Richard Knowles, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist (Psy 29060)

I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and am a licensed psychologist (PSY 29060) trained at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, now known as Sofia University.

  • I also hold a Master’s degree in transpersonal psychology, and B.A.s in psychology, philosophy, and anthropology.

  • I’ve worked with acute/crisis-based problems as well as long-term problems that require extensive talk-therapy.

  • I have clinical training in psychopathology assessment and diagnosis, psychometric assessment, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, and transpersonal psychology (focusing on existential/humanistic and spiritual concerns with a holistic view of treatment).

  • I also work with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in their MDMA-assisted PTSD treatment program.

  • I’ve worked across a wide spectrum of settings and clients, from locked psychiatric wards, to residential programs, to therapy clinics working with high-functioning clients.

  • I have also served as associate core faculty at my alma mater, Sofia University.

Specific Problems I Work With:



Life Transitions

Self Esteem

Behavioral Issues

Emotional Disturbances

Mood Disorders



Family Conflicts

Peer Relationships


Bipolar Disorder


Romantic Relationships


Coping Skills

School Issues