Counseling

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Welcome,

As a Jungian analyst, I support people in achieving “individuation” through dream work, psycho-spirituality, neuroscience and somatic (the body) practices. Carl Jung defined individuation as a pathway to wholeness and discovering one’s true, inner self. Individuation entails being congruent, authentic and more in harmony with all of life.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Relationships: Couple’s Counseling, Intimate Partnerships and Family Issues, Healthy Boundaries, Authentic Communication, Trust and Intimacy, Sexuality, Radical Honesty, Differentiation.
  • Women’s Issues: Significant Life Changes, Life Purpose, Self-Care, Authentic Empowerment.
  • Spirituality: Embracing the Shadow, Forgiveness, Daily Practice, Meditation, Grounding in Nature, Embodying the Ecological-Somatic Connection. (For more information, please read the section below titled “Spiritual Direction.”)
  • Trauma: Depression, Self-Sabotage, Addiction, Overcoming Fear and Anxiety.

Counseling is based on trust and safety. The environment I create is one that allows us, together, to address obstacles that may be limiting you so you may experience more wholeness, joy, self-love and fulfillment.provide support and guidance to individuals and couples. I possess a strong spiritual foundation and integrate a somatic (body) approach and dream work into my counseling. My areas of expertise include:

My background is in interfaith spirituality, Jungian dream analysis, transpersonal psychology, and somatic studies. I hold a Master’s Degree in Depth Psychology and am currently working on my doctoral degree at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Depth Psychology with an emphasis on Somatic Studies in Carpinteria, CA.

Video and Skype Appointments

I am available for Skype appointments for counseling or spiritual direction at a client’s request. Being a depth counselor and an intuitive, I was uncertain this form of communication would work at first. But after a number of sessions, I have found them to be quite effective. Because they allow for eye contact and access to the body language, this is a positive alternative to clients who live out of the area.

Fee: $85 for 60 minutes, $125 for 90 minutes, $170 for two hours. Please feel free to contact me at: lauravgrace22@gmail.com


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We are living in a rapidly changing world. Much of what we are now witnessing may feel unsettling. Not only are we faced with challenges in myriad areas of our own lives, i.e., relationships, health, finances and so forth, we are also confronted with threats to the environment and discovering ways to live on planet where climate shifts are forcing us to exist in a new and different manner.
Spiritual direction is a process of accompanying people on a spiritual journey and helping them grow closer to the sacred, the holy, or a higher power. Spiritual direction helps people learn how to live in peace, with compassion, and a connection to all things. It helps people replace fear and anxiety with love and serenity. If you interested in evolving your spiritual journey and seeking a deeper connection with your soul, you may be ready for some meaningful spiritual direction. My spiritual background: I am an active member of Spiritual Director’s International and have attended two seminary programs, The New Seminary and One Spirit Seminary in New York City and have been providing spiritual direction for twenty years.

If you have any questions or are interested in receiving counseling or spiritual direction, please contact me at: spiritualcircle@spiritualcircle.org

Some of the transformational benefits of combining depth psychology and spiritual and somatic counseling includes:

Liberating yourself from limiting patterns from the past
Cultivating the capacity to be authentic and transparent in sharing your feelings, needs and desires
Generating empowered relationships with your feelings and emotions so you can realize your greater capacity
Learning to trust your inner self as you discern, make difficult choices and set strong boundaries
Experiencing the joy of being radically alive and dynamically engaged in the co-creative process of life
Learning how to access the support and resources of Creation in all that you do and everywhere you go
Creating evolutionary partnerships that are based on truth, honesty and respect

What is Dream Based Counseling?

Private Sessions for Unlocking the Door to Your Night-Time Dreams

Private Sessions for Unlocking the Door to
Your Night-Time Dreams

Dreams cover the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your life. They emerge from the point of contact between spirit and matter, human and divine, male and female, ego and Self. Carl Jung calls this point of contact the soul.

Dreams are one of my greatest passions and I find deep satisfaction from showing you how to use your night-time dreams as a powerful tool. Dreams possess the capacity to help you in every area of your life: health, relationships, finances, career, creativity…the list goes on and on.

About Laura Grace…

Laura V Grace has taught over 150 programs on both “waking” and night-time dreams and published more than 200 articles on dreams including archetypes, the psyche and unconscious. She has facilitated dream groups since 1994 and lectured on dreams throughout the U.S. Her “Dreams for Healing” process examines the depths of dreams and the power they possess, the distinct “language” of dreams, and guide learners to put their (night-time) dreams to work in fulfilling their soul’s blueprint. Laura is a member of the International Study for the Association of Dreams www.asdreams.org. Laura is currently working on her doctoral degree at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Depth Psychology and Somatic Studies in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Feedback on Laura’s Dream Counseling:

I took one of Laura’s dream courses and was so inspired that I decided to continue working on my dreams in-person with her. She has a gift for taking complicated dreams and making them easily understandable. What’s even more remarkable, is the way Laura taught me how to apply my dreams in a way that helped me heal a difficult relationship with my son. Jeremy, Santa Barbara

I wanted to better understand my dreams so I took Laura’s dream course. During the program I discovered some things I needed to change which helped me move forward with my small business. After the dream course I began working with Laura one-on-one and through my dreams we identified some old beliefs that were blocking my abundance. I never would’ve been able to spot those beliefs in my dreams without her help. I am now using my dreams as tools for improving a few other areas of my life and feel very grateful for learning how to apply my dreams which has always been confusing. Elizabeth, San Luis Obispo

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