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Let me introduce myself!

My name is Destinie Vidrio (they/she), I identify as an asexual queer demi-woman. I come from Italian and Mexican ancestry and incorporate the healing folk magick and practices of my ancestors in my therapy work. I have a M.S. in Counseling Psychology where I specialized in Attachment Theory and Techniques and I am currently working on my PhD in Depth Psychology specializing in integrative therapy & healing.

I grew up in Southern California in Temecula, CA, Luiseño/ Payómkawichum land, and currently live on Chumash land/ Santa Barbara.

I come from a family of both survivors of abuse, perpetrators of abuse, substance users, suicide, warriors and healers. I have learned so much from witnessing and hearing their stories, both the good and the bad. My ancestral and individual healing is one of the things that have led me on my path of becoming a therapist and healer.

I first identified as a Witch when I was 13 years old, and have been practicing witchcraft since. Though I didn’t identify as a witch until I was 13 I was raised in a home where magick was very present and where my relationship with nature was cultivated and celebrated. I also come from a lineage of Polish witches. My witch identity and upbringing are a huge influence on my therapeutic and healing practices and I incorporate a lot of these practices in my therapy sessions. 

I am also a geek and find comfort in my fandoms, games and geek community. Over the years as a therapist I have started integrating more and more geek culture into my therapeutic practices for those who find comfort in their geekiness as well. 

 

Here are some more facts about me

 

  • Have been using and practicing tarot since I was 13 years old

  • I am a lover of cartoons my favorites being The Owl House, Gravity Falls, Futurama and Invader Zim. 

  • I have a severe peanut and tree nut allergy 

  • I love pop culture and will probably reference it at some time. 

  • My first B.A. is in History 

  • I was trained by multiple spiritual teachers throughout my life

  • I grew up in what some may call a haunted house and have been speaking to spirit since I was young

Education

Ph.D. in Depth Psychology specializing in Integrative Therapy & Healing

Dissertation: The Virgin Goddesses: An Archetypal Approach to Understanding the Asexual Woman's Psyche & Lived Experience

(In Progress- Doctoral Candidate)

Pacifica Graduate Institute 

M.S. in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy

Specialization in Attachment Theory & Techniques

California Lutheran University 

Certificate in Dream Tending 

Pacifica Graduate Institute

EMDR Trained 

EMDR Institute 

Reiki Master

Oceananda Healing

Sandtray World Play Therapy Certificate 

Yvette Lyons, Ph.D., CEAT

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor

The Coalition for Family Harmony

Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator 

Institute for Creative Mindfulness 

Speaking Engagements

Poster Presentation - The Virgin Goddess: An Archetypal Approach to Asexuality

Division 32 Humanistic Psychology Conference 

Guest Speaker - The Mythology of A-Sexuality: I Never Had a Crush 

Modern Anarchy Podcast

Panel Speaker - Asexuality & Health: Awareness & Depathologization

Aspec Wellness Educators 

Guest Speaker IG Live: Queer Mental Health & Magick

@the.kitty.caveat - Star Tissue Wellness