Jaffa V. Frank, M.A., LMHC
After graduating with my M.A. in Grief, Loss, and Trauma Counseling at Southwestern College in 2008, I did hospice bereavement counseling in Albuquerque, which was cut short by serious personal health issues. Having come through surgery healthier than ever, I decided to pursue my long-time dream and in September of 2011, I began work on a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. I commute from Placitas to Santa Barbara monthly and am thrilled to be doing it. I am also maintaining my LMHC for the future when I hope to combine my passions for healing, nature and story. My husband and I continue to parent and be inspired by our daughters; the eldest attends University of Redlands in CA and our youngest is a junior at New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe. The rich opportunity for personal growth, experientially-based learning and access to outstanding faculty that I received at SWC has been an ongoing blessing as I continue my studies.