Bio / My Approach

I received a Masters of Science in Counseling from CSU-East Bay and also received Bachelors degrees in Religious Studies and Philosophy from UC Berkeley in 1988. I am registered with the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist intern (IMF#55185) and am supervised by Lynn Marie Lumiere.

The central focus of my practice is on working with anxiety disorders, depression, and addictive behavior, though I also have worked extensively with teenagers. I am also trained in EMDR and somatic-based approaches to working with trauma and anxiety.

Though I've been a formal student of many meditation traditions, including Zen, Vipassana, Tibetan Buddhism, and Advaita for over 25 years, my approach to therapy draws on a variety of additional resources and is informal, integrative and friendly. I like to work collaboratively and in a way that is supportive, warm, non-judgmental and empowering. My experience is that it is the human connection between people, as much or more than credentials or methods, which truly benefits my clients.

I am also the founder and director of the East Bay Open Circle, an organization which offers programs and events drawn from a variety of psychotherapeutic and spiritual traditions.


Call me at 510-717-8416 with any questions or to schedule a free initial appointment.

Rob Schwartz, M.S.
MFT Intern #55185 supervised by
Lynn Marie Lumiere
MFC #30043

1240 Powell St, Suite 2C
Emeryville, CA 94608

(510) 717-8416

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