MEET THE TEAM
Born and educated in Poland, Danuta Bennett holds a Ph.D. in biology and paleolimnology and an M.S in education. She currently share her time between her art and business. She is also active in the local Santa Barbara art community and currently is a vice president of the Santa Barbara Art Association, and active member of Santa Barbara Studio Artists, Mesa Artists Studio Tour and Carpinteria Art Center.
Dr. Bennett is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience in applied public and private sector mental health settings. He is core faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and professor at Reiss-Davis Child Study.Dr. Bennett is past president of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association, past president elect of the Psychology Department at Ventura County Medical Center, and founder and first Director of Training for Ventura County Department of Behavioral Health's pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology. He maintains a private practice with offices in Ventura and Santa Barbara and has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 15 years.
Artist, actor, visual philosopher and author, Leigh studied acting at the prestigious Julliard School at Lincoln Center in New York City. He is a founder of Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance (OFFER) as a seed idea meant to awaken our deepest knowing and to stimulate the emerging waters of imaginative renaissance & rebirth. He lectures both nationally and internationally and has given numerous talks and presentations of his holographic art and visual philosophy.
BOARD OF ADVISORS:
Allen Bishop, Ph.D.
Dr. Bishop is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified psychoanalyst, and performing pianist. He has been a leader in the Santa Barbara psychoanalytic community for over 31 years and is a former training and supervising Analyst at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) in Los Angeles. He is Professor Emeritus at Pacifica Graduate Institute and teaches at Antioch University, Santa Barbara.