CLINICIANS

Ellen E. Hammerle, Ph.D., LMFT

Dr. Ellen Hammerle is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #32398) who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. Dr. Hammerle is a therapist with extensive experience who uses a psychodynamic foundational framework in her clinical work as informed by object relations, self psychology, family systems theory and Sufi Psychology -- a transpersonal paradigm for psycho-spiritual growth and transformation. She has extensive experience working with stress management, group dynamics, and communication skill development within relationships. She has training and expertise in mediation, meditation and chronic illness. Dr. Hammerle specializes in working with individuals and couples to cultivate communication, healing and transformation.

Dr. Hammerle has written books and many articles on related subjects and is frequently called upon to give lectures and lead workshops. Dr. Hammerle has conducted trainings and education programs in Stress Management, Meditation, Western Psychology, Spirituality, Sufi Psychology and Consciousness.


Amelia Pryor, Ph.D., LMFT

Amelia Pryor, Ph.D. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #34681) who works with individuals on issues including overcoming pain from the past, creating and maintaining integrity in relationships, increasing self-esteem, overcoming addictions, and with individuals in many kinds of life transitions. Dr. Pryor enjoys working with adult siblings who would like to unlock themselves from family patterns of interaction and communication.

Dr. Pryor teaches stress reduction and stress-management to businesses and community agencies. She worked in the business world before becoming a psychotherapist and is interested in helping people bring balance and connection between life and career. She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Pryor presents at local and international conferences and is a published author who has done research and written in the fields of psychology, consciousness, and science. 


George Matchette, LMFT

George Matchette is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT #33239) with many years of experience working with individuals and couples.  Mr. Matchette specializes in trauma reduction and core belief transformation using a variety of techniques, including active imagination, energy psychology, and close process work with body, mind, and spirit. Mr. Matchette is a certified master practitioner of Advance Integrative Therapy (formerly Seemorg Matrix) and a student of Sufism psychology.  In addition, Mr. Matchette has a background in object-relations, communications skills, and how couples develop greater intimacy.   Mr. Matchette received his Master's degree in Counseling from St. Mary's College where he trained new counselors and taught courses in psychological theories, couples treatment, and human development for fifteen years.  Mr. Matchette trains lawyers and mediators in effective communication skills in seminars and classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  Mr. Matchette is a founding member of the Community Healing Centers and currently provides psychotherapy at its San Francisco location.