- Ph.D., Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Celeste Ryan, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in South Los Angeles, serving a diverse community. She is an alumna from the Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Before retiring from 26 years of county service in 2018, she worked for the Department of Mental Health in their Juvenile Justice Mental Health program, and before that as the clinical director of the county’s substance treatment center in Acton. She also has prior experience working in the private sector in substance treatment. Her previous career of 18 1/2 years in law enforcement with the county of Los Angeles, speaks to the diversity of her experience and growth towards public service. Her interests and training encompass trauma, complex trauma, and cultural complexes. A Somatic Experiencing practitioner, Celeste’s work is an interweaving of depth psychology and somatic approaches with a focus on both individual and collective contexts. Her volunteer work has included providing clinical supervision to doctoral students from various schools, earning hours at Peace Over Violence and the Los Angeles County Department of Probation. She has also served as the chairperson of Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Gardens program. When she is not working in her private practice, or not in analytic training at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, she enjoys hiking with her husband and their dog in the foothills of Los Angeles, and native plant gardening.