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Elizabeth Perluss

Elizabeth Perluss


  • Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute


  • L.M.F.T., CA
  • L.P.C.C., CA

Elizabeth is a depth psychotherapist (MFT, LPCC) and a guide and trainer of vision fasts and wilderness rites of passage. She is a core staff and advisory member of the School of Lost Borders, an international training center for wilderness rites of passage and nature-based therapeutic practices. Her scholarly interests focus on depth-ecopsycology, Jungian psychology, ecospirituality, and the inextricable relationship between psyche and nature, of which she has published in a variety of journals. From 2001-2012, she was Associate Professor at California State University, Los Angeles where she taught in the graduate counseling program (MFT) and before that was a School Counselor (PPS) and child therapist in the Long Beach Unified School District. She currently lives in the oak forested foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada. Her website is