Vincentia Schroeter PhD, LMFT, CBT

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I retired from private practice in April, 2017 and am enjoying supervising other therapists, making art and writing a book and blog on communication.
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Vincentia Schroeter practiced psychotherapy at The Center for Self-Discovery in Escondido. After graduating with a Masters in Psychology from The University of San Francisco, she became a licensed psychotherapist in 1975 and began working in the addictions field and with autistic children in a residential setting. Moving to San Diego in the 1980’s she joined the faculty of the San Diego Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (now SCIBA), and began a private practice where she enjoys working with individuals of all ages, as well as couples, families and individual children.

Besides counseling, Vincentia enjoys teaching and writing and giving seminars. She wrote a chapter based on her research on bonding between mothers and infants, in a book called, Babies and Bioenergetics. Vincentia also wrote a chapter on grief in a book called, Body Psychotherapy in Progressive and Chronic Disorders. She has served on the editing board of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis journal, as Chief Editor in 2008-2018 and has published papers on bioenergetics in relation to various subjects, such as updating personality types, grief, integrative regulation therapy and polyvagal theory. With Barbara Thomson she co-wrote the Bioenergetic technique book, Bend Into Shape, which is available in English or Spanish. It can be ordered in the USA or Canada in English at  It can be ordered in hardcopy or digital copy in Europe, South America, Russia and Asia in English or Spanish at  You can find Vin's blog at

Accepting new clients:  No

Avg Cost (per session): $100. supervision
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Insurance: No

  • Supervision on: depression, anxiety, infertility, adoption, grief, trauma
  • Populations for supervision: Couples, children, families, individuals.
Certified Bioenergetic Therapist
  • Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA)