Gisele Fernandes, Assistant Professor in the MA in Integral Counseling Psychology at CIIS Gisele Fernandes

Associate Professor
Integral Counseling Psychology
School of Professional Psychology and Health (SPPH)

MA, California Institute of Integral Studies

BA, Pontificia Universidade Catolica

Gisele Fernandes-Osterhold is a licensed psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and graduate level psychology professor. Active in the mental health field for 20 years, she has extensive training and clinical experience in trauma-informed psychotherapy, using an integrative approach that is rooted in Somatic, Humanistic-Existential and Transpersonal psychologies. Being an immigrant to the United States, a woman of color and in a bicultural marriage, Gisele has developed a profound interest to multicultural issues, which has become one of the main topics of her clinical work, teaching and consulting. Gisele’s personal approach to healing is rooted in her commitment to embodied spirituality, informed by her practices of yoga, dance and indigenous traditions of her native Brazil. Besides her psychotherapy practice, Gisele serves as core faculty member at the Integral Counseling Psychology at CIIS, a mentor at the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research at CIIS and a clinical supervisor at the Sage Institute.

Stay Connected to CIIS