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 and a master’s degree in spiritual and counseling psychology. 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 and certified yoga teacher.
Following a personal crisis in 2003, Kasey pursued a rigorous and transformational healing 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 and energy medicine and remain foundational to her transpersonal approach. Her clinical work focuses on treating 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; and energy healing through the chakra system.
In 2018, Kasey established Kasey Crown Education with the intention to broaden her reach through various forms of public education and advocacy in the mind-body health sector. Her goal is to support people in connecting with a deeper and more abiding sense of purpose and to outfit individuals and groups with necessary tools and practices for doing their own transformational work as a means to serve the broader community. Among her projects is the company WellSoul, founded in partnership with colleague, friend and energy healer Jakki Leonardini. Together they co-facilitate psycho-educational and experiential workshops that address the neuro-biological and relational effects of trauma, the science of integration and mindfulness based cognitive and energy healing tools for cultivating optimal individual and interpersonal health.
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 offers custom private psycho-educational and experiential trauma healing and self actualization workshops for small groups. And she is currently training with the Multi-Disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Substances in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kasey also sits on the Global Health committee of Crown Family Philanthropies.
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.