The following is a list of IPA members who represent themselves
as offering primal work.
If you are a practitioner and you would like to join our referral
list, please contact Barbara at 248-478-5559 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note: The IPA is an educational/informational
provides guidelines but does not regulate primal practioners. If
you are seeking a facilitator of primal work, we recommend that
you contact potential practitioners to inquire about their qualifications
and experience, as well as to get a sense of how they work, in order
to find the most suitable practitioner for your needs.
Barbara A. Bryan,
Primal Integration Center of Michigan
23011 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills, MI
Since 1974 - Primal intensives, weekend
workshops, individual sessions. Leader in eight 40-day Ark Training
Programs. Regressions, pre & perinatal, sexual trauma, sandplay,
etc. Call for information.
Nell Corry, MSW, LCSW, NCGC
2729 Blair Stone Lane
Primal Therapy, Deep Feeling Release. Trained at Janov's New York Primal Institute 1980-1984. Extensive experience: PTSD, trauma, incest recovery, depression, addictions, anger work, weight issues. Individuals, couples, groups. Workshops/intensives US & UK. Online and telephone sessions, weekends available. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, National Certified Gambling Counselor. Certified yoga teacher. Holistic nutrition counselor.
||Clare Gill and Julia Mitchell
County Wicklow, Ireland
Phone: 00353-879520085 (Clare)
Phone: 00353-879790792 (Julia)
Certified Practitioners of Primal Integration Facilitation. Original primal training by Barbara Bryan, Sam Turton and Esta Powell. Both have substantial prior training; Julia in analytic psychotherapy and Clare in Spiritual Direction. They further trained in Biodynamic and Transpersonal Psychotherapy with Rainer Pervoeltz; Pre-and Peri-natal work with William Emerson, Franklyn Sills, Gestalt psychotherapy with Mike O'Halloran, Group leadership with Alison Hunter. Each are accredited members of AISGA (Clare) and IACP (Julia).
Clare and Julia combine backgrounds in psychotherapy and spirituality together with their extensive experience to offer a safe space with a contemplative, non-directive approach.
Individual Sessions, Primal Intensives, Weekend Workshops, Residential Groups and Retreats are available in person, otherwise phone or internet sessions can be arranged for those unable to travel. Located just 8 miles south of Dublin City, with good range of transport alternatives, including buses and trains. Support and advice on travel and accommodation can be given on application.
Frances Rinaldo M.A., M.S., L.M.F.T.
1015 Cedar Street - Suite B
Santa Cruz, CA
Between September 1992 and November 1996, I trained with Dr. Jonathon Christie and Dr. Arthur Janov at Dr. Janov’s International Primal Training and Treatment Center in Venice, California. I offer a holistic approach to Primal, working with you to mitigate the effects of original “Primal” traumas while simultaneously helping you to function and improve your quality of life in the present. This preempts the tendency to “wait for the next feeling” to change one’s self destructive or otherwise unwanted behavior and accelerates healing. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents. I also offer film consultation (MA Cinema Production U. So. California ). See my website for more details.
IPA Members Offering Primal Work
Claude Breault, Ph.D.
Canada G1K 1S9
Phone: (418) 522-5957
Primal center providing access to a specialized primal room called a vibroacoustic lodge. Using auditory and vibration stimulation, this lodge triggers past traumatic experiences and facilitates Deep Feeling Release. This new process should be used cautiously within psychotherapy. In addition, clients have to be supervised by a psychologist or other clinical professional. Free trial is offered to familiarize yourself with such an efficient tool.
These relived experiences follow primal tradition by bringing the person directly to his primal pain, liberating its intensity session by session. For those who want to get there, here’s a powerful tool.
Juliana Brown and
Primal Integration Programme
36 Womersley Road
London N8 9AN
Phone/FAX: +44 (020) 8341 7226
Practitioners of Primal Integration. Originally
trained with Bill Swartley, further training with Frank Lake
and others. Comprehensive programme of monthly weekend groups,
weekly ongoing groups, residential group intensives and regular
individual sessions, running at the Open Centre in London and
elsewhere in England since 1979.
Dianea Kohl, RN, MFT
Dianea is a psychotherapist since 1985 whose primal practice began in 1994. She attended Janov's Primal Center 1996-97. She has written five books about the healing power of tears, two for children. Her latest, TEARS ARE TRUST...waiting to be felt won Finalist in the mental health category from National Best Books Awards. TEARS ARE TRUE LOVE...waiting to be known will be published 2013.
Powell, M.A., M.S. Ph.D. Candidate
Esta has over 21 years experience as a therapist in Europe and US, and has
specialized training in Psychosynthesis, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodrama, and
Esta offers deep feeling/primal work for individuals and couples. Phone/Internet
29 Barstow Rd., Suite 304
Great Neck, NY
Marie Regis is a Licensed Acupuncturist trained in Classical Acupuncture and a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has served as a facilitator at Noah's Ark, a 40 day multi-modal psychotherapy training program in 1998 and 2000. She was mentored by the late Bill Smukler, PhD psychotherapist in Sand play therapy and deep feeling therapies on both at the Arks and in his private practice between 1994 and 2000. She specializes in treating trauma and emotional issues with classical acupuncture and CranioSacral therapy, including SomatoEmotional Release. She also uses essential oils or Reiki if needed. Marie approaches each client with skill, sensitivity and deep respect.
Marie Regis, L.Ac.
Great Neck NY
Dr John Rowan
70 Kings Head Hill
London E4 7LY
Phone: 020 8524 7381
I was trained by Bill Swartley in the years before he died, and was part of the
same group with Richard Mowbray and Juliana Brown. I work in private
practice in North-East London, and offer coaching and spiritual mentoring
as well as Primal Integration therapy. My chapter on Primal Integration is still up on the IPA website. I have been interested recently in the question
of why Primal Integration is always ignored in books on Integration in
Psychotherapy, and my article -"Don't you Dare to Ignore the Transpersonal!"
was published recently.
Wareham, LPC, LAC
Primal Therapy Colorado
5362 West 83rd Avenue
Emotion-focused and body-centered psychotherapy in
the Primal tradition. Bachelor's degree in Mental Health Counseling and Master's
degree in Community Counseling. Over 25 years of experience in primal techniques
and theory as a client, therapist-trainee, and therapist. Specializing in
PTSD, birth and intrauterine trauma, childhood developmental wounding, and