Sparlha Swaby

About Me


Who I Am* 

​I am a Jamaican-American woman who grew up between the Caribbean, New York and California. I graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Stanford University with a focus on Spiritual Ecology (the relationship between humans, nature and spirit).

A singer and a poet, I was a full time singer-songwriter and performing artist for many years before starting on the path to becoming a psychotherapist. You can find out more about my artist life here. 

I received a MA in Integral Counseling Psychology at CIIS and completed a three year training program in psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy at the Women's Therapy Center.

Practicing insight meditation for the last 10+ years, I continue to find great wisdom in the Dharma, as well as in Afro-Diasporic spiritual traditions.

All the ways we connect with spirit are of interest to me. 

All the ways we make meaning from our life stories are of interest to me.

Education & 


MA in Counseling Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies

BA in Anthropology

Stanford University

Three Year Training

Women's Therapy Center

Ron Brown Scholar