It matters that people have a way to use the latest findings in psychology beyond buying a pill for depression. It matters that people have a way of looking at their lives that lets them ask the big questions and determine how they want to live – and that this is supported by therapists and mental health professionals.

Meet the Existentialists

Orah Krug
Orah Krug

Orah Krug, PhD

The clinical training director of the Existential-Humanistic Institute of San Francisco, Dr. Krug is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice is Oakland, CA. A graduate of Saybrook University, she was awarded the Rollo May Scholarship for an essay comparing the theoretical approaches of her two mentors, James Bugental and Irvin Yalom. She has produced two videos entitled, Conversations with Jim and "Joe" A Demonstration of the Consultation Process, with James Bugental and Orah Krug. Most recently, Dr. Krug co-authored a textbook with Dr. Kirk Schneider entitled, Existential-Humanistic Therapy, part of a monograph series for the American Psychological Association. Her current research focuses on the relationship between the cultivation of intra and interpersonal presence and the contextual factors of therapy associated with therapeutic change.

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