Mireya Alejo Marcet, M.A. MFT, is an artist, licensed psychotherapist (MFC#44997), teacher, professional astrologer and expressive arts therapist. She provides services in English and Spanish.
Since 1988, Mireya has been committed to the process of spiritual growth, consciousness exploration and creative expression. She studied Social Anthropology at Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City, her birth place and home land. Her degree thesis focused on curanderas (traditional women healers) with whom she worked and learned from for almost a decade.
She earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Expressive Arts Therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California in 2002. She also studied Drama Therapy with Armand Volkas at the Living Arts Counseling Center.
Mireya is a Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, certified by the Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) since 1993. She has facilitated groups and individuals in this approach locally and internationally for the past 28 years. She has been part of the senior GTT training staff since 2002, both in the US, Mexico, Austria & Ukraine. And has worked at numerous workshops with Stan Grof, his ex wife Christina, now wife Brigitte, Tav Sparks and others in the transpersonal psychology field.
Mireya has a strong interest in the integration of expanded states of consciousness and spiritual emergence processes. She created a teaching module for breathwork participants and other practitioners titled "The art and practice of integration". Other interests are: birthing the authentic expression of who we are through the creative process, inter-generational and collective/historical trauma, bicultural understanding, offering services for Latina-Spanish speaking populations in the Bay area, and the transformative and healing power of ritual, the sacred and creativity in individuals and community.
She is the co-creator with Rosy Aronson, Ph.D. of RIE-Release, Immerse & Emerge- A creative meditation practice. And the creator of the process "AltarCreation- A Canvas in Movement", a process of working with altar creation ceremonially, creatively, therapeutically and in the natural world.
Mireya has over 25 years of experience as a professional astrologer and uses depth astrology as a tool for self awareness, insight and transformation. For more then 20 years, Mireya has worked towards the empowerment of women through the use of the expressive arts, ritual and ceremony. She has lead groups exploring themes like domestic violence, women's lineage and ancestry, young women's initiation passage, the integration of the spiritual journey, women and power, menopause and the mid-life transition. For a number of years, she served as President of the Board of Directors for SpiralMuse - a women's organization in the Bay area.
She is currently an adjunct professor in the Expressive Arts Masters program and a mentor for the Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies and Research, both at the California for Integral Studies in San Francisco.
"My work with Mireya has been profound ... her powerful holding has allowed me to enter places in my psyche I had never been able to reach. She makes the inner journey almost fun and enticing! I have learned so much from her about the deep feminine and the sacred ways. She is a true "mujer de medicina" and carries it with so much love and humility. I highly recommend her women's expressive arts groups as well as the individual healing sessions.
GRACIAS Mireya por todo! R. Rodriguez