Ginny Anderson, Ph.D.
Retired 2023

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    Ginny Anderson is an eco-psychologist who, before her retirement, worked with individuals and groups in outdoor settings to help them develop and expand relationships with each other and the natural world we inhabit. She also maintained a psychotherapy practice in the Bay Area. Ginny is a licensed psychologist, with a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She worked at Stanford, UC Davis, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and the Center for the Divine Feminine. Ginny is the author of Circling San Francisco Bay: A Pilgrimage to Wild and Sacred Places, and served on the Board of Directors of San Bruno Mountain Watch Conservancy for many years. Her long experience with feminist spirituality, shamanism, spirituality retreats, pilgrimages, nature spirituality, and meditation all contributed to the form of her practice.

    She brought with her a mindfulness of the broader context in which people live — not only personal relationships, but also the natural world around us. Her deepest skill and pleasure was in supporting personal change and transformation of consciousness in the natural world. Through ecopsychology, she specialized in helping people learn to create and explore sacred space wherever they found themselves, and to discover their own places within it. She had many years of experience creating community ceremony, spirituality retreats, and personal rituals of transformation to help people access many different forms of healing.

    Ginny enjoyed speaking about ecopsychology at conferences, on the radio, and to groups in churches, schools, and other community settings. She helped couples and groups strengthen their bonds by taking them to places in nature that especially support communication, personal sharing, and creative insight.