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Matthew Fishler

Matthew Fishler


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • J.D., U.C.L.A.
  • B.A., Philosophy, Wesleyan University


  • Licensed Psychologist, CA

Matthew is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Sherman Oaks, California. His depth psychological practice incorporates Jungian analytic, psychoanalytic, existential, and mindfulness-based 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 subtle, often elusive, experiences, and the via poetica that may give 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, Avocet, and Samsara Magazine.  Formerly, Matthew worked as a forensic mental health lawyer, and served as Associate Director and on the Board of Directors of Counseling West in Sherman Oaks.   He is a member of the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, and Division 42 of the American Psychological Association.  Matthew teaches Process of Psychotherapy and Clinical Practice.