Akhila Kolesar Akhila Kolesar

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Integral Counseling Psychology
Counseling Psychology Department
School of Professional Psychology and Health

PhD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

Akhila Kolesar is a clinical psychologist practicing in the Mission District of San Francisco. Her psychotherapeutic work is rooted in a belief that a wellness model of psychology truly supports the whole person: the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self in each of us. This approach also informs her teaching, making collaboration within the classroom a journey in which each can find how his or her unique abilities and strengths may be applied to learning new skills, growing through challenges, and unfolding new ways of being. Akhila's specializations include sexual and gender variant populations, relating across difference, and integrating present-focused process with symbolic, somatic, and cognitive modalities.

Akhila obtained her Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2010. Prior to this, she spent a decade studying eco-psychology and world religions and completed a B.A. in Ecopsychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Akhila conducted her dissertation research on the spiritual experiences of multiply partnered people, and focuses much of her clinical work on serving this population.

Kolesar, A. E. A. (2014). Polyamory and the spiritual histories of multiply partnered people. In Tara Long (Ed.), Integral and transpersonal sexology: Human sexuality and intimate relationships from an integral, transpersonal, and somatic sexological perspective (pp.87-99). Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands: Lulu International Publishing.

Kolesar, A. E. A. (2010). Spiritual identities of multiply partnered people. Dissertation Abstracts International- B, 71/10. (UMI No. 3419247)

Kolesar, A. E. A. (2007). Making meaning in the moment: The meeting of existential-humanism and the Jungian concept of synchronicity. In Myrtle Heery (Ed.), Unearthing the Moment VII: Papers Presented for Completion of Courses I-IV (pp.45-56). Petaluma, CA: International Institute for Humanistic Studies.

Kolesar, A. (2005). Ecopsychology as an approach to natural healing within the process of group psychotherapy. Proseminar in Group Process Course Reader. Palo Alto, CA: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Integral Counseling Psychology Faculty

Jeff Aitken
Advising and Supervision Manager, Integral Counseling Psychology
Alzak Amlani Alzak Amlani
Associate Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology,
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz,
Philip Brooks Philip Brooks
Associate Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
EdD, MA, University of Massachusetts ,
BA, Lake Forest College,
Kathleen Brown Kathleen Brown
Adjunct Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology & Transformative Inquiry
PhD, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BS, University of California, San Francisco; BA, University of California, Berkeley,
Brant Cortright Brant Cortright
Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, Union Institute,
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz,
Collin Eyre
Senior Program Manager, Integral Counseling Psychology
Gisele Fernandes Gisele Fernandes
Assistant Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, Pontificia Universidade Catolica,
Rob Fisher Rob Fisher
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, Vermont College of Norwich University,
BA, Know College,
Mark Fromm Mark Fromm
Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology & Clinical Psychology
PhD, University of Colorado; MA, State University of New York at Plattsburgh,
BA, Carnegie-Mellon University,
Suraya Keating Suraya Keating
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies ,
MA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, BA, State University of New York, Albany,
George Kich George Kich
Professor and Chair, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, The Wright Institute,
BA, DePaul University,
Akhila Kolesar Akhila Kolesar
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology ,
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz,
Ling Lam Ling Lam
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; MA, Santa Clara University,
MS, BS, Stanford University,
Dominique Lando Dominique Lando
Adjunct Instructor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, John F. Kennedy University,
BA, Jackson College,
Clare McLaughlin Clare McLaughlin
Adjunct Instructor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, Humboldt State University,
Barbara Morrill Barbara Morrill
Associate Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology ,
MEd, Boston College; BA, Pfeiffer College,
Naomi O'Keefe Naomi O'Keefe
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology & Community Mental Health
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies; MA, Sonoma State University,
MA, BA, University of Iowa,
Sergio Rodriguez-Castillo Sergio Rodriguez-Castillo
Assistant Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
LLM, University of Warwick, United Kingdom; JD, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico,
Fred Rozendal Fred Rozendal
Adjunct Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, MA, Georgia State University,
AB, Calvin College,
Bahman Shirazi Bahman Shirazi
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MS, California State University, Hayward; BS, Iowa State University,
Nina Strongylou Nina Strongylou
Adjunct Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, Antioch College,
BA, Muhlenberg College,
Rachael Vaughan Rachael Vaughan
Assistant Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, University of Edinburgh ,
MA, Pacifica Graduate Institute,

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