Dr. Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. • San Jose Counseling and Therapy


Welcome and thank you for your interest. I am a psychotherapist, best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on natural healing in mental health.

I love what I do because it is a privilege to be able to be of service to others. In my practice, I work individuals, couples, and families.

My first book, Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health, is used as a textbook on integrating natural medicine into counseling, psychotherapy, and psychology.

Best-Selling Author

My second book is a bestseller called Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience is about the long history of fasting for medical, psychological, spiritual, and political reasons.

Dr. Randi Fredricks’ Best-Selling Book Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience

Dr. Randi Fredricks’ Best-Selling Book
Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience

I have been the lead researcher on a number of studies, two of which have been published: Communication Apprehension among Adult Children of Alcoholics and An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Water Fasting for Depression. I received my journalism training from Santa Clara University. This website and my many other websites contain hundreds of articles from my books, research, and newsletter. In order to satisfy my creative side, I have designed and created all my websites since 1998.

My education includes a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Santa Clara University, a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Doctorates in Psychology and Naturopathy

In addition to my formal education, I have certifications as a Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner and Health Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Clinical Nutritionist, and Clinical Herbalist. I also have a Doctorate in Naturopathy and am an internationally recognized expert in alternative medicine and mental health. However, if you need referrals for medication, I can provide you with the names of a qualified professionals, such as a psychiatrist.

I am also a Registered Addiction Specialist and as a State of California-approved Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor. I have worked in addiction counseling for over 30 years and still consider it one of my specialties and am passionate about helping people and families affected by addiction.

Dr. Randi Fredricks’ book Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health

Dr. Randi Fredricks’
Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health

I have served on numerous boards, including the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Silicon Valley, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Santa Clara Valley Chapter, and the Willow Glen Business and Professional Association.

I am a member of the California Association for Marriage Family Therapists and the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. I participate in ongoing intensive weekly training, consultation, and therapy because I am committed to continually learning new evidenced-based approaches to counseling and psychotherapy.

Kind and Caring Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy is a powerful and transformative process. I love being on that journey with my clients, helping them to understand themselves more deeply and respond to life’s challenges with more awareness.

As a therapist and fellow journeyer, my style is down-to-earth, compassionate, supportive, caring, and empowering. I respect the nature of your path whether that be traditional therapy, alternative medicine, or mindfulness. I create a safe and accepting environment for you to be with your vulnerability, claim your strength and wisdom, and explore your options.

I am deeply honored to be able to help individuals and couples find happiness and contentment through the practice of counseling and psychotherapy.


Randi Fredricks, Ph.D.

San Jose Counseling and Psychotherapy Appointment