Dr. Randi Fredricks Ph.D.

Randi Fredricks

I have extensive clinical training and experience treating diverse issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, and codependency. My greatest teachers however, have been my client’s who have had the courage to share their personal stories with me as well as the intimate aspects of their lives. In my counseling sessions, I strive to create a safe environment where client’s can feel open to express their thoughts and feelings without judgment. I believe that although we are more similar than different, I realize that differences do exist and that everyone is unique. Consequently, I adapt my approach to each person while helping my clients achieve balance, stability and growth.

In addition to being a counselor and psychotherapist, I am a published researcher, best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on natural healing in mental health. My first book, Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health, is used as a textbook on integrating natural medicine into counseling, psychotherapy, and psychology. My second book is a bestseller called Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience is about the long history of fasting for medical, psychological, spiritual, and political reasons.

I have been the lead researcher on a number of studies, two of which have been published: Communication Apprehension among Adult Children of Alcoholics and An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Water Fasting for Depression. I received my journalism training from Santa Clara University. This website and my many other websites contain hundreds of articles from my books, research, and newsletter. In order to satisfy my creative side, I have designed and created all my websites since 1998.

My education includes a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Santa Clara University, a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. In addition to my formal education, I have certifications as a Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner and Health Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Clinical Nutritionist, and Clinical Herbalist. I also have a Doctorate in Naturopathy and am an internationally recognized expert in alternative medicine and mental health.

I am also a Registered Addiction Specialist and as a State of California-approved Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor. I have worked in addiction counseling for over 30 years and still consider it one of my specialties and am passionate about helping people and families affected by addiction.

As a therapist and fellow journeyer, my style is down-to-earth, compassionate, supportive, caring, and empowering. I respect the nature of your path whether that be traditional therapy, alternative medicine, or mindfulness. I create a safe and accepting environment for you to be with your vulnerability, claim your strength and wisdom, and explore your options.

For more information please visit my website at http://drrandifredricks.com

San Jose Counseling and Psychotherapy
http://drrandifredricks.com
1174 Lincoln Av #6
San Jose, California
95125
Books Randi has Published

Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health

Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health provides a comprehensive overview of complementary and alternative treatments for mental health, with information and research on their effectiveness for treating specific disorders. Twenty-two chapters document research and the current practice of using complementary and alternative therapies in treating a number of disorders, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, and addictions. The therapies covered are both

Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience

Since prehistory, fasting has been used in various ways as a means of transformation. As a spiritual practice, it is the oldest and most common form of asceticism and is found in virtually every religion and spiritual tradition. In psychology, studies have suggested that fasting can alleviate the symptoms of some psychiatric conditions, including depression and schizophrenia. In medicine, fasting is one of the most promising therapies, with research suggesting that fasting can cause certain drugs,

Articles Randi has Published
Detox Cleanse Plans
Detox Cleanse Plans

2017 promises to be the year of the detox cleanse. Many people swear by them and more and more health practitioners recommend them, whether it's to eliminate toxins, lose weight, or just get a fresh start. »

2017 promises to be the year of the detox cleanse. Many people swear by them and more and more health practitioners recommend them, whether it's to eliminate toxins, lose weight, or just get a fresh start. There are a multitude of detox cleanses plans and what follows are a few examples of some of the most popular cleanses: Colon Cleanse. Our colons have the important, albeit kind of icky, job of taking..

Dr. Randi Fredricks · December 18th, 2016

Dr. Randi Fredricks · December 18th, 2016

Gastric Bypass Surgery and Addiction Transfer
Gastric Bypass Surgery and Addiction Transfer

There's a growing concern that people who get gastric bypass surgery (GBP) replace overeating with other compulsive behaviors. Emerging evidence appears to support this. New research suggests that the »

There's a growing concern that people who get gastric bypass surgery (GBP) replace overeating with other compulsive behaviors. Emerging evidence appears to support this. New research suggests that the biochemical causes of compulsive behavior, whether its overeating or substance abuse, is remarkably similar. A 2001 study "The psychology of gastric bypass surgery" stressed the importance of psychological..

Dr. Randi Fredricks · October 4th, 2016

Dr. Randi Fredricks · October 4th, 2016

How Cinema Therapy Works
How Cinema Therapy Works

Cinema therapy is a creative therapy technique in which a trained psychotherapist uses the films as a therapy tool. Some experts believe that the usage of films in therapy can have positive effects on »

Cinema therapy is a creative therapy technique in which a trained psychotherapist uses the films as a therapy tool. Some experts believe that the usage of films in therapy can have positive effects on people except psychotic disorders. In cinema therapy movies are used by therapists, social workers, school counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, as well as many other healthcare professions. With..

Dr. Randi Fredricks · October 3rd, 2016

Dr. Randi Fredricks · October 3rd, 2016

Alternative Therapies for Stress
Alternative Therapies for Stress

In scientific terms, stress is defined as the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it. Even when it feels like stress originates in the mind, the body is responding to it. More important »

In scientific terms, stress is defined as the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it. Even when it feels like stress originates in the mind, the body is responding to it. More important than finding a definition for stress is understanding the effect it has on our bodies. Stress-producing factors, or stressors, can be physical (exercise and injury), biological (viral, bacterial..

Dr. Randi Fredricks · September 25th, 2016

Dr. Randi Fredricks · September 25th, 2016