Weaving Western Psychology with Spiritual Wisdom 

John Amodeo, PhD

John Amodeo, PhD, LMFT (#MFC 14453), is a psychotherapist, author,  coach, and speaker. He has been on a journey of integrating the best of psychology with spiritual wisdom for over 45 years, and has been a licensed marriage and family therapist in California for over 40 years. His four books offer an integratrive approach for bringing psychological awareness and spiritual wisdom into our lives and relationships:


Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships 

The Authentic Heart: An Eightfold Path to Midlife Love

Love & Betrayal: Broken Trust in Intimate Relationships

Being Intimate:  A Guide to Successful Relationships

Dancing with Fire  won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Silver Award in the sexuality/relationship category.  It was also the winner of the Spirituality and Practice Award as one of the best spiritual books of 2013.

You're invited to explore this website to learn more about John's books, as well as access articles, interviews, and other information about his work, including articles on his online column with Psychology Today, which has over 5 million total views.

Themes in John's work:


* Relationships as a Spiritual Path

* Deepening  Presence with Ourselves and Others: a Foundation for Emotional and Spiritual Intimacy

* Healing Shame and Recovering from Trauma--and Affirming Our Authentic Experience

* Living More in Our Body and Being in the Present Moment; Identifying and Transforming  Self-Critical Thoughts 

* Honoring Feelings and Longings As an Important Part of Our Spiritual Path--and Engaging with Them Wisely

* Gradually Awakening to the Beauty and Goodness of Who We Really Are, Apart from our Conditioning