Dr. Randi Fredricks, Ph.D.
Welcome. It’s nice to make your acquaintance. I’m a psychotherapist, best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on natural healing in mental health. I enjoy being a psychotherapist and it is a privilege to be able to be of service to others. In my psychotherapy practice, I work with individuals, couples, and families.
My first book, Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health, is used as a textbook on integrating natural medicine into counseling, psychotherapy, and psychology. My second book is a bestseller called Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience is about the long history of fasting for medical, psychological, spiritual, and political reasons. It has been a best-seller since in was first released.
I have been the lead researcher on a number of studies, two of which have been published: Communication Apprehension among Adult Children of Alcoholics and An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Water Fasting for Depression. This website and my many other websites contain hundreds of articles from my books, research, and newsletter.
My education includes a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Santa Clara University, a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
In addition to my formal education, I have certifications as a Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Clinical Nutritionist, and Clinical Herbalist. I have extensive training as a web designer and have built my own websites since 1998.
I am also a Registered Addiction Specialist and as a State of California-approved Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor. I have worked in addiction counseling for over 30 years and still consider it one of my specialties and am passionate about helping people and families affected by addiction.
I have served on numerous boards, including the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Silicon Valley, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Santa Clara Valley Chapter, and the Willow Glen Business and Professional Association.
I am a member of the California Association for Marriage Family Therapists and the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. I participate in ongoing intensive weekly training, consultation, and therapy because I am committed to continually learning new evidenced-based approaches to psychotherapy.