Staff


Karen KAREN FINLEY BREEDING, MA, LPC, SEP, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Austin. She specializes in seeing individuals and couples, and has over 15 years guiding folks through the transformational process. Although trained in the Humanistic model of counseling, she has always been interested in exploring various non-traditional ways of working with clients, and has extensive training in various forms of somatic and transpersonal psychology. Karen has advanced certification in Somatic Experiencing, and is a certified Integrative Breathwork practitioner. Since receiving her breathwork certification in 2002, she has facilitated breathwork experiences thoughout the US at retreats, treatment centers and at various conferences. Karen served as regional, then senior staff of Eupsychia for many years before enthusiastically accepting the position of Executive Director of Eupsychia in 2014. She is passionate about the benefits of Breathwork, as she has experienced transformation personally and witnessed it in the lives of others. Contact Karen.

JULIEN DEVEREUX, PhD, LCSW, LCDC Licensed in Texas as a social worker and chemical dependency counselor for eighteen years, Julien retired from organizational and clinical administration to open a private coaching, consulting and clinical practice in Dallas. He is certified in Integrative Breathwork and Psycho-spiritual Integration by Eupsychia Institute and presents workshops in the Dallas area. He received additional training in Gender Reconciliation work from Satyana Institute and is initiated into Men's Work by the Mankind Project. He provides counseling services to individuals, couples and families using traditional, indigenous and transpersonal techniques. He also provides coaching to clinical and organizational administrators as well as organizational consulting in quality management processes to human service agencies. Julien received his PhD in Human and Organizational Transformation at The California Institute of Integral Studies. Contact Julien.

 

DIRK MAGDAHL, PHD, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in adult psychotherapy in English, Spanish and German. He maintains a private practice in association with South Texas Behavioral Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. He has over 20 years experience as a clinician working both in Mexico and the United States with a wide variety of clients. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.

He has spent numerous years in search for his own inner healing through participation in individual psychotherapy, experiential workshops, meditation, and traveling to remote areas of the world to learn about ancient shamanic practices. He strongly believes in the power of nature and transformation through exploration of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Since being certified by Eupsychia, Dirk has been conducting integrative breathwork workshops in San Antonio, Texas . Contact Dirk


DAWN NABORS, BSBA Dawn started her personal journey with Integrative Breathwork in 2009 and was recently Certified in Soul-Based Psychology and Integrative Breathwork in 2014. She has devoted herself to the experiential process of Breathwork and other phenomenological approaches (meditation, dance movement, dance improv and visual art) that allow for one to connect to one's own inner wisdom. Her intention is to help others to explore their own inner landscapes in a safe and supportive environment. Dawn's long time experience in business management led her to a dual role with Euspychia as she also serves as the business operations manager. Contact Dawn

MARYSE SAFFLE, LCDC, SEP is the Experiential Coordinator for Austin Recovery, the largest treatment center in Central Texas. She is a native of Switzerland, and graduated from Cambridge University, England. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Certified Practitioner of Integrative Breathwork and Soul-Based Psychology through the Eupsychia Institute. She recently completed a 4 year training in Somatic Experiencing. Maryse is passionate about bringing the soul back into the treatment field, and helps bring Breathwork, yoga, drum circles, guided imagery, and art therapy to help clients reconnect with their True Self. Her personal experience with recovery gives her the compassionate guidance needed to help others turn their lives around. Contact Maryse

JACQUELYN SMALL, LMSW, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in human psychology, clinical social work and Applied Music. In 1974, she created Eupsychia, first a publishing company, and then a non-profit educational institute that certifies people in Psychospiritual Integration and Integrative Breathwork. Jacquelyn's body of work centers upon integrating psychological concerns while awakening spirituality.

She has a long history in addiction counselor training, consulting and counseling, and trains all kinds of health professionals in the emerging field of spiritual psychology. She served as the Director of Training for the Texas Commission on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse for 9 years, and served on the adjunct faculty of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Stanford, California for 4 years. Jacquelyn has authored 10 books on personal transformation that include Sacred Purpose of Being Human, Tranformers-The Therapists of the Future, Awakening in Time and the best-selling book for counseling-from-the-heart, Becoming Naturally Therapeutic. Contact Jacquelyn


KAREN YUSKAITIS, LMT is Eupsychia's longest serving senior staff member. She was a licensed nurse and has a background in biochemistry and research immunology. She studied with Dr. Stanislav & Christina Grof, and Jacquelyn Small and is certified in both Holotropic and Integrative Breathwork and Transpersonal Psychology. For the last 22 years, Karen has been involved with patient care, complementary approaches to medicine, cranio-sacral therapy and teaching yoga. She has worked at Eupsychia's retreats for over 12 years conducting morning yoga classes, doing massages and sacral-cranial sessions. Karen divides her living experience between Tennessee, Colorado and Marco Island, Florida. She maintains a thriving massage/cranio-sacral/yoga practice in Florida and Tennessee.