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Matthew Fishler

Matthew Fishler


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • J.D., Juris Doctor, U.C.L.A.


  • Licensed Psychologist, CA

Matthew is a Licensed Psychologist with a private practice in Sherman Oaks, California. He received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica. He also has a degree in philosophy from Wesleyan University and a law degree from UCLA. Matthew’s depth psychological practice incorporates Jungian analytic, psychoanalytic, and existential approaches. Both his dissertation (The Evocative Moment: A Study in Depth Psychological Poetics) and master’s thesis (Eclipse: Illuminating the Tragic Shadow of the Puer Aeternus) were part of a journey, and a calling, to make a home for theory, phenomenology, and poetry in depth psychological inquiry. At heart, his research embraces elusive, untranslatable experiences, and the via poetica that gives them voice and form. Matthew’s poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals and magazines, including Poetry Quarterly, Psychological Perspectives, Soul Fountain, the Aurorean, Spindrift, and Avocet. Formerly, Matthew worked as a forensic mental health lawyer, and served as Associate Director and on the Board of Directors of Counseling West. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, and Division 42 of the American Psychological Association. Matthew teaches Process of Psychotherapy and Clinical Practice.