Barbara Reid Findeisen, BA, MA, PhD honorarium

Barbara Reid Findeisen has been a practicing psychotherapist for nearly four decades. A graduate of Stanford University, Barbara is a pioneer in understanding how very early experiences influence later development and behavior both negatively and positively. In 1986 she founded Pocket Ranch, as a transformational residential treatment center for individuals in search of sanctuary and support, Sonoma County, California.

She was a founding member and Vice President of the Association for Regression Research and Therapy, President of the Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH), President and Founder of the Star Foundation and Director of the STAR Process.

Barbara has presented at numerous national and international conferences. She has also been a guest on radio and TV shows including the Oprah Winfrey program, and has co-produced a video, The Psychology of Birth. Over the years, she has explored various therapeutic modalities. From her early insight into prenatal psychology, to recent advances in attachment theory and neuroscience, she has continued to evolve and expand her awareness and consciousness. Her goal has always been to find ways to best serve the healing potential she believes is within each one of us.


  1. I did the Star program with you twice, then worked on the ranch for a summer, and it all impacted me very profoundly. Carving the Pocket Ranch sign, building the Medicine Wheel (which I now tenderly call Energy Wheels)… I have not been the same since.
    My love and blessings to you Barbara.

  2. So glad to hear from you Christopher. You should come to our upcoming workshop to be held at Kenyon Ranch from March 18-24, 2019 on Birth and Attachment. Call Candace Rosen at 620-618-3956 for more information or to register. Pass it on.

  3. BARBARA you came up in my meditation this morning. I am so grateful I met you so many years ago. I believe it was about 1973 or 1974 when I did one of the first star groups with you as well as some regression therapy. I am now 71 and my life is now the most wonderful life that even I could’ve ever imagined having. While I was on the path for emotional wellness when I met you, you super-charged the journey and gave me tools to use that have served me well. That little girl inside still exists but she now has a good mother to calm her fears. And to share her wisdom. It took me until about age 60 to feel like a fully integrated grown-up. What a feeling! I am full of gratitude for having met you. I am grateful for the loving person that you are. You taught me how to love both others as well as myself. Loving myself was the final integration of all the pieces of me.

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