Santa Barbara & Bevelry Hills, California
Doctor of Depth Psychology
“The goal of our work together is for you to know that you can meet anything…. You need not be afraid of yourself; you need not be afraid of your life.”
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Dr. KD Farris
My roots as a therapist, healer, and bodyworker have seeded over the past thirty years, bringing substance and depth to my one-on-one sessions with couples and individuals, as well as to the workshops and speaking engagements I tour across the country.
I am currently touring a workshop series dedicated to people in transition—be the transitions natural stages of life, sudden or unexpected changes, by choice or thrust upon us. This aspect of our lives is also known as “liminal space.” While I have always specialized in working with people in transition, it is only recently that I have begun speaking and teaching on the subject of liminality.
I am also the creator of MESHE, HESHE, MISON & ORBIT, a body of work best described as “an artistic soulful journey into the interweaving relationship of self, life and other” that is our experience of being alive. In 2000, I authored a book that wraps these principles into a spiritual coming-of-age story. I have been writing and teaching on this subject since 1985.
For nearly thirty years I have maintained a private practice, which has grown and evolved over time but has always consisted of process-oriented consciousness work—a means by which to enter safely and deeply into the inner landscape of the psyche for positive and real world change. My results-oriented approach to psychology is derived from the commitment to a conscious process and the intrapsychic relationship one can access when choosing to turn toward—and look at—oneself.
I have a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute of Santa Barbara, California. My emphasis of study was in Jungian Psychology and Liberation Psychology. I have also studied closely with a dharma teacher since 1994.
Since 2001 I have written a column entitled Being Present for award winning online magazine SoulfulLiving.com.
I am also a contributing developer and co-lead facilitator of the workshop series Archetypes of the Feminine & Masculine.
Articles and Videos
- Renewal of the Feminineviews: 4793
by Dr. KD Farris: Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, saw peace as a dove whose right wing was the masculine and left wing was the feminine. “Without both wings,” he said, “the dove of peace cannot fly.”In this way, [...]
- LIMINAL SPACEviews: 6270
by Dr. Kd Farris: In 1906, anthropologist Arnold van Gennep writes about his cross-cultural observation of tribal rituals, which he calls rites de passage, noting that they consistently contain three distinct stages: separation, limen (liminality), and aggregation. In other words, they always [...]