Jemma is Department Co-Chair and Core Faculty for Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Counseling Psychology Department. She supports administrative, curricular, and developmental aspects of the Counseling Program, as well as teaches both research and clinical courses in the program. Jemma has a clinical focus on adoption and separation trauma, and has provided trainings and spoken on panels to advance the understanding of the needs of children and families on the adoption spectrum throughout Los Angeles County.
Michael serves as core faculty in the Masters in Counseling Psychology program and is the current President of the Academic Senate, a member of the Senate Leadership Committee, and Counseling Psychology Program Development Committee. He is an invited member of the Institute's Shared Stewardship Coordinating Committee and also teaches courses in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.
Wendy’s teaching focuses on integrating the body into a depth -oriented model. At Pacifica, she teaches Somatics. Her passion is to include the body in all conversations concerning the psyche. As a Dance-Movement Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Authentic Movement Facilitator, Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor for over 30 years, she integrates a wealth of information into the learning environment through deep experientials, creative resourcing, and self-reflection processes.
Thomas is a certified Jungian Analyst and licensed as a Research Psychoanalyst with the California Medical Board. Thomas trained as an analyst at the Center for Depth Psychology according to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz in Switzerland and specializes in the role of dreams and the symbolic life in clinical practice. He has a private practice in Santa Barbara. Tom teaches in the depth sequence courses. He is an Analytic Member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology.
Megan is Adjunct Faculty and teaches Process of Psychotherapy, Family Systems and Domestic Violence, Ethics and the Law: Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment. Megan is a Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor.
Jonathan Erickson, Ph.D. is a graduate of the Depth Psychology: Somatics Studies Specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute and he is an artist, yoga teacher, and certified life coach. He has studied holistic body work at Esalen and engaged in field work with elephants in Cambodia. His research focused on the connections between neuroscience, imagination, and transformation. He has been teaching and advising students at the graduate level for several years. He currently co-teaches in the sequence of research courses in the Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices specialization.
Marie Espy has been practicing as a therapist since 2012, graduating with her masters in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2014. She is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Santa Monica, CA, where she helps to foster healthy attachment relationships with her clients by using both art and time in nature as tools.