Meet Dr. Ginger

Dr. Ginger Swanson

Holds a PhD in Depth Psychology, and is a Certified Medical Support

Clinical Hypnotherapist. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and as Retreat Host, Planner and Guide at

Dr. Ginger's Credentials

Ginger Swanson, Ph.D. holds the following degrees and certifications:

  • Ph.D. Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Santa Barbara, CA

  • M.A. Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Santa Barbara, CA

  • B.A. Film & Media Studies, University of California; Santa Barbara, CA

  • A.A. Writing and Directing; Santa Barbara City College

  • A.A. Performance Arts; Santa Barbara City College

  • Certification in Clinical Dream Tending; Pacifica Graduate Institute, S.B., CA

  • Clinical Medical Support Hypnotherapy Certification; Hynotherapy Academy of America, Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Ginger at a glance:

Ginger Swanson holds a PhD in Depth Psychology and is a Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist. Dr. Swanson serves as Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She also serves  as retreat facilitator and workshop Host, Planner and Guide at Asarum Retreats, where she leads semi-annual Memoir Writing Retreats and annual Dream, Body and Soul Retreats, among others.

Dr. Ginger's Private Practice

Dr. Swanson has a private hypnotherapy practice with an office in the historical Balboa Building in downtown Santa Barbara, California. She meets with clients in person, on the phone, or on-line.


Dr. Ginger works with individuals dedicated to personal growth. She guides you to tend your dreams and your life and helps you discover that which lies hidden beneath the surface of consciousness.


Dr. Ginger helps you to identify and disengage from old destructive patterns and habits, and to find and anchor new ways of being your authentic and joyful self in the world.

Initial introductory phone consultations are complementary. Phone Dr. Ginger today!

Tel: (805) 886-4716.

Dr. Swanson is the founder of Asarum Retreats, where she serves clients and guests as your retreat host, planner, and/or facilitator or co-facilitator.


Personal Retreats:

Design your own personal retreat. Whatever you decide is how it goes. See


Group Retreats:

Dr. Ginger works with you to develop and design your dream retreat for your small group. Her flexible nature allows her to serve as your host with you facilitating, or as your co-planner and guide.  Customized retreats that blend with the natural mountain setting and unique features of the land are her specialty.


Dr. Swanson helps individuals and small groups to work and play supported by the 18-acre beautiful mountain retreat setting in Santa Barbara, California.

Dr. Ginger Swanson ~ (805) 886-4716 ~

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