Greta Hassel, MFT, has over 20 years of professional therapy experience, and is committed to empowering you to overcome difficult challenges. She approaches her work by listening to the images of the soul whereby symptoms, previously deemed problems, become transformed into messengers. These messengers reveal the inner world within, and then when polished, can at last reveal the buried jewels within.
Her theoretical orientation combines object relations -- the foundation for the development, stability and flexibility of the self -- with transpersonal psychology, which looks to saints, artists and great heroes and heroines for models of the growth-aligned nature of the human psyche. In this way, she seeks the development of the whole person -- the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, body-mind, social, sexual and creative aspect of each individual.
She is President of Essence, Inc. which explores the role of the personality as a translucent window to the Divine Life within. Training includes the Enneagram, (Russ Hudson), Rumi and Hafiz’s poetry, Kabbalah, Joseph Campbell, Wisdom traditions in East and West, and Sacred sexuality.
Greta sees clients in her private practice in Santa Monica.
M. A. School of Psychology, June 1988.
M. Div. School of Theology, September 1989.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N.C.
B.A. Religion. 1980.
MFT Therapist treating relational and biological aspect of dependency. 2005-2009.
MFT Aftercare Therapist for Passages Addiction Cure Center. 2009 to present.
"Heart Centered Communication: From Breakdown to Breakthrough"
"The Golden Compass: Chart Your Course to the Hidden Treasure That Wants to be Found"
"The Essence of Love: A Map of the Journey from Attraction to Ecstasy"