My love of psychology began early in life; I was always interested in understanding why suffering occurs, both physical and mental, and how to reduce it. I grew up in a challenging bicultural environment where we spoke multiple languages, experienced two distinct cultures, and practiced multiple religions. For me, formal and experiential education has been a source of strength and courage to endure and overcome suffering. Coming from a multicultural home, foreign travel was always a must. I now use travel as an educational experience to better understand how humanity interacts with green environments, cultures, politics, and most importantly to learn how each society thrives. Throughout my life I have met many internationally seasoned friends that are healers such as Psychotherapists, Physicians, Registered Dietitians, Alternative Health Practitioners, Acupuncturists, Energy Masters, Priests, Shamans, Curanderos, Medicine Men. Little did I know I was being mentored by sage minds.
When traveling internationally, I collaborate with complimentary health practitioners so that I may better understand how to integrate western and eastern health practice. I spent a year traveling in Latin America where I learned about shamanic healing with plant medicines in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. I consider myself an integrative behavioral medicine provider with a passion for holistic health. Over time, I have come to realize all of my personal and professional experiences have led me to focus my work on Transpersonal and Depth Psychology.
I have lived and worked in Southern California for most of my life. I took an opportunity to work in Northern California where I worked both independently in private practice and with Kaiser Permanente San Francisco in their Adult Primary Care team, as a Behavioral Medicine Consultant. While I was in Northern California, I met other health professionals that were also experienced in working with psychedelic medicines and I began to learn more about consciousness healing with plants. After three years of Northern California living, I decided to return to my roots in Southern California where I worked with Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, which I have departed. My current focus is providing personalized care through my own independent health practice that I call Transforma Therapy. A therapy of complete transformation. I also work part-time providing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies at Field Trip Health in Los Angeles, California, and supporting psychedelic educational development as a teacher's aid for the Integrative Psychiatry Institute.
I'm a firm believer that one must integrate healing by looking at a person whole. To facilitate healing and change, I consider all variables (micro & macro) and the relationship between each variable that includes: spirit, mind, body, environment, culture. In my experience, if you are suffering in one variable, other variables will soon suffer. To help you, I use a treatment orientation suitable for your unique energy and circumstance. I serve individuals, couples, families, and groups of all ages, cultures, religions, relational orientations, and sexual orientations. I am a neutral and objective witness to each individual experience.
My professional training includes:
Diverse health workshops
Distance therapy ethics advisor
Over 20 years of formal education
Multi-disciplinary team experience
Psychedelic-Assisted Provider Educator
Cultural diversity training and experience
HIV/AIDS clinical training and experience
Executive officers and high-profile clients
Psychological evaluations for immigration
Chronic medical illness training and experience
Bilingual and bicultural service (English-Spanish)
Consulting with experienced professionals (clinical & non-clinical)
Pre-surgical mental health evaluations for Bariatric Surgery and Spinal Cord Stimulation Surgery
Energy Psychology: Japanese Reiki, South American Shamanism, Hawaiian Huna, Mayan Healing
I offer my clients a safe, secure, and confidential container to begin healing by understanding the present concerns and how they are linked to a traumatic event that we will correct through processing and integrating stressful concerns. When working with me, I provide a tremendous amount of patience and therefore take your lead, never pushing you too far, though moving us forward at productive pace to ensure progress is made on agreed goals. Using my professional experience and training, along with my psychic intuition, we work together to better understand where you need help most. I share practical tools and exercises needed to continue your journey with or without me to reduce suffering.
I provide in-person counseling and coaching, online service, and therapy for both English and Spanish (Español) speaking clients. I welcome your questions both by email and phone. When you are ready to move forward, I feel it is best for us to understand if we are appropriate for each other by having a trial 10-15 minute phone consultation together, at no-cost to you. Please complete the form below for additional information. Thank you.
Hablo Español para pacientes y clientes en necesidad de ayuda psicológica. Ofrezco servicio para depresión, ansiedad, terapia de pareja, terapia infantil, terapia familiar y servicio psicológico en linea. Para mas información, por favor llame o mande un email, mis datos se encuentran en la pagina Contact. Muchas Gracias.
I look forward to building a healthy relationship with you -Orlando
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
― Khalil Gibran
Orlando Zuniga, LMFT98936 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach Clinical Hypnotherapist