Brian Stachowiak

Brian Stachowiak


  • M.A., Counseling, Pacifica Graduate Institute


  • L.M.F.T., CA

Brian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a member of Pacifica’s Adjunct Faculty in the M.A. Counseling Psychology department. He is a native Angeleno, having grown-up as a gay man in the 1970s in an impoverished ghetto of suburban Los Angeles. Brian has been a gay grassroots-psychological activist for many years. His clinical focus is on the empowerment and cultivation of LGBTQ+ personhood that honors and values the vitality, social role and visionary aspects of the LGBTQ+ experience from an affirmative and psychodynamic Jungian depth orientation. Brian has a special interest in helping to develop an archetypal understanding of homosexuality and same-sex love that can revolutionize how all people relate to each other and serve as a model for all of society.

Brian received his clinical training from the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood, California, the nation’s largest facility providing services to LGBT people. He has extended his analytic training at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Trauma Resource Institute, the latter of which he has also co-facilitated several training workshops to clinicians on the Trauma Resiliency Model. He is a graduate of a two-year intensive Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in West Los Angeles, where he now sits on the Board of Directors and chairs the diversities and socio-cultural committee for the institute. Brian is a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.