Bonnie and Walt in Big Sur

Bonnie and Walt in Big Sur

Rev. Bonnie Tarwater and Dr. Walt Rutherford offer counseling and therapy individually and together.   They work with individuals, couples, groups and children  and  Bonnie specializes in spiritual healing with hypnosis, guided meditation, dream work, rituals and the  creative process utilizing the arts for healing and transformation. She also has experience as a minister in death and dying and offers hospice and bereavement counseling.  Together  they providing pre-marital and marriage groups and lead therapy groups and are certified as OWL counselors, and are available for  human sexuality courses for teenagers. 

Dr. Walt's methods are both innovative and traditional. He is a pioneer in the diagnoses and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and has mastery in the treatment of addictions and relationships. 

Rev. Bonnie is available for memorial and celebration of life ceremonies, weddings, baptisms and creates rituals for healing from sexual abuse, divorce, "coming of age"and all life passage rituals.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience." Teilhard de Chardin

Dr. Walter Rutherford and Rev. Bonnie Tarwater both offer counseling and therapy groups through the For Our Common Home Counseling Center.  Walt has over 30 years experience as a licensed MFT working in the fields of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addictions, and Transpersonal Psychology bridging psychology  with spirituality and religion.  

Bonnie offers pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, individual dream sessions, using the visual and performing arts and the creative process and together they facilitate therapy groups, pre-marital counseling, human sexuality training for teenagers(OWL) and other workshops.

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