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Anahita Navab Holden is a licensed clinical psychologist, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor who specializes in the integration of psychotherapy and evidence-based mindfulness interventions. She received her doctorate degree from UCSB and has a private practice in downtown Santa Barbara. Anahita has practiced Vipassana meditation for over ten years and teaches meditation and yoga privately and throughout the community, with an emphasis on sound.


Elizabeth has been a member of the faculty since 2003, and has served as Dissertation Office Director, Dissertation Policy Director, and currently chairs the Graduate Research Council. She specializes in scholarly writing, research process and strategy, methodology, and dissertation development and also teaches courses in dream, imagery, technology, and cultural studies.


Danielle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and serves as a Teaching Assistant and Adjunct Faculty in the M.A. Counseling Program at Pacifica. After receiving her master’s degree in counseling from Pacifica, Danielle worked in community mental health and focused on serving the needs of Santa Barbara’s Spanish-speaking community. In addition to teaching, Danielle now has a private practice with offices in both Santa Barbara and Los Olivos, California.