At Conscious Chimera, you will find solutions for soulful living.

Whether it’s a workshop, product, or personalized service, I’m here for you.

For online individual counseling services, hypnotherapy,

yoga nidra, and conscious dreamwork, click here.

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To learn more about me, see my bio below.


Kimberly R. Mascaro wears many hats in addition to her role as a spiritually-oriented somatic psychologist. Dr. Mascaro has worked in the fields of mental/behavioral health (having supervised outpatient clinics and therapeutic programs), as well as higher education for over 20 years. She holds a license to practice psychotherapy in the state of California. Her primary focus is on women’s issues – particularly navigating life’s BIG transitions, as well as healing trauma, anxiety, depression, supporting pregnancy/postpartum, enhancing spirituality & meditation, moving beyond grief/loss, as well as recovery from substance abuse. Dr. Mascaro is known for her warm, relational approach and holistic, eclectic therapeutic style, integrating traditional talk therapies with art, dreamwork, hypnotherapy, various approaches to meditation including yoga nidra, and somatic wisdom. img_1772Additionally, she has experience serving those with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD and ASD. As for research and writing, Dr. Mascaro’s most recent publication is Extraordinary Dreams (2018), published by McFarland. Her research on dreams has been presented and published in the USA and Europe. She earned a PhD in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and a MS in counseling psychology from Dominican University. In addition, she is a long-time artist and craftswoman, with a BA in Fine Art, having received awards for her work in California. Her passion for painting her dreams and crafting altars/shrines is grand! She is considered a mystic having been a student of the Western Mystery Traditions for almost half of her life, in addition to decades immersed in martial arts, yoga, and dance. Dr. Mascaro serves on the Board of Directors for both the Sierra Foothills chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD).  She is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Mascaro was faculty associate at Arizona State University for 11 years instructing a variety of psychology courses. Born and raised in Northern California, she is passionate about the ‘inner work’ and the art of personal transformation.

About Conscious Chimera –

Conscious Chimera: Awakening Through Non-ordinary States of Consciousness was a blog birthed in January 2016 with its first post shared with the public on Valentine’s Day, or Lupercalia, 2016. Conscious Chimera, the blog, is about psychology and consciousness, such as , but not limited to, dreams and dreamwork, lucid/conscious dreaming, shamanic journeying, dream yoga, out-of-body experiences, hypnosis, yoga nidra/sleep yoga, mindfulness, meditation, psi phenomena, creativity, spirituality, women’s traditional ways, and near death experiences.

Disclaimer: The contents of Conscious Chimera, including all writings (articles, journal entries, personal stories, research findings, etc.) and artwork (photographs, drawings, paintings, etc.) are the intellectual property of Dr. Kimberly R. Mascaro. Written permission is required before redistribution.

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  1. I am Sophia working as a Webinar Organizer for “Webinar on Psychiatry and Mental Health” on August 10, 2020. I would like to invite you as an Speaker/Delegate at our esteemed event. Please let us know your availability on those dates, so I will be glad to provide you with further details.

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    1. Hi Sophia, I have availability that week in August. Please tell me a little more about what you would like from me. Is there a number I can call to reach you?
      Looking forward to hearing details,


    1. Yes. I’m doing telehealth at the moment mostly. But I have offices in Auburn & Nevada City, CA.
      I take payment by credit card.
      If you’d like to talk tomorrow (free 20 minute consultation), I’ll just need your number.


  2. Hi Kim, i am following the dreaming summit you are organizing this week – and i come here to thank you for these conferences – this is awesome to listen to all these specialists on dreams coming fom different spaths of life talking about what they know best. i am learning a lot! 🙂 you have all my gratitude

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  3. Hi Kim! I’ve been following the Dreamwork Summit and I wanted to tell you that you ask very good questions. I appreciate the work you’re doing 🙏. Thank you.

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  4. Dear Kim, I am so enjoying the Dream Summit through the Shift Network. I just wanted to compliment you on your interviewing skills. You have very good questions. But what I really admire is your way of making people feel at ease and your enthusiasm. I think that has brought out the best in the people you interview.

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  5. Kimberly, you did a masterful job with the dream conference. i suspect some presenters were easier than others for you to interact with but you managed even those few with great alacrity. Thanks for sharing your gift with us.

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  6. Miss Mascaro, you did a great job co-ordinating / leading the Dreamwork Summit. I’m very new at thinking about dreams and appreciate your making all this information available. Best regards.

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