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About Ascension Psychology

Ascension Psychology works on integrating fragmented parts of the self, healing missed developmental milestones, strengthening important parts of the self that may be weak, and teaching you how to love yourself. This is done by healing big and small past traumas, psycho-education such as learning how to set boundaries or speak assertively, and experiential exercises such energy work or art therapy exercises. Each trauma gets stuck in the unconscious mind and neurology. After a trauma, shame is often created.

Unresolved trauma and shame can create a variety of unwanted psychological, physical, spiritual and financial consequences. Through integration of the self and resolution of the shame and trauma people often feel more energetic, less triggered by outside events, experience improved health and may see shifts in their relationships and their finances. When you Heal Yourself, you can Love Your Life.

Our Teachers

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in San Diego

Dr. Lauren Pichard

Dr. Lauren Pichard is the creator of Ascension Psychology, a unique psychological approach that blends traditional psychology with spiritual concepts and energy healing. Ascension Psychology was designed from Dr. Pichard’s extensive experience working with both patients and on her own self empowerment journey. She has integrated methods that she has found to be the most effective in lasting change, that is she works on healing the conscious, unconscious, physical and spiritual levels that are contributing to your psychological discomfort.

Post-Doctoral Intern/ Psychological Assistant

Dr. Aditi Bhasin

Dr. Bhasin is a Post-Doc Psychological Assistant earning her hours towards licensure in the state of CA. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, dual diagnosis, psychodynamic, holistic and integrative approaches to treatment.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Nazila Hatami​

As a therapist, I strive to create a safe, compassionate environment, where you can open up and share more vulnerable parts of yourself.

Tantra Facilitator

Shira Bliss

Shira has been studying and practicing tantra for 20 years. Tantra is the sanskrit word meaning “web” or “to weave energy.” It is about creating connection with oneself and/or with a partner. 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Anita Sandler

Anita Sandler is a California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, and community mental health clinics.

The Unconscious Mind

Sigmund Freud, known as The Father of Psychology said that about 80% of what we create is from the unconscious mind. This is why consciously we may know that something is not what we desire, such as being in an abusive relationship style, yet we keep finding ourselves in the same or similar situation. This is because unconscious patterns are recreating situations until they are resolved or re-programmed. The unconscious is programmed through story, images, and repetition

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