Lupita Kirklin, MS, MFTI, Life Coach


About Me

Dr. Lupita Kirklin is a Mexican-Licensed Psychologist, who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. She will soon earn her second doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with emphasis in Depth Psychology (Jungian Psychology) from Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, CA. She has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 19 years and has worked and trained in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient and outpatient care facilities, community mental health settings, juvenile forensic settings, and in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Los Angeles Area.


She is currently in the process of completing her dissertation edits on NDE, from a Jungian and alchemical point of view. As part of her dissertation research project, she is developing the first NDE instrument that will help measuring the treatment of the aftereffects of the NDE from a clinical perspective and also from a Jungian perspective, which helps integrate the clinical aspects of the phenomenon of STEs with the spiritual aspect of the process of integrating the STE into the person’s life.


As the former Director of Integral Center of Psychological Support, or Centro Integral de Apoyo para Diagnóstico y Tratamiento Psicológicos (CIAP), Dr. Kirklin presented workshops nationwide, appeared on the television program Salud y Vida and radio talk shows in México. She has also written a series of articles, entitled Anatomy of the Spirit, which addressed methods for balancing one’s chakras and other spiritual healing techniques.


Yoga, meditation, and interpretation and analysis of dreams are activities that give Dr. Kirklin a sense of personal growth and fulfillment.  Additionally, alchemy, astrology, NDE, spiritually transformative experiences (STE), and Egyptology are all topics of personal interest. Dr. Kirklin is also in the process of writing her first book on dreams.


At the September, 2009 NDE conference in San Diego, Dr. Kirklin was interviewed by Paul Perry on her NDE story of 1982, where she suffered an accident in which she briefly died and was then revived.


Dr. Kirklin was one of the founding members of the Board of Directors of ACISTE’s (American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences) and holds an ACISTE certification that qualifies her as a mental health professional specializing in the treatment of the negative and/or positive  aftereffects of Near-Death Experiences and Spiritually Transformative Experiences. Dr. Lupita Kirklin is currently residing with her Husband and children in Los Angeles County, California.