Sam holds an MA in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness, which sparked his deep and abiding interest in Jungian, archetypal and transpersonal perspectives on psychology, as well as the historical impact of psychedelics in the field of psychology and across the broader culture. His own experiences in Jungian analysis since that time have deepened his approach to working with dreams and imagination as a gateway to healing and development, which he has carried further in his work at the Dream Institute of Northern California. He is currently pursuing my PhD in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where his interests have been further informed by existential, postcolonial and liberation psychology.
Sam believes that the reasons leading each one of us to begin therapeutic work are as unique and complex as we are individually, and that therapy can be a sacred container where the gentle tending of our wounds and challenges gradually begins to serve our healing, growth, and transformation. He warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds and identities, with the awareness that our contexts and backgrounds inform our lived experience and the unique pathway to our healing. He also readily invites the inclusion of dreams, creative expressions, and integration of experiences in non-ordinary states of consciousness into the therapeutic process.