Robert McGarey

Founder, Executive Director

Robert McGarey, M.A.

Robert McGarey, M.A., has over twenty-five years of experience in guiding Personal Growth Sessions and presenting workshops for personal and professional development. He is on the Board of Directors of the national Association for Humanistic Psychology. He has been a featured speaker at numerous local and national conferences, and over the years has presented over 500 workshops. He has extensive experience and training in a variety of psychological techniques that promote physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

Both of Bob's parents are holistic M.D.'s, and have been pioneers in the field for about fifty years. They have authored dozens of books and articles on holistic medicine, and are nationally and internationally in demand as speakers on the subject. Growing up in this atmosphere, he developed a deep appreciation for the importance of nurturing the whole person -- mind, body and spirit. Bob's mother, Dr. Gladys McGarey, is generally recognized as the Mother of Holistic Medicine, and she founded the Foundation for Living Medicine in 1989.

Bob graduated from New College of Florida in 1974, where his area of concentration was "Transpersonal Psychology and Religion." He received outstanding training in facilitating personal growth groups at Sentheon in his home town of Phoenix, Arizona from 1975 - 1977. After that, he received an accredited Master of Arts degree in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology from Johnston College in 1978. In 1986 he founded The Human Potential Center (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization), and has served as its Director since that time.

Photo by Lauren Slusher