Loraine  Van Tuyl
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Loraine Van Tuyl


Psychologist, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LCP Certified Hypnotherapist, CHT
California Accepting Online
Pleasanton Not Accepting In-person
Updated March 2, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Mind-body connection
  • Sensitivity

Professional statement

Dr. Loraine Van Tuyl is a licensed clinical psychologist, Depth Hypnosis practitioner, and shamanic eco psychologist. She offers teletherapy and spiritual healing through her virtual office in Pleasanton, CA. Dr. Van Tuyl is passionate about teaching clients how to align mind-heart-body-soul and connect more fully and authentically with their true nature, their life purpose, and with others. Many of her clients identify as spiritual empaths and are high achievers. They take on the stress and pain of those around them, which leaves them exhausted and anxious. It’s often hard for them to regulate and trust their own emotions. They feel triggered or overwhelmed at inopportune times, which leads to work struggles, relationship conflicts, impostor issues, risk avoidance, and ongoing frustration.

Dr. Van Tuyl practices a unique therapy style that seamlessly integrates modern psychological expertise, spiritual practices, and mindfulness with nature-centered wisdom. Dr. Van Tuyl empowers her 1-1 clients with step-by-step guidance how to create a resourced and clear inner space where they can safely prioritize their own mental health over the needs of others. She shows clients how to recruit a dream-team of spirit guides to navigate through life’s challenges. Clients also learn mindfulness practices like deep breathing, unique grounding and visualization techniques, meditation, and emotional regulation skills. These powerful tools help clients to challenge harmful or self-sabotaging beliefs, resolve relationship conflicts, and heal trauma patterns at the root.

Dr. Van Tuyl created an elegant 10-week online course called HEAL LOVE LEAD with SOUL AUTHORITY, informed by three decades of experience working with professional empaths. Students in this course learn to create a soul sanctuary, set energetic boundaries, and develop resilience that expands with them for life. Dr. Van Tuyl uses her own experience as an empath in her work with clients, offering deep insight, fierce compassion, and momentum.

Message to clients

Hi there! Welcome to my online sanctuary. I offer sacred healing and transformational space to spiritual and intuitive empaths, entrepreneurs, execs, and experts. If you've gotten bored or have plateaud in traditional talk therapy, or want to try holistic, alternative, meditative, shamanic, or integrative practices (but are concerned about being reeled in New Age woo without fully understanding the ins and outs) you've come to the right place.

My Soul Authority and Depth Hypnosis methods are evidence-based and highly effective. I started my career as a high-achieving academic and have applied this excellence to all my healing programs.

I love working with millennials who get what Richard Louve (coined the term Nature Deficit Disorder), claimed in his 2012 book, The Nature Principle: "The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need."

I believe that we can integrate the best of both worlds, and I've seen it in my virtual 1-1 services and group offerings. My 10-week online course is state-of-the-art and has empowered many of my clients with online teachings chock-full of valuable help. If you enjoy exploring nature wisdom and elemental balance to enhance your health, fullest potential, and well-being, then for sure book a call or session ♥️. Also check out The Sacred Healing Well website for a wealth of resources.


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

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Sensitivity - Developing an understanding of one’s sensitivity, including exploring what triggers emotional reactions and the origins of the sensitivity; practicing self-compassion by acknowledging that everyone has emotions and it’s natural to react to what’s around you


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Loraine Van Tuyl 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: $250 (60min)
  • Initial session: $275 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $110 (90min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

It's possible to link your HSA card to a PayPal account that can be used for both my 1-1 services and HEAL LOVE LEAD with SOUL AUTHORITY course. I offer this 10-week online course 2-x3 a year. It consists of live, solo, and group teachings (videos, guided orientations, shamanic journeying instructions, articles, and my Soul Authority book and workbook) and is a great compliment to 1-1 sessions or can be done by itself. Ask me about details, exact dates, and meeting times of future courses (determined by each cohort) if interested. Also, if our schedules don't synch for 1-1 meetings, shoot me a message and inquire about other times. I'm flexible and may be able to move other meetings around.


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 3-6 pm
  • Tue 3-4:30 pm
  • Wed 2-5 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Pleasanton practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-12 pm
  • Tue None
  • Wed None
  • Thu 12 -2 pm
  • Fri None
  • Sat None
  • Sun None

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

The Sacred Healing Well, Founder, Clinical Psychologist, Holistic Private Practice, 2002 - Present
UC Davis Counseling Center, Practicum, Pre-doc, Post-doc, Guest Lecturer, 1997 - 2002
Alum Rock Community Mental Health, Practicum Counselor, 1995 - 1996
Gronowski Clinic, Practicum Counselor, 1994 - 1995
Travis Air Force Base, Family Support Center, Palace Acquire Outstanding Scholar Management Trainee, 1992 - 1994

The Foundation of the Sacred Stream, Certified Hypnotherapist, CHT, Shamanic Practitioner, 2005
Palo Alto University, Doctor of Psychology, PhD, 1999
Palo Alto University, Master of Psychology, MS, 1997
University of CA, Davis, BA, Magna Cum Laude, Psychology, 1992


California: 18317



Therapy Groups

Loraine  Van Tuyl
Heal Love Lead with Soul Authority

Heal Love Lead with Soul Authority is my signature, one-stop, self-mastery system especially designed for spiritual empaths and highly sensitive professionals taught through a state-of-the-art 10-week, multidimensional and experiential online course.