|Lucy Papillon, Ph.D. is a noted author of two books and host of a television series called "Breaking Through". She is a licensed clinical and media psychologist with offices in Beverly Hills, CA.|
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Crises are moments that demand reflection, reevaluation, decision and, often, concrete change. Such has certainly been my experience. Returning to "normal" was not even a possibility after the trauma of September 11. I did turn, in my unceasing dis-ease, to the Psalms. I found I couldn't leave them once I began to take them in, for they were Soul-soothing for me in a way nothing else had been. Then what I began to change concretely was my commitment to the vision of my Center.
I am the founder and director of the Center of Light, located in Beverly Hills. My intention, as a clinical psychologist, is now to expand it even more, treating the mind, body and spirit in such a way that every aspect of a person's life will be addressed. I will expand the structure so that professionals from several disciplines can contribute to this wholeness. I will of course continue to interweave psychology and spirituality as I work with someone, placing both within the context of whatever a person's challenge is. I believe that they are essential for complete restoration. Reclamation of all of who one is as well as honoring one's chosen path to God are part of complete healing and must begin in one's internal realm, then spread across the community and on into the world.
I have been on the medical school faculty at the University of California, Irvine. I also developed, staffed and then directed a well-respected psychiatric program at a prestigious hospital in Dallas. Most recently, I was appointed to the faculty at the University of Phoenix, Los Angeles Campus.
Until recently I was a psychologist for the California prison system, assisting inmates as they struggle to find their way in an extremely restricted environment. I also volunteer several days a month at a homeless mission in downtown Los Angeles assisting them as they move through whatever obstacles they seem to see that prevent the fulfillment of their ultimate Soul purpose.
I have been a keynote speaker and lecturer across the country for many years as well as a media psychologist, appearing on television, radio and in print. In addition, I produce (and host) a weekly television show in Los Angeles called Breaking Through.
I believe in the resiliency of the human spirit, which keeps standing when no other part of us can.
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