Go confidently into the direction of your dreams! Live the life you aways imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau

Vipassana Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY 20879) in Sebastopol, CA and the founder of The Center for Integral Human Being. Her clinical work is informed by contemporary psychoanalysis and Integral Theory as well as by her longtime spiritual practice. Vipassana spent a decade immersed in the field of death and dying and hospice work, and she has served as adjunct faculty at various graduate schools in the San Francisco, Bay Area. Vipassana received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Her articles have appeared in the Humanistic Psychologist, Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, and Somatics Journal. She is a contributor to the books, Radical Spirit and Qualitative Research Methods for Psychology and co-editor for Ken Wilber’s book, The Simple Feeling of Being. She has developed the Integral Psychograph Assessment. Vipassana lives in Sebastopol with her husband and their two daughters.

To live! To live! So natural and so hard. ~James Schuyler, ``Hymn to Life``

Dr. Esbjörn-Hargens has expertise in the following areas:


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Personality Disorders
  • Existential Issues
  • Bi-cultural Families
  • Adolescents
  • Eating Disorders/Body Image
  • Infertility
  • Divorce
  • Parenting


  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Diamond Approach
  • Enneagram
  • Meditation
  • Women’s Embodiment


Clinical Theory and Application

  • Contemporary Psychoanalysis
  • Object Relations Theory
  • Integral Theory
  • Integral Psychograph Assessment

Specializing in psychotherapy Sebastopol