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Richard Palmer

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Richard Palmer of Ojai, California, has been a marriage and family counselor for twenty seven years. He offers his work as therapist and minister to men, women, couples, and families. His love of soul and devotion to restoring the community of men has led him to become active in bringing initiation practices to that community. Richard has been working with men in rites of passage for 27 years. Richard has studied many forms of healing, and brings his wisdom and experience to the mending of culture and the enhancement of beauty and soul in the world. Richard is a poet, healer, visionary, lover of beauty, and fierce advocate for the impassioned life. He has published three books of poetry and is working on his fourth. Richard enjoys a deep connection with nature and spends time regularly in the wild river canyons.
Richard serves Ojai, Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Barbara and all of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
Richard is offering four free talks in September, titled Conversation With the Soul. Click here for more information.


Click here for a testimonial to his work.
Richard was instrumental in bringing Men of Spirit to men in Ojai, CA, over seventeen years ago, working with Frances Weller,
founder of Wisdom Bridge.


Richard leads yearly Grief Rituals in Ojai.
Richard Palmer has been co-leading Men's Healing Work retreats
with Tom McGee for eight years.