Glenn - Psychotherapist - San Jose, CA, USA

Marti Glenn

San Jose, CA, USA


Marti Glenn, PhD, is the Co-Director of the STAR Foundation, offering intensive retreats to help adults heal early developmental trauma. She is founding President of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute known for its graduate degrees in prenatal and perinatal psychology, somatic psychology and clinical psychology. A pioneering psychotherapist and trainer for over 30 years, she also served as professor of clinical psychology, integrating affective neuroscience with attachment, early development, and trauma. Dr. Glenn has served on boards of a number of organizations and is particularly passionate about helping adults heal early trauma, build successful relationships and meaningful lives. She has chaired numerous professional conferences, including the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health and Neurons to Neighborhoods: Preventing and Healing Trauma in Children and Adults. She co-produced the broadcast quality documentary, Trauma, Brain, and Relationship: Helping Children Heal and has appeared in such documentary films as What Babies Want; What Babies Know; Reducing Infant Mortality and Improving the Health of Babies. She presents at the Esalen Institute and is a frequent speaker at conferences world-wide.



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I lead 10 day healing retreats at the STAR Foundation. WE ARE ABOUT TRANSFORMING LIVES!. In 10 short days, we see adults healing old traumas, turning anxiety, depression, anger and futility into experiences of hope and satisfaction. They go home with the skills and tools to create meaningful relationships and deeply satisfying lives.

Work History


STAR Foundation

STAR Retreats

Leadership Team, STAR Retreats

Campus Dean

Santa Barbara Graduate Institute / The Chicago School

Professional Psychology

Mills College

Childbirth Doula certification training, ALYCE, Los Angeles, 2003

On going member

Allan Schore Study Group

Newborn Individualized Developmental Care & Assessment Program (NIDCAP)

Founding President

Santa Barbara Graduate Institute

MA and PhD Programs in clinical psychology, emphasis in somatic psychology and prenatal and perinatal psychology;
taught courses in clinical skills, group therapy, prenatal and perinatal psychology, clinical skills with infants and families and clinical supervision
1982 - 1989 Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, Master of Arts program in counseling psychology, PhD program in clinical psychology, taught courses in clinical
psychology and clinical skills

Founding President

Santa Barbara Graduate Institute

Professor, Graduate Level

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

research faculty.
Serve on dissertation committees related to prenatal and perinatal psychology

Union Graduate Institute

committees related to prenatal and perinatal psychology

Ray Castellino Prenatal and Birth Therapy Training Program

William Emerson Adult applications of Pre-and Perinatal Psychotherapy and Trauma
Resolution 1989 - 1992
• Violet Oaklander Child Therapy Training 1990 -1992
• Stanislav Grof Transpersonal Psychology Training 1990
• Virginia Satir Family Therapy Training 1987 -1989
• Milton Erickson Hypnotherapy Training 1979 -1982

Founding Clinical Director

Center for ReUniting Families

In patient treatment facility for at-risk youth.

Founding Director

Entelechy Institute

Personal Growth
workshops for adults healing early trauma

Family Therapist License Number MFC27192

California Marriage


Adjunct faculty, mentor

Sierra University

M.A. and PhD mentor

International College

Founding Academic Dean

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Jean Houston Sacred Psychology


and 1979 - 1982


Qualifications & Certifications

Central High School, Jackson, MS

Educational Administration, Counselor Education

University Florida


University of Florida


University of Florida

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