Robert  Cornell
Zencare Vetted

Robert Cornell

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Pasadena Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Spiritual mentoring
  • Self-compassion

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I'm here to help you navigate these challenging times! These days we can find ourselves feeling anxious, confused, angry or depressed and without a sense of a direction forward into the new unknown territory we a living through. In order to overcome these new challenges to our physical, emotional, financial and spiritual well being, we need to increase our psychological and spiritual awareness so that we don't fall into victim thinking and powerlessness. And, for those of us who suffered childhood trauma, the challenges can be even more pronounced.

My work is directed at improving your well being and functioning on all levels: practical real world, psychological and spiritual. We will work together to evaluate your strengths and build on them to overcome whatever challenges and blockages that you are confronting.
I bring a large toolkit of psychological and spiritual practices to support you in your healing and growth. Remember that this time may be challenging but it also holds opportunities for your continued growth, both in the real world and as a spiritual being!

Many blessings,
Robert Cornell LMFT


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Robert Cornell 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: $100 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100
  • Initial session: $100 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $120 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Pasadena 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 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

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 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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
Telehealth counseling
Spiritual Mentoring


California: 42969



Therapy Groups

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Soul Work

Soul Work is a group specifically designed to support men in dealing with issues of addiction, compulsion, and self-neglect.

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Soul Repair

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.

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Soul Care

Soul Care is virtual mixed support group focused on helping members survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Client testimonials

"Robert was able to identify what my needs are quickly."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"He was very understanding and attentive."
- Zencare client • August 2020