"Life is difficult," M. Scott Peck famously, and honestly, opened his classic book The Road Less Traveled. If you have come to this site, you may well be experiencing some type of emotional or relational turmoil. Perhaps despite the best efforts of caring friends, you find yourself needing a deeper and more empathetic level of attention and understanding. During such times, therapy can be an empowering and even transformative experience.
To facilitate such an experience, I approach each client with both great respect and a firm belief in the client's unique potential for change. Within a warm, safe, and supportive environment, we will work together to heal past and present wounds to help you develop more enriching and enlivening interpersonal relationships as well as greater overall well-being.
So while life can indeed be difficult, it can also be meaningful, fulfilling, and joyous. As Mary Oliver wrote, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
If you believe therapy would be helpful at this point in your life's journey, I would be honored to meet with you.
Quentin Dunne, M.S., MFT (MFC #50452)
is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a passion for helping children, adolescents, and adults recover from trauma, pet loss and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is a certified cognitive behavioral therapist through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, but incorporates other modalities of healing into his approach as he believes in respecting the singular needs and gifts of each client.
A member of the Ecopsychology Network and The Association of Nature & Forest Therapy, he believes integrating mindful connection with natural landscape into the healing process, through such practices as gardening and nature walks, can be deeply nourishing and nurturing. From his own personal and professional experiences, he has found it quite true that nature therapy heals.
He volunteers for Our House Grief Support Center's Camp Erin and Comfort Zone Camp, nonprofit therapeutic camps for children struggling with grief and loss, as well as for The Soldiers Project, providing therapy to post-9/11 veterans and their family members.
Deeply committed to the values of human dignity and equality, he provides affirmative therapy to people of all ethnicities, spiritualities, and sexual orientations. He considers himself very fortunate to have work that feels more like a calling than a career and believes the first step of healing and renewal lies within the client's quiet but very real courage to come in for a session.
office location and
22231 Mulholland Highway
"In a poetics of growth it is important to explore how possibility and change remain so faithful to us. They open us to new depths within. Change, therefore, need not be threatening."
-- John O'Donohue
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."
-- Rachel Carson
"May you walk in beauty..."
-- Navajo blessing