Alan Strachan, Ph. D. Santa Cruz Area Marriage and Family Therapist
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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
~ Martin Luther King


For nearly 30 years I have offered trainings and made presentations to psychotherapists, organizations and the general public on a variety of topics, including:

  • Beyond Technique: Making Authentic Contact With Clients
  • Sexual Obsession and the Loss of Self
  • Touching The Heart Of Psychotherapy: Integrating Spirituality and Clinical Practice
  • Discovering Your Fundamental Purpose in Life
  • Reflections on the Spiritual Evolution of Psychotherapy (or, When I was Jung, I was a Freud)
  • Living a Healthy, Balanced Life in a Stressful World
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Counseling and Communication Skills
  • America on the Couch: Exploring the Intersection of Psychotherapy, Spirituality and Politics


I am a published author in professional journals, having written articles on topics such as the relationship between childhood dreams and adult chronic body symptoms; synchronicity; the psychology of meditation; and the relationship between physics and psychology.  I am currently writing a book about the intersection of psychology, spirituality and politics.