Ojai, CA| Psychotherapist, Spiritualist, Activist, Wellness educator, Writer
Kasey Hendriks Crown, MA, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, spiritualist, activist, wellness educator, and writer. Her work challenges old mental health paradigms and suggests instead that true well-being lies in our ability to balance scientific and spiritual perspectives. For more than a decade, she has served as a facilitator of the healing process for adult individuals, couples and groups, working to upend trauma, transform emotional injury, repair relationship and unlock vital wisdom to connect people with who they truly are. Kasey’s intuitive, compassionate, balanced and boundaried approach to healing has attracted the attention of some the countries most influential voices and leaders across various disciplines. She is frequently contacted to consult in individual, group and organizational crisis situations and to provide support and resources for those faced with sudden loss and grief.
Kasey holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of San Diego and a master’s degree in spiritual and counseling psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She completed a multiyear advanced clinical training in relational studies, culturally competent trauma-informed care and harm reduction; and is currently completing training with the Multi-disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Kasey is a California licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice, clinical supervisor, consultant and trauma educator. She is founder of Kasey Crown Wellness, an education platform and consultancy that conducts custom mindfulness-based trauma healing workshops for small groups and organizations and is co-founder of WellSoul Workshops. Her work draws from the Interpersonal Neurobiology framework and is further influenced by various disciplines and theoretical orientations including psychodynamic psychotherapy; somatic psychology; internal family systems; relational gestalt; humanistic, cognitive and behavioral therapies; energy medicine and contemplative wisdom. She lives in southern California with her husband and three daughters.
Description of Inquiry:
Drawing upon research from the fields of Interpersonal Neurobiology, Integrative and Spiritual Psychology, Psychedelic Science, Energy Medicine and Traditional Wisdom, I will work throughout the fellowship to develop a robust, context flexible, bio-psycho-social-eco-spiritual and experiential individual and collective trauma healing curriculum. I will offer virtual classes and workshops through the Garrison Institute to enhance the development of a uniquely creative and evolutionary healing framework, write blog posts, host public conversations, podcast episodes and outline a book proposal within the context of the fellowship.
Working from the vantage point of a clinician that values science and spirit in equal measure, my inquiry will include unearthing and understanding barriers to healing within the current socio-political landscape; the role of polarization and whether it is a necessary prelude to healthy integration and an embodied awareness of our interconnection; the role of justice in the healing of trauma; and the role of spirituality and/or mystical experience in the healing of trauma. By illuminating the inevitability of individual and collective trauma along with the various spiritual, relational and psychological tools available to us for transformation, I aim to inspire and foster creativity, curiosity, compassion, awareness, courage, action and resilience for the purposes of human growth, harmony and cooperation.