Timothy Locke, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy that Honors Your Spiritual Life
I work with individuals, couples and families in Napa, California.
I specialize in work with couples to discover the “We” in their partnership and find new vitality in their life together.
Drawing on my experience as a pastor and my clinical training as a therapist, I offer counseling that honors the connection between healthy spirituality and well-being in other areas of life.
I welcome and respect clients from all faith traditions as well as those who do not have a religious affiliation.
Everyone needs support now and then to discover and act on what best serves our connections with loved ones. This includes how we treat ourselves.
Seeking help is a responsible way to deal with persistent conflict or emotional pain.
I help people recover their initiative, their dignity and their sense of connection. I help partners listen and be heard.
I help people find life after loss.
I assist people who want to bring more light into their inner world so that they can express their gifts more fully.
I am a certified Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). I have been in practice for over 20 years. My training includes degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and the Claremont School of Theology, and residencies in counseling and in hospital chaplaincy. I worked closely with R. Rangaramanujam Ayyangar, who was a colleague of Mahatma Gandhi, and with Dr. Elizabeth Howes, who studied with C. G. Jung. My doctoral dissertation was on contemporary applications of Kunkel’s We Psychology. Kunkel was a pioneer in transpersonal psychology whose ideas about our creative center and egocentricity continue to inform my work with clients.