Steve Bearman, PhD

Lead Facilitator, Founder and Co-Owner, Interchange Counseling Institute
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Steve Bearman, PhD is the founder of the Interchange Counseling Institute, and a counselor, social justice educator, and workshop leader residing in San Francisco. He earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he also received an MS in Social Psychology. He has published articles on internalized sexism, male sexual conditioning, mentoring, and the philosophy of psychology. He received his BA in Individual Transformation and Social Change from Hampshire College.

Steve has been teaching in the Bay Area and throughout the country for the last 20 years. In addition to teaching counseling skills classes, he has led workshops in the areas of community building, relationships, ending jealousy, overcoming anxiety, gender role conditioning, healing body shame, death and grieving, spiritual practice, and group facilitation. He was a teacher for the Re-evaluation Counseling Community and was counseling faculty at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, where he trained support group leaders and peer counselors, led men’s groups, and taught classes in ending suffering and holistic sexuality, and at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where he taught counseling skills to health coaches.…

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Margo Brockman

Business Training Facilitator and Co-Owner, Interchange Counseling Institute

Margo Brockman is the Head of Admissions and Co-Owner of Interchange Counseling Institute.

Since joining as the co-Owner of Interchange, Margo has grown Interchange’s flagship, year-long program from 20 students to 160 students and significantly enhanced the offerings available to participants. She helps bring Interchange’s message, trainings and tools to tens of thousands of people each year, through in-person workshops as well as free, video trainings.

As the operating partner for Interchange, Margo oversees Marketing, Business Development, Product Innovation, Finance and Administration. She also created and leads The Business of Transformation, Interchange’s business and marketing training for aspiring coaches, counselors and workshop leaders. Margo brings over a decade of intense personal growth work, and spiritual practice into her counseling relationships and leadership style.

Prior to Interchange, Margo was a Marketing Executive for high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. She was the head of Business Development for FareChase, the first real-time search engine for Travel, which was successfully acquired by Yahoo! in 2004, and the VP of Marketing for VideoSurf, the first computer vision search engine for video, which was successfully acquired by Microsoft in 2011.

As a two-time graduate of Interchange, she left the high-tech world to follow her dream of making it possible for more people to have access to the kind of transformation, healing and community that she found through the program.…

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