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Michael Hoffman Michael Hoffman

Psychotherapist / Author | Life After Rehab


Life After Rehab: How to Stay Sober in the Outside World



Michael Hoffman practices as a psychotherapist and author. His writing and counseling, based on the depth psychology teachings of Dr. Carl Jung and Siddhartha Gautama Buddha teach the emotional and spiritual freedoms everyone deserves. His talks, articles and doctoral papers discuss mythology, archetypal psychology, mindfulness meditation and recovery from substance abuse and other obsessive disorders. He holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and Master's Level Registered Addiction Specialist license from the Breining Institute. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and earned a B.A. in English Literature and Secondary Education from the University of California at Santa Barbara. As Director of Corporate Communications for Life Fitness, Inc., he orchestrated the introduction of computerized fitness equipment to the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. He won the NFL Licensee of the Year Award in 1989 and earned the Public Relations Society of America's Protos Award for Excellence in Trade Journalism. Hoffman is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the Breining Institute College for Advanced Study of Addictive Disorders.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health and Wellness

Health Care - Providers


Areas of Expertise (3)

Mindfulness Meditation

Substance Abuse Recovery

Midlife Psychotherapy

Accomplishments (2)

PRSA Protos Award (professional)

Won Public Relations Society of America Protos Award for Excellence in Trade Journalism

L.A. Ad Club "Lulu" (professional)

Won L.A. Advertising Club "Lulu" Award for Best Public Relations Campaign (Lobbied Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger to halt killing of native wild goat populations on San Clemente Island)

Education (4)

Breining Institute College for Advanced Study of Addictive Disorders: Dr. AD, Doctor of Addictive Disorders (Dr. AD) 2011

I will receive Dr.AD in June, 2012

U. of Missouri: B.A., Radio and TV Journalism 1968

Pacifica Graduate Institute: M.A., Counseling Psychology with Emphasis on Depth Psychology 2006

U.C. Santa Barbara: B.A. / CA State Teaching Credential, English / Secondary Education 1974

Affiliations (6)

  • American Foundation for Prevention of Suicide
  • Independent Writers of Southern California
  • Toastmasters International
  • Philemon Society
  • American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Buddhist Recovery Network


  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader


2500 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee