Brian Winkler, PhD, Psychologist in Mountain View
For over 28 years, I have specialized in working with individuals and couples who are looking for a deep, transformative experience in therapy that resolves core issues and not just symptoms. I help my clients heal life long emotional wounds and change deep seated negative patterns, facilitating a greater capacity for intimacy, joy, inner peace, and confidence. I draw upon several approaches including EMDR for the resolution of past trauma, psychodynamic (childhood issues), Couples Systems, Jungian dream analysis, meditative practices, and somatic focused therapy
My style is warm, compassionate, and interactive. I won't just sit and listen. I will give you helpful, direct and honest feedback, be your guide through difficult emotional issues, help you listen to your own innate wisdom, and teach you skills that you can use throughout your life.
What makes my work unique compared to many other therapists is that I do not take a striclty cognitive approach. Just talking about issues and understanding them better, although helpful, does not necessarily change them. I will help you resolve the core, subconscious patterns and causes of your problems.
Call or Email Brian Winkler for a free phone consultation now - (650) 306-8188


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License No. and State: PSY 16843 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network PPO Insurance
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety


  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex PTSD
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017
Brian Winkler, PhD, Psychologist in Mountain View

Brian Winkler

Psychologist, PhD