Kasey Hendriks Crown, MA, MFT, is a psychotherapist, wellness educator and writer. Her work challenges old mental health paradigms and suggests instead that true well-being lies in our ability to balance scientific and spiritual perspectives. For more than a decade, she has served as a facilitator of the healing process for adult individuals, couples and groups, working to upend trauma, transform emotional injury, repair relationship and unlock vital wisdom to connect people with who they truly are.
Kasey holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of San Diego and a master’s degree in spiritual and counseling psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She completed a multiyear advanced clinical training in relational studies, culturally competent trauma-informed care and harm reduction; and is a California licensed marriage and family therapist, trauma healing and embodied mindfulness facilitator.
Following a personal crisis in 2003, Kasey pursued a rigorous and transformational process that married intensive psychotherapy with mind-body practices and energy healing principles derived from various wisdom traditions. Since that time, she has remained steadfast in her commitment to personal growth and to the service of others.
Kasey’s early studies were in the field of human consciousness, spirituality, mysticism, yoga and energy medicine and remain foundational to her transpersonal approach. Her clinical work focuses on the treatment of trauma, healing relational and systemic issues and addressing existential pain. She is influenced by the field of interpersonal neurobiology and draws from various theoretical orientations, including psychodynamic psychotherapy; systems approaches to treatment; relational gestalt; person-centered, humanistic, cognitive and behavioral therapies; somatic and spiritual psychology.
In 2018, Kasey established Kasey Crown Wellness, an education platform intending to create widespread health through the delivery of transformational psycho-educational and experiential content. She conducts custom workshops for individuals and groups that address the neuro-biological, psychological, social, spiritual and ecological effects of traumatic injury and adverse conditioning; and that catalyze the science of integration to aid clients with embodying a deep sense of well-being. Among her projects is the company WellSoul, founded in partnership with colleague, friend and energy healer Jakki Leonardini.
In addition to working directly with clients, Kasey trains and supervises clinical associates in her private practice. She co-facilitates mindfulness in psychotherapy groups for training therapists at Los Angeles based community organization, The Relational Center where she was formerly a board member. She is completing training with the Multi-Disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. And she sits on the global health committee of Crown Family Philanthropies. Kasey is a 2020-2021 Garrison Institute Fellow, working with a diverse cohort of scholars, artists, and activists to blaze a new trail in the field of collective healing, drawing upon and engaging with the science of interconnection, generative action and awareness-based contemplative wisdom.
Kasey sees the many challenges humanity currently faces from gross inequity and violence to abuses of power and ecological deterioration as symptomatic of a pervasive underlying mental, emotional and spiritual health crisis, one that we cannot afford to ignore. She is a responsible advocate for alternative forms of treatment for trauma, depression, anxiety and addiction. Kasey maintains that her most important role is mother to her three strong, smart and spirited daughters for whom she intends to contribute to a more loving, cooperative and compassionate world.