The lotus is a symbol of enlightenment and consciousness, not merely because it is beautiful, but because it is nourished by what lies in the depths.  Depth Psychology intends to reconnect you with that within yourself. We cannot experience it without going to our own depths. We might be excited and/or afraid of this unknown territory within us. So what compels us to venture there? Perhaps it is overwhelming emotional discomfort, the feeling of being stuck, unrelenting anxiety, or a traumatic experience that calls us. Perhaps it is merely an intuition or thought that won’t stop nagging us. We realize there’s no way of staying where we are and feeling satisfied, so we are willing to risk the places that have grown familiar, and venture into the unknown of our ourselves and answer the call. Depth Psychology intends, as do I, to support you in such inner journeys, to discover the unknown of yourself, and return with greater consciousness.


Athena Carrillo Lee, MA, MFT, is a Holistic Psychotherapist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her holistic approach supports healing, on a cellular, spiritual and emotional level. She works from both a Somatic (body) and Depth Psychological orientation.

Athena’s work with clients has been focused on addressing stress and trauma via body-oriented and energetic approaches. She also consults and supervises professionals integrating a holistic methodology. Athena believes in empowering clients by teaching self-healing techniques during individual sessions and group classes. Person’s wishing to resolve anxiety, low self-esteem, behavior patterns and emotional trauma are attracted to this work, as it incorporates many aspects of who and what we are: physical, energetic, symbolic and psychological, without dismissing that we are naturally both light and dark.


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