outdoor activities.
12-14, 15-17, 18-64, 65+
Bipolar Disorder , Grief/Death, PTSD, Men's Issues, DBT, LGBTQ+, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Anger Management, Stress Management, Abuse, Transgender Issues, Depression, OCD , Addictions, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Trauma, ADHD