Counseling network

To supplement the advice offered in La Chaise Longue, the Counseling Network is a referral service for our visitors in need of one-on-one counseling. We provide the information needed to make an informed choice of a counselor based on factors such as specialty, geographical location and price.

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Ben Schwarcz, MFT
Area of Expertise

Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression), Spiritual Transformation/Personal Growth, Couples/Relationships, Parenting, Adolescents, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Life Transitions, Stress.

Therapeutic approach

Transpersonal, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential-Humanistic, Meditation and Yoga instruction.

Counseling format

Face to Face individual, couples, family and adolescent therapy; email therapy.


California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic# MFC35606), Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from JFK University.

Samples of work Conflict with mother
Not happy when sober
Moving past abuse
Alone and away from family
Concerned about friend's diagnosis
WWW site Alternative Depression Therapy
Site description My website is dedicated to alternative and holistic approaches to depression treatment and information on the principles of psychotherapy and meditation. It includes info about my private practice, the foundations of Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Self-Help techniques, and links to other resources.
Phone number (707) 326-5566
Address 633 Cherry Street,
Santa Rosa,
CA 95404
Price card
  • $100 for 50 minute face to face therapy. (Sliding scale available based on household income.)
  • Phone Counseling: 1.50/minute.
  • Email inquiries and general questions are no charge.
  • Formal email counseling (a one-page response) is $25 per email.
  • Method of payment Cash/check/money order for face to face or email. Some insurance accepted for face to face psychotherapy: Blue Cross, MHN/HealthNet, Pacificare, Magellan, Aetna, Merit, Green Springs, Magellan.

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