Adjunct Faculty, PsyD in Clinical Psychology
Cecile Lyons, PhD, completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria and holds Masters degrees in Education from Stanford University and in Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. In addition she earned a Diploma in the Arts of Spiritual Direction from the San Francisco Theological Seminary and is also a Certified Money Coach, CMC®.
Dr. Lyons shared the results of an empirical phenomenological study on “Money as a Catalyst for Transformation” at the 2010 national convention of the American Psychological Association. Her expanded research on “The Shadow of Money” was completed in 2012. In fall of 2013 she was a presenter at the annual conference of The Financial Therapy Association discussing understandings that emerged from her grounded theory research into the subjective experience of money. In 2015, textbook publisher Springer released Financial Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice in which Dr. Lyons coauthored a chapter titled, “Financial Therapy from a Self-psychological Perspective.”
In addition to being an adjunct faculty member at Antioch she is a clinician at the Santa Barbara County Psychiatric Health Facility and has a private practice in downtown Santa Barbara.