About

Riyaz Motan, MFTI feel incredibly fortunate to have discovered my calling in life; being able to help others in this way is a sacred practice for me. I have been in private practice for 20 years and enjoy working with a variety of people and issues.

Beyond my work, I have a full and well-rounded life.  I live in Marin County with my wife and teenage son.  In my spare time, you will find me hiking and biking on the beautiful trails and roads of Marin.

I am also deeply committed to the journey of awakening and to discovering and expressing what it means to be fully alive and free.

Clinical Approach

My clinical approach is a psycho-spiritual one — an integration of Western psychology with Eastern wisdom. I practice and teach a nondual approach to psychotherapy: a blend of experiential psychotherapy techniques with meditative inquiry.  

I have a passion for introducing and cultivating this integrated approach with therapists, interns, and students. I am an adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where I’ve taught courses in The Art of Listening, and Clinical Relationship, and I have also been a trainer and a presenter at various counseling centers and conferences.

I also offer private events and trainings in-person and online. (Please see the Events page for upcoming events.)