Michael Stroud


Michael Stroud is an InsightLA mindfulness teacher, a psychotherapist and a clinician at UCLA. He is authorized to teach Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through UCSD Medical School and trained to teach Mindful Self-Compassion. At UCLA, he helps run the Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program, which treats patients with both addictions and underlying mental health conditions.

Michael has been meditating since the 1976 and has trained in TM, Zen, Ch’an and Jewish meditation. He has studied with Trudy Goodman, founder and guiding teacher at InsightLA, since 2004. Previously an entrepreneur and a journalist, Michael also sees private patients in West LA and by Zoom.