Payton Tontz, MFT, Ph.D.

Who am I?

Dr. Payton Tontz is an integrative psychotherapist, scholar, teacher and healer.  Experiencing a spontaneous and direct awakening at the age of 19, she was charged with the task of bringing together Western psychology and Eastern wisdom teachings on nature of the self and the process of spiritual awakening.  A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Arizona, she completed her M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology and Ph.D. in East West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

She is the originator of New Paradigm Psychology, a discipline which draws from the fields of Western depth psychology, Advaita Vedanta, neuroscience, neurobiology and quantum field theory with the goal of self-mastery through self-knowledge, psychological healing and liberation from all forms of conditioning.

On the academic and professional front

I graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies. I went on to complete an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in East West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. I was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California in 2008 and have worked as an integrative psychotherapist in clinical practice since then.

In my career I have worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist in many different clinical settings with a variety of client populations and clinical protocols, however for the past 13 years my work has mostly focused on long-term depth oriented psychotherapy and working with many clients who have experienced various kinds of developmental trauma among many other presenting issues or life challenges.

I would love to connect with you to answer any questions, schedule a consultation, or collaborate on a project together.  Please feel free to reach out!”