Patricia Sullivan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who brings an integrative and holistic approach to psychotherapy using a Jungian perspective. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1995 and has worked with individuals and groups with a wide variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues, and existential/spiritual concerns. She interned at Yale University School of Medicine and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Mental Health Clinic. Patricia has provided therapy, training, and support to hundreds of individuals and groups in clinical, community, and organizational settings.
A dedicated practitioner of meditation and yoga for over 40 years, Patricia has been teaching Kundalini yoga and meditation at studios in the Cincinnati area since 2014. She offers Kundalini yoga classes once a week at The Healing Space as well as individual coaching sessions in yoga and psychological astrology. Since 2011, she has have been engaged in the shared leadership of a bi-monthly Centering Prayer Group, practicing a contemplative method of prayer that moves beyond words, opening one’s awareness to the experience of presence.
Whether you desire to release old habits and thoughts, let go of lingering anger or fear, experience greater awareness and peace, recognize and manifest your potential, or deepen your connection to the Infinite, Patricia can help you find a practice that fits with the rhythm of your daily life.
Psychology: Licensed Psychologist in the State of Ohio, License No 6711.
Kundalini Yoga: 220-hour professional certification with KRI International, ongoing advanced teacher training, including Sat Nam Rasayan meditation, registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance. http://www.kundaliniresearchinstitute.org/teachertraining.htm
Centering Prayer: Wisdom School and Centering Prayer training with Reverend Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault and the Contemplative Society. http://www.contemplative.org/.
Psychological Astrology: Ongoing training and mentoring in Jungian psychology through Centre for Psychological Astrology http://www.cpalondon.com/ and Arifa Boehler. http://arifaboehler.com/
My passion for the daily practice of yoga and meditation is enhanced by the rich tradition of my Christian faith. As a youth, I was profoundly influenced by the stories, rituals, and sacraments of the Church, but hungered for a deeper personal communion with the Holy Spirit. After encountering the writings of Thomas Merton, a Christian contemplative and Trappist monk, I was overjoyed to find a path that would enable me to reconcile my eastern practices with my Christian tradition.
Since 2011, I have been engaged in the shared leadership of a bi-monthly Centering Prayer Group, practicing this contemplative method of prayer that moves beyond words, opening one’s awareness to what Merton refers to as “a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God.”
Philosophy of Healing
My deep sense of gratitude for the joy, equanimity, and compassion that I have gained through my personal practice of yoga, meditation, and contemplative prayer fuels my philosophy of healing. I feel honored and humbled to be given a chance to share these life-enhancing practices with those who wish to experience a similar path.
Whether you desire to release old habits and thoughts, let go of lingering anger or fear, experience greater awareness and peace, or deepen your connection to the Infinite, I can help you find a practice that fits with the rhythm of your daily life. I offer Kundalini Yoga classes one morning a week. A weekly Centering Prayer Group is being planned for summer 2015.
I am also available to work with you for short term (e.g. 6-10), individualized sessions, that are designed to help you explore your possibilities. These sessions may include yoga coaching or supportive self-discovery tools, such as the Enneagram and methods based on Jungian Psychology.