Happy New Year, wherever and whenever you are reading this! First of all, Soy bilingüe en españoI y me pueden llamar y mandar emails si quiere empezar su trabajo.
I believe the psychotherapy process is a sacred Art form, not an exact Science, and your wellness is my highest priority. Psychotherapy is not about finding perfection, but in pursuing wholeness and respecting our Self. It’s simple. It’s complicated. It can be very difficult, and there’s also lots of laughter and surprises to be enjoyed.
In our work together, we greet pain and suffering and ask “How will you serve our development?” I put all my energy into walking alongside my patients, witnessing their process as they develop insight, understanding and respect for their own experience. I work with people who have survived trauma and abuse, recovered from addictions, suffered depression and panic attacks, existential crises, loneliness, and creative blockage. The more deeply I work with each of my patients, the more I am impressed by their strength and creativity.
My training and education as a Depth Psychologist and licensed clinical social worker help me approach every patient with curiosity, respect and reverence. I work with individuals, couples and groups. Soy bilingüe en españoI. I am comfortable working with children 11 years or older, unmarried or married couples across the LGBTQ+ spectrums, gay and straight, roommates, family members — and I am eager to work with groups of collaborating artists such as recording or performing groups.
In 2015 I completed my PhD in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Psychotherapy (Depth Psychotherapy) at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and completed research with examined the practice of psychotherapy in a variety of home office settings. As an adjunct professor of Social Work at the University of Southern California, as well as Pacific Oaks (generally between 2011 through 2017) I have helped prepare graduate students for careers in social work and psychological counseling with families, groups, adults, and children. My clinical and spiritual training has been enriched working in solidarity with communities including: working with Greg Boyle, SJ, and the community of Homeboy Industries; clinic settings in South Los Angeles at St. John’s Community Health Center; children and families in East Los Angeles and around downtown LA (“Skid Row”) with Para Los Niños; mindfulness communities; people on naturopath healing journeys. I gather strength and inspiration from: the works of Carl Jung and Jungians, Buddhism and mindfulness, classical and modern psychoanalysis, liberation psychology, plant medicine wisdom, existentialism and humanism, poetry and reading, the agony and ecstasy of rock ‘n’ roll and new performance forms, surfing, surviving and enjoying family, and laughing hard about the strangeness of life.
Reach out with an email, give me a call and let’s get to work on You in this world.
Mario Prietto PhD LCSW
2420 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phd Depth Psychology
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #24161