to the Inner-healing Web Site
hosted by F. Michael
Montgomery, LCSW, LMFT
LCS 6184, MFC 15488
the heart, mind, body and spirit in a safe and healing setting
Inner-healing web site is a resource center for the support and promotion of
personal growth and healing.
My desire is to support people in their own
healing through the compassionate and courageous work of their hearts.
I work with individuals (including children, adolescents and
teens) and couples from a holistic and somatic-oriented perspective which emphasizes the integration of
the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of ourselves. My experience of
more than 20 years is that the places and the issues where we become stuck can become the
opportunities and "teachers" we need in order to grow and heal. Our task
is to be willing to approach these areas with our courage and our compassion.
The following areas describe my professional background,
training and experience.
The following are my national and state
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
by the National Association of Social Workers of
competence for self-regulated practice
CALIFORNIA STATE LICENSURES
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS #6184)
Licensure by the State of California as a psychotherapist
Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #15488)
Licensure by the State of California as a therapist.
Below is a summary of my education and training.
This does not include the 36 hours of continuing education that is required by
California every two years to maintain my licenses or the 20 hours per year required by
the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work.
April, 1998 through March, 1999
Lomi Community Clinic
A 350 hour, two year training program in Applied Somatics (Somatic
Therapy) which is a holistically oriented therapy emphasizing the integration of the
mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of each of us.
September, 1977 through December, 1978
California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, California
Four full-time semesters toward doctorate in clinical psychology
August, 1972 through May, 1974
Worden School of Social Service, Our Lady of the Lake University,
San Antonio, Texas
Received Master of Social Work Degree
The following are the national, state and local
professional organizations of which I am a member.
The National Association of Social Workers (N.A.S.W.)
The Redwood Empire Chapter of the California Association of Marriage
& Family Therapists (RECAMFT)
The California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
The following is a list of workshops that I have presented
nationally. Additionally, I am often presenting workshops
on loss and grief, on relationships and on other subjects as well. For more
information about these, check my workshops web page.
National Hospice Organization Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
Presented workshop "Healing Our Dragons Through Service"
Final Gifts Conference: Rituals, Rights and Renewal
Presented workshop "Healing Our Dragons Through Service"
Below is a summary of my professional work
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
January 1979 through present
Providing short and long term therapy that is somatically and holistically oriented
emphasizing the integration of the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of
each person. I provide individual, couple and family therapy as well as
consultation. I also use Jungian oriented sandtray therapy and art therapy with
adults and children. I provide workshops on aspects of healing and growth on a
PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
July 2001 through August 2003
1209 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95404 (707) 578-9385
Full time employment as a psychotherapist providing short and long term therapy
that is somatically and holistically oriented and emphasizing the integration of
the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of each person.
Individual, couple and family therapy provided including work with children,
adolescents and teenagers. Jungian-oriented sandtray and art therapy used with
both children and adults.
December, 2000 through December 2001
Past President of RECAMFT (Redwood Empire Chapter of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists)
Work with the president and board of directors in helping to
provide leadership, vision and direction for the chapter.
September, 1999 through December, 2000
President of RECAMFT (Redwood Empire Chapter of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists)
Led the Board of Directors in providing a direction and vision
for the chapter; oversaw the publication of the monthly newsletter and the
organization of monthly chapter meetings; hired the chapter's first paid
staff; implemented the development of a referral service and web site for
May, 1987 through January, 1998
Sutter VNA & Home Hospice of Sonoma County
Clinical supervision of social work staff. Home visiting with terminally
ill patients and their families providing psycho-social and spiritual assessments, crisis
intervention and on-going counseling and therapy. Inservices and consultations provided to
nursing, volunteer and office staff as well as community organizations.
September, 1982 through April, 1987
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Hired as Patient Counselor providing counseling and crisis intervention
services for patients and their families in the Intensive and Coronary Care Units, in the
Telemetry and Oncology Units, and in the Emergency Department. Inservices and workshops
provided for nursing staff and physicians.
February, 1980 through September, 1982
St. Joseph Medical Center
Clinical social work in a 647 bed medical center with medical, surgical,
oncology and emergency patients. Developed the social work component of the Cardiac
Rehabilitation Program providing individual, couple, family and group work with patients
and their families. Provided workshops on patient care, stress management and relaxation
for the medical staff.
March, 1976 through February, 1980
Catholic Social Services
Provided individual, couple, and family therapy as well as
crisis-intervention services for people of all faiths and backgrounds.
Please E-mail me with any suggestions, comments,
or feedback you may have. I would really like to hear from you!