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About Xander Abrams

Positions Held:

  • WellSpring Associates, 1996 – Present, 700 Frederick Street #304, Santa Cruz, Ca. 95062.

  • Altos Therapeutic Community, 1991 – 1996, Los Altos, CA

  • Individual, couple and group psychotherapy, 1988 -1991 Woodside, CA.

  • Individual, couple and group psychotherapy, 1979 – 1985, Freeport, Maine.

  • Consultant and Chairperson of the Freeport Family Life Support Group, 1982 -1985, Freeport, Maine.

  • Consultant to Pownal Mid-School conducting personal growth, support and education groups to students and teachers, 1982 – 1985, Pownal, Maine.

  • Family therapist, 1977-1979, Hogares Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • Elementary school teacher, 1972 – 1978, New Mexico Educational Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • Commercial Real Estate Sales, Cushman and Wakefield, 1968-1971, New York, New York

Certifications and Licenses:

- USCG Sailing Captain, Santa Cruz
- Brown Belt, Santa Cruz Aikido
- Life Coach, Hudson Institute of Coaching, Santa Barbara, Ca.
- Redecision Therapist. Robert Goulding, M.D.
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. State of California. # MB 23804.
- Licensed Elementary School Teacher, New Mexico.


The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. 93105, Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, Dissertation; “A Study of Individuation during the Launching Stage of the Family Life Cycle.” 1988

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Masters of Arts in Counseling. 1974

Long Island University, C.W. Post College, Greenvale, New York, BA in Psychology. 1969

Professional Workshops:

- Stress Management with Positive Side Effects 
     * Louden Nelson Senior Center, Santa Cruz
     * Big Hearts, Twin Lakes Church, Aptos 
     * Santa Cruz Senior Roundtable
     * Money Matters KSCO AM 1080 Radio www.ksco.com

-Caretaker Stress / Pain Management with Positive Side Effects Speech
     * Health Project Center, Santa Cruz
     * Big Hearts, Twin Lakes Church, Aptos
- Stress / Pain Management with Positive Side Effects, Santa Cruz Senior Roundtable Speech and then rebroadcast on Comcast Channel 27 in "Your Next 50 Years"
- Entrepreneur Stress / Pain Management with Positive Side Effects Class, NextSpace, Santa Cruz
- Stress Management with Positive Side Effects Class, Peace Church, Santa Cruz, Ca.
- Resolving Clutter, How to Keep Your Commitments and Remove Stress Speech; Ignite Your Business

- Workshop: Blending of Redecision and Ericksonian Therapies to Resolve Uncomfortable Feelings, The Mary Goulding Memorial Redecision / Transactional Analysis Conference
- Workshop Geek Sail Teambuilding, Santa Cruz Geeks, Santa Cruz, California
- Group Soul Food, Support Group for Caregivers, Grey Bears, Santa Cruz, California
- Integrating Therapeutic and Coaching Models Class, Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara
- Wellness and Stress Management, weekly ongoing group, Santa Cruz, California 
- The Quality Man, weekly men’s group
- Managing Emotions, Monterey Bay International Management Consultants Speech
- Men’s Growth Seminars, Successful Spousing, and Growth Group, Methodist Church, Los Altos, California
- Wellness / Support Groups for Stanford Sleep Disorder Clinic, Palo Alto, California
- Intensive Life Changing Workshops, Freeport, Maine
- Support and Consultation workshops for the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Maine, Portland, Maine
- Men’s Issues and Educational Seminars at the University of New Mexico Women’s Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

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