Blogs by Dr. Randi

A couple of my favorite past times are reading and writing about counseling psychology. The subjects I write about include mental health and natural health remedies, which includes a wide array of modalities including nutrition and cinema therapy.


Since I love being a therapist, I like to write about it. I author books, research, and a number of blogs. As the Director of San Jose Counseling and Psychotherapy, I frequently speak about my blog articles.

I write on a variety of topics, including research, my education and professional and personal experience with natural remedies for mental health. Thousands of people read my blogs. Here are some reasons why you should too:

  • You don’t have time to read the 300+ psychological and medical studies released by journals each week – but you do deserve to know what studies matter to your personal health
  • The real scoop – unbiased health information (the blogs do not accept any advertisements)
  • Cutting edge information on emotional wellness; topics related to the most commons reasons people consider therapy, how to choose a therapist, why psychotherapy is effective, and other topics related to emotional health
  • New nutrition and lifestyle information – My background and education in psychology and medicine helps you make the right choices for your optimal health

Dr. Fredricks’ Natural Mental Health Blog

psychologist-blog-healthDr. Fredricks Natural Mental Health Blog features articles and the latest research on using natural remedies and alternative medicine for mental health.

The blog also has information on nutrition, including various diets such as raw food, whole foods, veganism, and vegetaranism. It also has articles on all types of fasting, including water fasting, juice fasting, intermittent fasting, and diets that mimic fasting.

I created this blog because of my passion for complementary and alternative medicine and mental health. I have long been interested the integration of the two fields, blending natural remedies with traditional counseling psychology.

To learn more and read the latest articles, visit my blog at
Dr. Fredricks’ Natural Mental Health Blog

Dr. Fredricks’ Cinema Therapy Blog

psychologist-blog-filmCinema therapy, often called “film therapy” or “movie therapy,” is a process where a therapist prescribes movies to help their patient explore their psyches.

Although few therapists actually center their entire practice around cinema therapy, movies have long been a tool to help those in therapy achieve their goals. For example, I try to recommend a movie for my clients the majority of the time. Additionally, I invite them to discuss movies that have meaning to them.

My Cinema Therapy Blog contains hundreds of movies that I have found to have therapeutic value.

To read my latest entries and archives, go to
Dr. Fredricks’ Cinema Therapy Blog

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