Gina Subia Belton
- Ph.D., Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Community, Liberation and Eco-psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Dr. Gina Subia Belton PhD is an alumna from Pacifica Graduate Institute and psychology faculty in the PhD Psychology program at Saybrook University where she also teaches in both the Transformative Social Change and Mind Body Medicine programs. Raised in California by generations of Elders and Ancestors, long before “the border crossed them”, her Chicanx and Mescalero Apache identity is alive in Mezistaje consciousness, grounding her ethnothanatological research and decolonial praxis. A published poet and author, Gina is an innovative group/community facilitator with a depth of experience cultivating brave spaces for courageous conversations. Her approach braids together the lineages of Indigenous psychology, Depth psychology and Humanistic Existential psychology with contemplative methods and methodologies in an ecopsychological lens she describes in her research, as “cultivating an ethic of radical hospitality”(c). Existential medicine is her private practice where Dr. Belton supports living, aging, dying and grieving well, in balance. Her community service is dedicated to the uplifting of the mental health and wellness of Indigenous communities most recently in suicide prevention and opioid awareness.