At Conscious Chimera, you will find solutions for soulful living.
Whether it’s a workshop, personalized service, or retreat, I’m here for you.
To learn more about me, see my bio below.
MAY YOUR DREAMS BE YOUR MEDICINE
Kimberly R. Mascaro, PhD, LMFT wears many hats in addition to her role as a somatic and spiritually-oriented clinician. 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, blending Western and Eastern science for mental health and wellbeing. Her doctoral training taught her to always include the body – not just the mind – when it comes to healing and wholeness. Dr. Mascaro’s primary focus is on women’s issues – particularly navigating life’s BIG transitions, chronic illnesses, as well as healing trauma, anxiety, depression, enhancing spirituality & meditation, moving beyond grief/loss, as well as recovery from substance abuse. She is known for her warm, relational, trauma-informed approach and holistic, eclectic therapeutic style, integrating traditional talk therapies with art, dreamwork, hypnotherapy, various approaches to meditation (including yoga nidra), and somatic wisdom. Additionally, she has experience serving neurodivergent individuals – those with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD and ASD – with advanced training and practice in those areas. As for research and writing, Dr. Mascaro’s most recent publication is Dream Medicine (2021) followed by 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 (with a somatic psychology concentration) 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 a longtime student of both Eastern and Western Mystery Traditions, with decades immersed in martial arts, meditation, yoga, and dance. Dr. Mascaro currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and as Ethics Committee Co-chair. Past Board of Director activity includes the Sierra Foothills chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). She is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Mascaro is faculty associate at Arizona State University (12+ 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. All contents of this website are psychological in nature, and are not a substitution for medical advice. For medical advice or concerns, contact your physician.