Richard is a personal mythologist, archetypal astrologer, and psycho-spiritual counselor. He established Soul Mentor, his Oakland-based counseling and teaching practice, in 2000. His training includes a doctorate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in depth psychology and world sacred traditions from Pacifica Graduate Institute, home of the Joseph Campbell Library and Archive. Helping people explore and appreciate the mythic and archetypal dimension of their life stories, his work combines the wisdom of ancient mythological traditions with contemporary approaches evolved by modern depth psychologists. With a focus on facilitating and integrating both psychological development and spiritual evolution, Dr. Stromer also employs archetypal astrology as a powerful tool for self-exploration.