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Karalee Hayes earned her graduate degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. She is currently employed in a small group private practice, Inner work with Paul Chirumbolo, located in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles, California. She provides counseling for individuals, couples, families and teens, and conducts small community workshops regarding dream work; aiming to form a deeper connection to one’s instincts and intuition.
While at Pacifica, Karalee was educated in imaginal and archetypal psychology and the Jungian tradition. She received instruction from pioneers in the depth field including James Hillman, Maryanne Woodman and Christine Downing. Karalee wrote and published her thesis (in the academic data base ProQuest), which explored shamanic dream healing and the principles of psychotherapy. The aim of the study was to create a form of therapy that would empower future clients to access their natural intuitive nature and wisdom, making way for one’s ability to actualize authenticity, self-agency and gain clarity around one’s purpose/calling.
As part of her graduate studies, Karalee worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee, providing psychotherapy to adolescent girls and their families. She conducted weekly court mandated psycho-educational counseling sessions with men and women who batter, as well as adult sex offenders and juveniles struggling with anger management and incarceration.
In addition to her formal education, Karalee participated in five years of intense and on-going Inner Dream Work training with Paul Chirumbolo. Author of “The Dream Work Series”, Chirumbolo has been exploring eastern and western psycho-spiritual traditions for the past 30 years. He has offered workshops at such centers as Esalen in Big Sur and The Omega Institute in New York.
Karalee’s history of creating community workshops and retreats began in 1998 when she became a founding member of The Silver Circle Center for Arts and Awareness [SCCAA]. The SCCAA provided free community circles and workshops in New Bedford, MA and received grant funding from the United Way. In 2002, Karalee co-founded Sisters Walking in Faith Together [SWIFT], a collection of faith-based and self-directed women’s circles. With upwards of fifty participants meeting in five circles, SWIFT was designed to empower women in their spiritual autonomy while enjoying and gaining support through female fellowship.
For nearly ten years, Karalee has been involved with the Venice, CA-based non-profit, A Window Between Worlds [AWBW]. AWBW utilizes art as a healing tool for women and children living in domestic violence shelters across the country. Karalee provided hands-on support with AWBW’s effort to raise funds in conjunction with V-DAY, Eve Ensler’s global movement to end violence against girls and women. She also assisted in the training of workshop facilitators in both the women’s and children’s programs. Most recently, she accepted a grant for the organization at the 2011 Abbot Kinney Festival.
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|Licenses & Certifications||Karalee holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. She is currently registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Intern # 68932 and is qualified by the board to provide psychotherapy while under the tutelage of a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Paul Chirumbilo M.A., MFT License # 42253.|
|Years In Practice||1|
|Number Of Staff||4|
|Insurance & Payments Accepted||Most major insurances accepted as an out of network provider, Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted and there is a sliding scale based on household income available to the uninsured.|