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Mental Health Therapist

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Machiel is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a specialty in working with dreams. He has been in practice since 2006. He works mainly with individuals and couples. Some people come for short term treatment in order to deal with the most pressing issues, and other people engage in a deep and long term analysis. 

Machiel is deeply interested in healing and passionate about his vocation. He feels it is a tremendous honor to be a witness, companion and support on peoples’ life paths.

It all started in his early twenties when he began his own healing journey to deal with the grief and heartbreak of losing his father at the age of 10. Until then he had not processed this loss. It was this, along with a general sense of purposelessness that propelled him to undertake an inner journey that resulted both in him coming to terms with life, and finding some resolution regarding the death of his father. At that time he also became a ferocious reader and student of Carl Jung, as well as other healers and modalities. This has continued to this day.

Machiel was born in 1972 and became a therapist in his early thirties. Since then he has traveled the world to study and learn about different healing traditions, spending a year in Asia where he learned several healing modalities, and working for years with medicine men from Africa to learn their style of healing. He read umpteen books on psychology, went into Jungian analysis, studied for a summer at the Jung Institute in Zurich and did a three year course to become an Embodied Dream Therapist with Jungian Analyst Robert Bosnak. Since Machiel finished a Masters Degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara he has worked with some of the greatest psychologists alive to build online courses and make them accessible to the public.

Machiel worked for two years at a drug addiction clinic, and as a consequence is good in working with addictions of any sort, and with co-dependence issues. He worked several years at a residential treatment center for clinically complex teenagers and their families, and has an innate skill of working with adolescents. Since 2011 he has been very successful in private practice. Machiel has a specialty in Jungian psychology and working with dreams, he is gifted in finding the medicine in the dream. 

If you would like to explore the possibility of working with Machiel in therapy, contact him on 801-656-8806 or email machiel@machielklerk.com