Gary Reiss holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis; a Doctorate in Integrative Studies with a Specialization in Process oriented Psychology and Conflict Resolution.
He has been in private practice in Oregon as a LCSW for over 30 years, and teaches worldwide as a Certified Process Oriented Psychology Trainer.
Gary is especially excited about facilitating conflict work, particularly in the Middle East; helping develop Process oriented family therapy and coma work; and integrating shamanism, Taoism, Kabbalah, and other spiritual approaches into Process Work.
Within his community, Gary has been active for many years in the Middle-East peace group, as well as other community and parent associations.
Gary’s lifelong deep love for Nature has often led him to the wilderness for inspiration and renewal. He makes his home on a farm in rural Oregon, where he houses a small herd of horses. He also goes on retreat to the wild Oregon coast, where he does much of his writing.
He stays active with a regular Akido practice, as well as a vigorous daily run, which he loves to use as a time for considering and discussing new ideas, dreams, and theories.
“Gary has worked with me through trauma, critical life changes, and personal growth. He treats me with respect, expressing both empathy and support. He brings a deep-essence level way of working with my current issues and processes. Sensitive and centered, he is sometimes shamanic-like and has many strategies for helping me find the connections and meaning in my experiences.” – Client