From Artist to Therapist…

For over 25 years, I worked as a graphic designer and loved creating beauty and concepts that promoted a variety of businesses. Throughout that very fun career, I enjoyed helping through volunteer work, but I longed to do more to help people better their lives. I had always dreamed of being a therapist, so in midlife, I decided to make a major career change.

I began this transition by getting a master’s in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica, which led me through a personal transformation that gave me the tools to navigate the most stressful life experiences. Then, I attended the University of La Verne, graduating with a master’s in educational counseling with an emphasis on school and family-based counseling. I am currently enrolled in a doctorate program in integral psychology at the California Institute for Human Science, which I expect to complete by 2025. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in California (LPCC #13456).

My areas of therapeutic specialty are specifically chosen based on personal experience and the difficulties I had when seeking my own support. Working with a therapist who truly understands your perspective provides a powerful resource for creative solutions. I use a strength-based approach in all my work so we can build on a foundation of what is working right and change areas where you want to see improvement.

I enjoy taking a collaborative, psychodynamic approach to mental health.


If we believe there is learning and purpose in all experiences, we have begun the process of using life as a way to grow and expand. One of the fundamental principles I use in practice is looking at the lessons and blessings within each experience. Learning to self-analyze is a crucial step to helping uncover the belief systems that keep us trapped in unwanted life patterns. Through a gradual process of collaboration, homework, and shifting behavior, you will see great change inside and out.

A learning orientation to life is the first step towards transformation.



I use a holistic approach in counseling sessions, addressing the needs of body, mind, and spirit. My experience as a therapist, school counselor, advocate, artist, author, parent, and business coach allows me to bring a unique perspective to each session. I believe strongly in the power of the unconscious to guide our decisions, but I do not believe in spending a long time dwelling in the past. I utilize psychodynamic, solution-focused, somatic, acceptance & commitment, and cognitive behavioral approaches.

Together, we will create small steps towards big changes.


Credentials & Education


  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #13456
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist
  • Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Counseling
  • Certified Mindfulness Practitioner
  • Safe & Sound Protocol Certified Practitioner
  • The Listening Program Certified Practitioner
  • Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
  • Irlen Syndrome Certified Screener
  • Structures of Intellect (SOI) Certified Assessor
  • Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®) Certified Assessor
  • Neurodevelopmental Movement Training Dec 2022


  • In Progress:
    Doctorate in Integral Psychology 
    California Institute for Human Science
    Expected graduation: June 2025
  • Masters in Educational Counseling
    University of La Verne
    Concentration in school & family counseling 
  • Masters in Spiritual Psychology
    University of Santa Monica
  • Bachelor of Architecture
    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


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Refocusing the View: Considering Disability through a Social Justice Lens
CAPED Conference, October 2021
CUNY Accessibility Conference, April 2021

9 Skills Required for College Success
WESTOP Conference 2021, March 2021

Disability Services & Student Veterans: Building Bridges to Success
Student Veterans of America, NatCon, January 2020

Supporting Students with Social Communication Deficits Training
CSUCI Counseling & Psychological Services, January 2020
CSUCI Learning Resource and STEM Tutors, February 2020
CSUCI Staff Training through HR, March 2021
CAPED Conference, October 2021

Disability Support for Veterans Transferring to 4-year College
Veteran Affairs Transfer Day, April 2020, November 2020, April 2021

Transition to College Panel Discussion
SELPA Ventura County Transition Fair, October 2019

K-12 to College Transition for Special Ed Students
Ventura County School Counselor Breakfast (October 2019 and 2020)

Calming the Hyper Child Workshop
Ojai Library for Special Mom Advocate, February 2018

Program Development

  • Self-advocacy for Special Ed Students online training
  • Suicide Assessment and Response Procedures
  • Community College Transition Coalition program
  • Supporting Students with Social Communication Deficits training
  • Virtual School Survival Skills workshop series
    • Optimize Your Study Space
    • Minimize Distractions, Maximize Studying
    • Easy Strategies to Get Organized!
    • Tips to Maximize Homework Efficiency
    • How to Access Virtual Tutoring
    • Proven Study Tactics for Exams
    • Create & Manage a Virtual Study Group
    • Get a Grip on Test Anxiety
    • Coping With Zoom Fatigue
    • Prepping for Spring 2021
    • Put a STOP to Procrastination
    • Strategies for Writing Papers
    • Use Tech to Be More Efficient
    • Tips to Prep for Final Exams
    • Mindfulness for Final Exams


Social Anxiety
Neurodivergent Living
Midlife Transitions
Individuals with Chronic Illness
Support for Caregivers


Bonnie Landau Weed, LPCC, PPS

LPCC #13456


Bonnie Landau Weed, LPCC is verified by Psychology Today. Therapist in Ventura and Santa Barbara.

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