David Richo
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David Richo

David Richo, PhD, is a therapist and author who leads popular workshops on personal and spiritual growth.

He received his BA in psychology from Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, in 1962, his MA in counseling psychology from Fairfield University in 1969, and his PhD in clinical psychology from Sierra University in 1984. Since 1976, Richo has been a licensed marriage, family, and child counselor in California. In addition to practicing psychotherapy, Richo teaches courses at Santa Barbara City College and the University of California Berkeley at Berkeley, and has taught at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. He is a clinical supervisor for the Community Counseling Center in Santa Barbara, California.

Known for drawing on Buddhism, poetry, and Jungian perspectives in his work, Richo is the author of How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving and The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find in Embracing Them. He has also written When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships, Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power and Creativity of Your Dark Side, The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know, and Being True to Life: Poetic Paths to Personal Growth.

Richo lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco.

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    • How to Be an Adult in Relationships

    • The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: David Richo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In this audiobook, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships - one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE most important thing I’ve listened to as an adult.

    • By Tyrus Smalley on 11-08-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • When the Past Is Present

    • Healing the Emotional Wounds That Sabotage our Relationships
    • By: David Richo PhD
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ramble fest

    • By Kephra on 12-23-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Daring to Trust

    • Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Daring to Trust offers key insights and practical exercises for exploring and addressing our trust issues in relationships....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Useful, seriously useful

    • By Andrew Dawkins on 08-25-15
    • Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 12-09-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 117 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Be an Adult in Love

    • Letting Love in Safely and Showing It Recklessly
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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    In this audiobook, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships - one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The hardcopy version would be better

    • By RH on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Five Things We Cannot Change....

    • And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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    In this provocative and inspiring audiobook, David Richo distills 30 years of experience as a therapist to explain the underlying roots of unhappiness....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good platform, but goes awry

    • By Mr. Barker on 01-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Making Love Last

    • How to Sustain Intimacy and Nurture Genuine Connection
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: David Richo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Here, therapist David Richo shows us how to use mindfulness to better understand ourselves and our partners....

    • How to Sustain Intimacy and Nurture Genuine Connection
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: David Richo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 03-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $14.00

    • You Are Not What You Think

    • The Egoless Path to Self-Esteem and Generous Love
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    You and your ego: how to develop a healthy sense of self without becoming an egotist - and how to see through that sense of self for the happiness of yourself and others....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Embracing the Shadow

    • Discovering the Hidden Riches in Our Relationships
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: David Richo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Our "shadow" side comes to the surface in relationships more than anywhere else....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great combination of buddhism and psychology

    • By Meryl Danciger on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Power of Grace

    • Recognizing Unexpected Gifts on Our Path
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Dave provides teachings and helpful practices that show us how to open our eyes to the sources of grace everywhere and in everyone....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting subject - in depth

    • By Hilary Hart on 04-13-19
    • Recognizing Unexpected Gifts on Our Path
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 06-24-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

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