Bonnie  Saland

Bonnie Saland


Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Pasadena Accepting In-person
Updated October 30, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Psychotherapy & Creative Consultation:

Bonnie offers individual & Couples therapy, as well as creative coaching for aspiring makers. Creative coaching for aspiring makers can also be purchased as a package:

I) Know yourself: personality preferences, archetypes, communication & conflict resolution styles – the better you know yourself the better you can dialogue with the outside world.

II) Branding basics: Knowing your story and figuring out how to tell it.

III) Habits of work: Intentional Living & Time Management.

Location: on-line therapy. Specialties relationship issues. Creative and spiritual actualization. Self- regulation and stimulation across the spectrum of mood and anxiety concerns. Spiritual and creative development. Mindfulness and intentional living. Time management, organizational behavior, and business development.

Specialties: Psychoanalytic Depth work rooted in both contemporary Jungian and Psychoanalytic paradigms. CBT and Mindfulness. Relational/ Humanistic Therapy, Family Systems.

Self-knowledge is a critical component to most models of living well. There is no better way to explore your own patterns of behaviors and motivations than the safe container of the psychotherapy room. One can hope for an increased ability to think more clearly and feel more deeply …. This opens a spaciousness in understanding and relational fields.

Message to clients

I offer individual and couples therapy, and creative coaching for aspiring makers.

Therapeutic goals revolve around:

Greater self-knowledge – personality preferences, attachment patterns, archetypes, attentional and communication styles, conflict resolution skill set, regulation issues, tracking the unconscious, and energy enhancement and depletion. This knowledge opens a spaciousness that allows for more effective and sustaining interactions with the self and others, leading to a more satisfactory life.

I coach folks to best understand their professional stories and how they want to tell it, and offer a toolbox to facilitate mindfulness, intentional living and effective time management.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Bonnie Saland is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $275 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $275


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
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  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Pasadena practice
1570 Poppy Peak, Pasadena, California 91105
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Thu 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Fri 8:00 AM- Noon
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Philomela Textiles, Owner, 2013 - Present
Private Psychotherapy Practive, Therapist, 1995 - Present
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Supervising & Training Analyst, 2005 - 2011
East Los Angeles College, Therapist / Instructor, 1997 - 2005
Tender Treasures, Partner / Owner, 1983 - 1993
SEIU Local 660 LA County Employees, Head of Blue / White Collar Divisions, 1977 - 1982
CA Community College District San Francisco, Instructor /Administrator Labor Studies Program, 1976 - 1977
United Farm Workers Union, AFL-CIO, Legal Worker, Coodinator, Upstate New York Boycott, 1975 - 1976
John Dean III, Research Assistant, 1974 - 1975

Massachusetts College of Art & Design , MFA, 2012
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, PhD, 2003
CA Family Studies Center, MA, MFCC, 1992
Cornell University , BS, 1975


California: 32902