Richard Palmer of Ojai, California, has been a counselor for more than two decades. He offers counseling to individuals, couples, and families, and his love of soul and devotion to restoring the community of men has led him to become active in bringing initiation practices to that community.
Richard is a poet, healer, visionary, lover of beauty, and fierce advocate for the impassioned life. His first published collection of poems is entitled Scratching Stars in the Dirt; and has completed a second collection. Richard's latest book is titled Grandfather Roots and is available now. Richard has studied many forms of healing, and brings his wisdom and experience to the mending of culture and the enhancement of beauty and soul in the world.
Tom McGee, L.C.S.W., has worked as a psychotherapist for over 30 years, focusing on emotional and spiritual growth. He employs dream work, contemplative nature practices, wilderness experience, trauma work, compassion and imagination in his work. He has facilitated men’s growth through workshops, retreats, and groups since 1993. Most recently, he has developed, with co-facilitator Richard Palmer, a body of work entitled, “Healing the Boy, Strengthening the Man.” He has been a trained spiritual director since 1999.
In groups, retreats, and individually, Tom offers therapy and group work that bring healing, restoration, improved self-esteem, and heightened spirituality. He is enthusiastic about helping others enter more deeply into their process of growth and maturation.
"Tom and Richard are two master healers, storytellers and poets who bring great wisdom, insight and humor to an all important topic these days - how to help men find their purpose, heal their pasts and relate with each other as well as with the women and children in their lives."
~Andrew, Retreat Participant
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Tom McGee LCSW and Richard Palmer have been working with each other for years, blending the work they have done individually into a modality of Men's Healing Work now known as 'Healing the Boy, Strengthening the Man'. We invite you to explore our site and Blog to learn more to see if this work might benefit you in creating the life you envision.