Dr. George Kraus

Dr. George Kraus


Areas of Focus
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Trauma/PTSD
Gender: Male

License No. and State:

License No. State
PSY 24617 California

Professional Statement

I have been a psychologist for 35 years and practice what I call Dynamic Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy. In my practice. I have incorporated all the traditional models of psychotherapy that can aid in fostering self-learning, self-healing, and self-development--psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, family systems, Gestalt, encounter, and other theoretical perspectives--but I also employ a somatic approach to the work, where particular emphasis is placed on how what we experience physically in our body can guide us in revolutionary new ways on our path to greater wholeness.

Difficult experiences, especially traumatic ones, are not simply stored as thoughts or emotions but as somatic, implicit, and procedural memories -- often labeled "body memories." In fact, the latest thinking in neuroscience is that what we have been calling "the unconscious" -- that is, all the thoughts, emotions and past experiences that we unknowingly keep out of our immediate awareness -- is actually a composite of these memories stored physical traces in our body.

Somatic approaches to psychotherapy emphasize how our "felt sense" of what's happening physically on the inside -- e.g., our posture, our physical impulses that spark movement, our muscle tension, bracing, respiration and heart rate, hot or cold feelings, digestive processes, and balance -- all can inform us about our unexamined or under-examined feelings and guide us in recovery from trauma, depression, and other disruptive states.

***** Please Note *****
I am currently on several insurance panels, but I am not taking on new clients from them. If you are insured by Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Medicare, GEHA, MHN, or Humana I am sorry, but I will not be able to bill your insurance.


Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology, University of Cincinnati
Ph.D. in Psychology, Syracuse University
Masters in Social Psychology, Syracuse University
Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois

Dr. Kraus is in private practice in Pleasant Hill, California. He was twice named Professor of the Year at Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology and had also served on the graduate faculty of the Department of Clinical Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. He is the author of "At Wit's End: Plain Talk on Alzheimer's for Families and Clinicians" (2nd Edition), and the co-author of "A View from the Cosmic Mirror: Reflections of the Self in Everyday Life."

  • Licensed Psychologist - California State Board of Psychology
  • Board Certified in Clinical Psychology - American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Certificate of Professional Qualification - Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
  • Board Certified in Group Psychotherapy - National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists

Prices & Payments

Service Price Duration
Psychotherapy $250 55 minutes