Ronald Arthur Alexander


Ronald Arthur Alexander

Ph.D. MFT, SEP Clinical & Executive Director Open Mind Training Institute

Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D., MFT, SEP, is a psychotherapist, Leadership Coach, SEP (Somatic Experiencing (R)Practitioner) and clinical trainer in the fields of Somatic Trauma Healing Therapies, Mindfulness Meditation, Transformational Leadership and Core Creativity. As the Executive Director of the OpenMind Training Institute, he draws upon his extensive background as an early pioneer in Holistic Health,  Behavioral Medicine, Positive and Somatic Psychology,  Gestalt Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Self Psychology, Ericksonian Mind-Body Healing therapies and the Eastern Wisdom Traditions.

Clinical Psychotherapy Bio

Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D., MFT, SEP, a psychotherapist, leadership coach and clinical trainer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of California and Colorado (CA Lic. #MFC7707 & CO Lic. #253). He is a seminar leader and conducts training’s for professionals nationally and internationally in Mindfulness-Based Mind-Body Therapies, Somatic Experiencing Therapies, Gestalt Therapy,   Ericksonian Hypnosis, Mindfulness Meditation and Psychotherapy.   He received his certificate of training as a SEP ( somatic experiencing practitioner ) from the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute from Boulder Colorado, He consulted with and received treatment from Milton H Erickson MD. He also personally trained with Ernest Rossi, and Steven Gilligan in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy as well as with Daniel P. Brown of the Harvard Medical Cambridge Hospital professional training’s seminars in hypnosis and hypnoanalysis. He was trained and certified by the Los Angeles Gestalt Therapy Institute and with Erving and Miriam Polster Ph.D. of the Gestalt Training Center of La Jolla. He also received training and supervision in Somatic Experiencing Therapies, Contemporary Gestalt and Family Therapies, Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology, Relational and Object Relations Therapies. He is a lifetime associate member of the American Psychological Association and a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Dr. Alexander was Chairman of the Psychology Department and Director of Clinical Training at Ryokan College for 18 years. He is a long time extension faculty member of the UCLA Departments of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Entertainment, and a lecturer in the David Geffen School of Medicine. He is a member of the adjunct Graduate Faculty in Psychology at Pepperdine University and Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, Spring Workshops London, England and is a long time workshop leader at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur and The New York


  • Active Duty Military
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples Counseling
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Birth Trauma
  • Veterans
  • Mass Disaster
  • Sexual Abuse
Ronald A Alexander Ph.D.MFT, SEP.
Business Phone:
Mobile Phone:
2012 Tuna canyon Rd, Topanga, CA 90290
Santa Monica, California, 90401-2110
United States of America
Available Sessions:
Teletherapy Sessions Available