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Kim Hermanson, PhD

Doorway Sessions, Metaphor Therapy, Intuitive Mentoring


Member profile details

Membership level
Depth Psychology Alliance Member
First name
Last name
Hermanson, PhD
Title or Services Offered
Doorway Sessions, Metaphor Therapy, Intuitive Mentoring
About the Practitioner / Bio
PhD, University of Chicago, Educational Psychology
Adjunct Faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute

My most recent book is Getting Messy: Taking Risks and Opening the Imaginations. In addition to Pacifica, I have also taught courses at Esalen Institute, Meridian University, University of California Berkeley and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
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Credentials, Affiliations, Awards
Independent Publisher Book Award, 2006
Outstanding Research Award, 1996
PhD, University of Chicago, 1996
Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1992
Phone (if applicable)
(415) 225-2990

Contact data

Mount Shasta
United States
Postal code


Summary of Services Offered
Doorway sessions and coaching groups. Clients experience the transformative power of metaphor with significant shifts.

Nearly all of us experience moments in life when we can't see any options or simply feel stuck. In those moments our rational thinking does not help us, and we must allow our innate metaphoric capacities to show us a new way.

During your Doorway session, you will tap into your own symbolic and metaphoric wisdom. Metaphors inspire and expedite creative change. All of us have accessed this wisdom at one point or another---those moments when we know something on a gut level, even though it may not make logical sense. When you’re stuck, it’s likely because you’re trying to figure it out with your logical mind. Below the level of rational thought lies the realm of metaphor.
Intuitive, metaphoric terrain offers insights and "doors" that we cannot see with the rational mind.
Services Offered (check all that apply)
  • Author
  • Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Dreamwork
  • Intuitive Work
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage/Family Therapy
  • Mythology
  • Personal Coach
  • Professional or Executive Coach
  • Speaker/Presenter
  • Workshop Facilitation
Services Available via:
  • Telephone
  • Skype
  • Email
  • Chat

Additional information

Published Books
- Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination for Teachers, Trainers, Coaches and Mentors

- Sky's the Limit: The Art of Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey

- co-authored with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, What Makes Visitors Want to Learn? Chapter 15 in Hooper-Greenhill (ed.) The Educational Role of the Museum.
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