Ron Valle, Ph.D. received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, served as a professor and graduate school Dean for eight years at JFK University in Orinda, and as a clinician at Stanford University professor Alan Brauer's holistic Total-Care Medical Center in Palo Alto. He currently has a private practice in both Brentwood and Walnut Creek.
In my 37 years as a practicing psychologist, I have specialized in helping clients with chronic pain and stress-related disorders, and those facing a life-threatening diagnosis and their families. I offer an approach designed to help each individual quiet their mind and body so they may discover the sources of imbalance that lie beneath the painful physical and emotional symptoms that they are experiencing. Clients are encouraged throughout the therapy process to use their time of distress as a spiritually auspicious time to increase their self-understanding by opening to the deeper dimensions of their true selves.
I am devoted to helping clients integrate the process of personal development and spiritual awakening into their lives. A long-time practitioner and teacher of meditation, I developed an Integrated Therapy Program for Transforming Stress and Pain while serving as the director of the outpatient holistic pain clinic for Presbyterian University Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I am the author/editor of several published books including Opening to Dying and Grieving: A Sacred Journey, Phenomenological Inquiry: Existential and Transpersonal Dimensions, Metaphors of Consciousness, and The Changing Faces of Therapy: Evolving Perspectives in Clinical Practice and Assessment. I currently serve as a full professor at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Alameda, and director of the Awakening Counseling Center in Brentwood.