Welcome to the Sophia Center!
Integrative Studies of Psyche and Soul
The Sophia Center's faculty features internationally recognized clinicians, scholars artists and authors in the fields of Jungian psychology, archetypal psychology, neuropsychology, women's studies, and the arts. It is both an on-line and in person community of transformational learning.
The Sophia Center's educational philosophy is rooted in transformational learning and focused on bringing together the academic, the psychoanalytic, the creative, the somatic and the soulful as equally valued ways of knowing. We are committed to fostering learning communities that encourage a creative, relational and trans-disciplinary approach to the study of psyche and soul in addition to offering a number of platforms for members to share their work.
Meet The Team
Elizabeth Nelson, PhD
Managing Editor & Senior Faculty
Elizabeth serves as core faculty and Dissertation Policy Director of Pacifica Graduate Institute near Santa Barbara, California, where she has been teaching since 2003. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. in depth psychology. As a professional writer and editor for more than 30 years, she coaches aspiring authors across a variety of genres and styles.
Sandy Salzillo, LMHC
Clinical Advisor & Senior Faculty
Sandy integrates her knowledge and experience with the visual arts along with her training in holistic counseling and depth psychology to enhance and expand the relationship between psyche and imagination. Foremost in her clinical practice is to engage her clients in exploring their innate abilities of creative expression thus allowing for a deepening perception of personal transformation.
Shaler is a writer, actor, educator and Jungian creative with an enduring interest in the common ground between method acting, learning and depth psychology. A graduate of Wesleyan University and lifetime member of The Actors Studio, Shaler believes collaboration and personal connection are priorities for effecting change in cultural consciousness.