About Me

The Light of Consciousness

Nancy Poitou, M.A., M.F .T. , C.T.T.S.

I am now retired from Private Practice  so this is now about my background.  I am currently finishing my book, You May Think I'm Crazy But . . .

nancy I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Trauma Specialist. I have counseled people in spiritual crisis for since1987 and was a member of the Spiritual Emergence Network, now known as The Center for Psychological and Spiritual Health. I taught Metaphysics at Mt. San Antonio College and teach Meditation. As a hospice volunteer I worked with the dying and their families and taught the Psycho-Spiritual Aspects of Hospice work to incoming hospice volunteers. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, I studied two years with a professional clairvoyant and studied Natural Theology for one year. I was a member of the San Gabriel Valley Paranormal Researchers (now disbanded). My Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling is from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. While in graduate school I completed a one year internship working with cancer patients and their families at the Wellness Community. I also worked several years at Project Sister in Pomona when it was primarily a rape crisis center, supervised interns and taught part of the volunteer training course there on crisis intervention, trauma and the long term effects of sexual assault on survivors as well as individual therapy sessions and facilitating several groups. I have also worked in a private practice setting since 1996 where I have also supervised interns. I also do trainings and workshops on trauma, meditation and spiritual emergence.


1974 to 1978
California State University at Los Angeles
B.A. in Art, specializations: Graphic Design
and Illustration

1985 to 1987
Clairvoyance Training, Classes and Private Instruction
Lily Therese & Associates

1988 to 1989
Natural Theology,
Healing Light Center Church Seminary,
Glendale, California

1994 to 1997
Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, California
M.A. in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling

1998 to 2001
Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists
Certified Trauma Specialist CTS 0202-1750

Licensed since 2000,
Marriage & Family Therapist MFT 36238

EXPERIENCE - In Chronological Order

1987 to 1990 Mt. San Antonio College
Community Services Teacher -
Metaphysics I: Theory and Practice
Metaphysics II: Exploration and Integration

1987 to 1990
Consciousness Education Services

(self employed)
Teacher & Pastoral Counselor -
Beginning Meditation & Meditation for Health
Transformation Support Group for Women,
Individual Sessions - Energy Transfer Healing,
Meditation and Hypnosis.

1994 to present
Spiritual Emergence Network Member
(Center for Psychological and Spiritual Health)
Counseling Referrals undergoing Spiritual Emergence/Crisis
or Emergency

May 1994 to September 1996
Hospice of the East San Gabriel Valley
Lecturer & Volunteer -
Volunteer Training – “The Psycho-Spiritual Aspects of Hospice Work”

March & April 1995
The Center for Living and Learning
, San Fernando
Volunteer Counselor/Co-Facilitator –
“Mind-Spirit Dialogue” Group

September 1995 to September 1996
The Wellness Community Foothills
Pasadena (non-profit)
MFCC Trainee - Co-facilitating Support Groups for
Cancer Patients and Family Members
Hosting Community functions and
teaching Relaxation and Visualization

January 1996 to May 1997
The Place Within
MFCC Trainee - Marriage, Family, Individual,
Child Counseling,
6 Week Meditation Class

June 1997 to September 2000
Fromer Psychological Center

in Upland (private practice)
MFCC Intern - LMFT January 2000 MFC 36238
Marriage, Family, Individual, Child Counseling

June 1998 to August 1998
Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena

Teaching Assistant - Thesis Development Class

December 1999 to July 2004
Project Sister Sexual Assault Crisis
& Prevention Services
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC 36238 -
Sexual Assault Counselor
Teen Sexual Assault Group, Non-Offending Parent Group,
AMAC Group, Rape Survivors Group
Intern Supervision Group, Psycho-Educational Presentations
at Local High Schools,
Intern training on Sexual Trauma Assessment and Interviewing,
Spiritual & Religious Issues of Sexual
Assault Survivors, Sexual Trauma and Counter-transference and
Therapist Testimony.
Advocate/Volunteer Training on Trauma,
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Crisis Intervention.
In-Service Training, Kaiser Permanente, West Covina on
Sexual Trauma Assessment and Interventions.

May 1997 to September 2010
L.I.F.E. Counseling Group

in Monrovia (private practice)
MFCC Intern January 1996 to May 1997
Licensed MFT January 2000 MFC 36238
Certified as a Trauma Specialist February 2002
Marriage, Family, Individual, Child Counseling
Monthly and Weekly Meditation Workshops,
Monthly Spiritual Emergence Support Group,
Weekly Transformation Support Group for Women,
Anxiety/Stress Management Group,
Consulting: Anomalous, Spiritual,
Paranormal Experiences
Member/Consultant to the San Gabriel Valley
Paranormal Researchers
Supervision (trauma) of MFT Interns
CEU Trauma Course

September 2010 to present
Private Practice
in Duarte
Marriage, Family, Individual, Child Counseling
Monthly Meditation Group
Consulting: Anomalous, Spiritual, Paranormal Experiences
Supervision (trauma) of MFT Interns

Professional Activities and Memberships

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, International Association of Regression Research and Therapies, Inc., Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, San Gabriel Valley Paranormal Researchers - before they disbanded, Spiritual Emergence Network Member (Now The Center for Psychological and Spiritual Health), Exceptional Human Experiences Network, Executive Board Member - Jung Society of Claremont - before they disbanded