I studied at Wisdom University in Oakland (founded by Mathew Fox, author of Original Blessing.) It was in studying with Mathew that I discovered creation spirituality- that the network we all belong to is what God is. It’s not out there someplace; it’s inside of us. The process of connecting into that network, into each other, is what makes us whole. Therapy, from my perspective, is simply the process of connecting people into that network. It was an experience of grounding, viscerally, and feeling prayer as love in action.

 

After Wisdom University, I attended Pacifica Graduate Institute Carpinteria, CA. Pacifica taught me to connect my spiritual discoveries with psychological training. I experienced Pacifica as living out the collective that we all belong to. Because of the college, my entire lifev changed. As Pacifica says "we’re here to heal the soul of the planet." To heal ourselves, by going through the journey together, we contribute our portion to the healing of the whole.

 

Practically, the training and the direction granted me the ability to have my own supervised practice, including my counseling at LGBTQ centers. Combined with my chaplain training, this gave me the ability to meet with people wherever they are. One of my clients said to me “Wherever you go, Leonard, especially if you have your own practice, I’ll follow you.” I thought about counseling during my days as a hospital chaplain as an alternative to the life of a parish priest. I found that through counseling I could contribute to people’s lives directly, without the church as an intermediary.

 

I feel called...

 

Leonard Lane

Marriage and Family Therapy Intern 76483

My life’s work is being with people as they process their journey of healing. This is what I experienced in my seminary training in the Episcopal Church in New York City. The church talks of sacraments as being God’s grace, but from my perspective each one of us is a sacrament, assisting each other in growing and transforming our lives.

 

In the process of my training, I worked through the depths of my agnosticism, and experienced God in each one of us, all in the midst of life and death situations in the emergency room. This is especially true in my ministry of the LGBTQ community at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1980’s New York. In those situations, in the midst of unspeakable pain and suffering, I understood how God can be in our brokenness, and was called to become more than I thought was possible.

 

After serving the church, I returned to Los Angeles and worked for both the county of Los Angeles and the city of Pasadena public libraries. While there, my passion was in assisting people to find knowledge about their past. I also volunteered at the AIDS service center in Pasadena- visiting patients in the hospital and providing an ear for clients who needed to talk.

Leonard Lane MFTI 76483

leonard@leonardlanemft.com

323-207-6855

 13400 Riverside Drive, Suite 318, Sherman Oaks, CA  91423

Marriage and Family Therapy Intern 76483

My life’s work is being with people as they process their journey of healing. This is what I experienced in my seminary training in the Episcopal Church in New York City. The church talks of sacraments as being God’s grace, but from my perspective each one of us is a sacrament, assisting each other in growing and transforming our lives.

 

In the process of my training, I worked through the depths of my agnosticism, and experienced God in each one of us, all in the midst of life and death situations in the emergency room. This is especially true in my ministry of the LGBTQ community at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1980’s New York. In those situations, in the midst of unspeakable pain and suffering, I understood how God can be in our brokenness, and was called to become more than I thought was possible.

 

After serving the church, I returned to Los Angeles and worked for both the county of Los Angeles and the city of Pasadena public libraries. While there, my passion was in assisting people to find knowledge about their past. I also volunteered at the AIDS service center in Pasadena- visiting patients in the hospital and providing an ear for clients who needed to talk.

I studied at Wisdom University in Oakland (founded by Mathew Fox, author of Original Blessing.) It was in studying with Mathew that I discovered creation spirituality- that the network we all belong to is what God is. It’s not out there someplace; it’s inside of us. The process of connecting into that network, into each other, is what makes us whole. Therapy, from my perspective, is simply the process of connecting people into that network. It was an experience of grounding, viscerally, and feeling prayer as love in action.

 

After Wisdom University, I attended Pacifica Graduate Institute Carpinteria, CA. Pacifica taught me to connect my spiritual discoveries with psychological training. I experienced Pacifica as living out the collective that we all belong to. Because of the college, my entire lifev changed. As Pacifica says "we’re here to heal the soul of the planet." To heal ourselves, by going through the journey together, we contribute our portion to the healing of the whole.

 

Practically, the training and the direction granted me the ability to have my own supervised practice, including my counseling at LGBTQ centers. Combined with my chaplain training, this gave me the ability to meet with people wherever they are. One of my clients said to me “Wherever you go, Leonard, especially if you have your own practice, I’ll follow you.” I thought about counseling during my days as a hospital chaplain as an alternative to the life of a parish priest. I found that through counseling I could contribute to people’s lives directly, without the church as an intermediary.

 

I feel called...

 

Leonard Lane MFTI 76483

leonard@leonardlanemft.com

323-207-6855

 13400 Riverside Drive, Suite 318, Sherman Oaks, CA  91423

Marriage and Family Therapy Intern 76483

My life’s work is being with people as they process their journey of healing. This is what I experienced in my seminary training in the Episcopal Church in New York City. The church talks of sacraments as being God’s grace, but from my perspective each one of us is a sacrament, assisting each other in growing and transforming our lives.

 

In the process of my training, I worked through the depths of my agnosticism, and experienced God in each one of us, all in the midst of life and death situations in the emergency room. This is especially true in my ministry of the LGBTQ community at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1980’s New York. In those situations, in the midst of unspeakable pain and suffering, I understood how God can be in our brokenness, and was called to become more than I thought was possible.

 

After serving the church, I returned to Los Angeles and worked for both the county of Los Angeles and the city of Pasadena public libraries. While there, my passion was in assisting people to find knowledge about their past. I also volunteered at the AIDS service center in Pasadena- visiting patients in the hospital and providing an ear for clients who needed to talk.

I studied at Wisdom University in Oakland (founded by Mathew Fox, author of Original Blessing.) It was in studying with Mathew that I discovered creation spirituality- that the network we all belong to is what God is. It’s not out there someplace; it’s inside of us. The process of connecting into that network, into each other, is what makes us whole. Therapy, from my perspective, is simply the process of connecting people into that network. It was an experience of grounding, viscerally, and feeling prayer as love in action.

 

After Wisdom University, I attended Pacifica Graduate Institute Carpinteria, CA. Pacifica taught me to connect my spiritual discoveries with psychological training. I experienced Pacifica as living out the collective that we all belong to. Because of the college, my entire lifev changed. As Pacifica says "we’re here to heal the soul of the planet." To heal ourselves, by going through the journey together, we contribute our portion to the healing of the whole.

 

Practically, the training and the direction granted me the ability to have my own supervised practice, including my counseling at LGBTQ centers. Combined with my chaplain training, this gave me the ability to meet with people wherever they are. One of my clients said to me “Wherever you go, Leonard, especially if you have your own practice, I’ll follow you.” I thought about counseling during my days as a hospital chaplain as an alternative to the life of a parish priest. I found that through counseling I could contribute to people’s lives directly, without the church as an intermediary.

 

I feel called...

 

Leonard Lane

Leonard Lane MFTI 76483

leonard@leonardlanemft.com

323-207-6855

 13400 Riverside Drive, Suite 318, Sherman Oaks, CA  91423