Kimberly R. Mascaro wears many hats, in addition to her role as a somatic and transpersonal psychologist. Dr. Mascaro has worked in the fields of mental/behavioral health (having supervised outpatient clinics and therapeutic programs), and higher education 20 years. She holds a license to practice psychotherapy in the state of California. Dr. Mascaro’s primary focus is on women’s issues – in particular, trauma, anxiety, depression, pregnancy/postpartum, spirituality, and grief/loss, as well as recovery from substance abuse. She is known for her warm, relational approach and holistic, eclectic therapeutic style, integrating traditional talk therapies with art, dreamwork, hypnotherapy, and the soma. img_1772Additionally, Dr. Mascaro has experience serving those with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD and ASD. 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! As for her research and writing, her most recent publication is Extraordinary Dreams (2018), published by McFarland. Dr. Mascaro serves on the Board of Directors for 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 the past 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 birthed in January 2016 with its first post shared with the public on Valentine’s Day, or Lupercalia, 2016. Conscious Chimera is about psychology and consciousness, such as , but not limited to dreams and dreamwork, lucid dreaming, dream yoga, out-of-body experiences, hypnosis, yoga nidra/sleep yoga, mindfulness, meditation, psi phenomena, creativity, spirituality, 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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