Robert Cornell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, Ca. His specialty is in spiritual psychology, the rich area of overlap between psychology and spirituality. His passion is in exploring with his clients this deep interconnection between these fields of healing, growth and personal realization.
Robert does individual and couples therapy with the focus being on helping people to grow into their best selves. He especially likes taking on the role of a caring thoughtful parental figure who provides the support and guidance that his clients often did not get growing up. He sees a lot of individuals who were abused or neglected as children and are trying to heal repetitive and self defeating patterns of behavior in their work and relationships. He also runs small groups for men and women where they can get support and learn skills such as mindfulness and self compassion.
Because of Robert's business background, he often advises clients on work related issues and on finding work that better fits their personal interests and goals. In today’s challenging climate, this requires very practical considerations as well as creative ways to find outlets for one’s skills, talents and passions.
The work Robert does today with those he mentors as a Spiritual Director is a seamless integration of psychology and spirituality. For Robert, the deepest healing is always on the spiritual level, but the insights of psychology help us to understand in more detail exactly what needs healing. Recently, he published the book "Fifty Ways of Letting Go" which details how this integrative work is done.
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
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Spiritual mentoring - 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
Self-compassion - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
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Private practice, 2001 - Present
Independent Spirit Therapist, Licensed MFT, Present - Present
Westminster Center, Licensed Therapist, 2007 - 2020
The Place Within, Internship, 2005 - 2007
Pasadena Recovery Center, Internship, 2003 - 2005
Wellness Community, Internship, 2001 - 2003
Soul Work is a group specifically designed to support men in dealing with issues of addiction, compulsion, and self-neglect.
Soul Repair is a supportive group where women healing from childhood abuse and/or neglect can receive support and engage with a variety of self-care and psycho-spiritual practices.
Soul Care is virtual mixed support group focused on helping members survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.