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Meet Dr. Ginger

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Dr. Ginger Swanson
holds a PhD in Depth Psychology and is a Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist.

She  serves as Retreat Host, Planner and Guide at Asarum Retreats. Dr. Ginger is and an Ordained Minister and joyfully officiates weddings.

She also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and has a private Hypnotherapy practice in Santa Barbara, California.

Contact Dr. Ginger

Phone: 805.886.4716 Email:

Dr. Ginger's Credentials

Ginger Swanson, Ph.D. holds the following degrees and certifications:

  • Ph.D. Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Santa Barbara, CA

  • M.A. Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Santa Barbara, CA

  • B.A. Film & Media Studies, University of California; Santa Barbara, CA

  • A.A. Writing and Directing; Santa Barbara City College

  • A.A. Performance Arts; Santa Barbara City College

  • Certification in Clinical Dream Tending; Pacifica Graduate Institute, S.B., CA

  • Clinical Medical Support Hypnotherapy Certification; Hynotherapy Academy of America, Albuquerque, NM

  • Ordained Minister

Dr. Ginger at a glance:

Ginger Swanson holds a PhD in Depth Psychology, and is a Certified Clinical Medical Support Hypnotherapist, Clinical Dream Tending Practitioner and Ordained Minister. Her specialty is exploring the realms of the unconscious. Dr. Ginger is your retreat host, planner and guide.

Dr. Ginger's Private Practice

Dr. Ginger has a private hypnotherapy practice in Santa Barbara, California. She meets with clients in person, on the phone, or on-line.


Dr. Swanson works with individuals dedicated to personal growth. She guides you to tend your dreams and your life and helps you discover that which lies hidden beneath the surface of consciousness. Dr. Swanson helps you to identify and disengage from old destructive patterns and habits, and to find and anchor new ways of being your authentic and joyful self in the world.

Dr. Swanson is the founder of Asarum Retreats, where she serves clients and guests as needed, e.g., as your host, retreat planner, and guide.


Personal Retreats:

Design your own personal retreat.

Whatever you decide is how it goes.

See Asarum Retreats Home Page for more information.


Group Retreats:

Dr. Ginger works with you to develop and design your dream retreat for your small group. Her flexible nature allows her to serve as your host with you facilitating, or as your co-planner and guide.  Customized retreats that blend with the natural mountain setting and unique features of the land are her specialty.


Dr. Swanson helps individuals and small groups to work and play supported by the 18-acre beautiful mountain retreat setting in Santa Barbara, California.

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