About




James Eyerman, MD practices Integrative Medicine and Psychiatry in Mill Valley, California. He holds a degree in Classics from Holy Cross University, an MD from St. Louis University, and was trained in Psychiatry at Washington University, St. Louis. He utilizes Jungian dreamwork and other windows to the unconscious such as Grof Holotropic Breathwork, Ericksonian Hypnosis, EMDR, DBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Ayurvedic medicine and Jyotish, as well as western medicine, to address issues in depth, with the goal of psychological growth and transformation. Dr. Eyerman has practiced as a psychiatrist, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, yoga and meditation teacher, and Ayurvedic spa director. He has been a newsletter editor for the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco as well as for the Northern California Psychiatric Society.

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EXPERTISE in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy:

Through my four decades of medical practice I have been the medical director of a number of wonderful institutions:
Epworth Children's Home, St. Louis, MO
Med-Surg Unit, Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO
Masters and Johnson Institute and Traumatic Stress Program, St. Louis, MO
Luther Hospital Eating Disorders Program [adolescent division]
La Montaigne Equine Eating Disorders Center, Crystal City, MO
Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center and Panchakarma Spa, Ste. Genevieve MO.
Peace for Kids Day Hospital and Clinic, Catholic Charities, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Transpersonal Institute, St. Louis, MO
Marin Transpersonal Institute, Mill Valley, CA

Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Trained in Ayurveda by the leading practitioners in India and the United States, I have expertise in pulse diagnosis and Jyotish evaluations.
Psychopharmacology: I have been a psychopharmacology advisor to the State of California since 2008. I trained with the outstanding psychiatrists of the twentieth century: Drs. Eli Robins, Sam Guze, C. Robert Cloninger, Ferris Pitts. Dr. "Pete" Pitts was my psychopharmacology mentor and recruited me to the University of Southern California.
Thomas Merton, the beat poet turned Trappist Monk, inspired by interest in depth Jungian psychology through a personal message my senior year in college: "Read Jung and learn to meditate". [delivered by his personal secretary]
I have been trained in EMDR, DBT, psychodynamic therapy, process oriented psychology, Milton H. Erickson Hypnosis, dream interpretation, Holotropic Breathwork and transpersonal psychotherapies.
I treat children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.