Richard is a pioneer in practicing and teaching psychotherapy as a modern spiritual path. Born and raised in Manhattan, he is married to Bonney Gulino Schaub, and is a father and grandfather. Co-author of The End of Fear: A Spiritual Path for Realists, Dante's Path: A Practical Guide to Inner Wisdom, and Healing Addictions: The Vulnerability Model of Recovery, he trains health professionals internationally in the therapeutic applications of meditation and imagery. His work has been recommended by sources as diverse as Oprah's O Magazine and Larry Dossey, M.D., the pioneer of integrative medicine. He sees that reducing suffering and increasing inner peace is the evolutionary purpose of everyone's life in whatever creative ways they express this purpose.