Dr. Jacquelyn Rinaldi has spent the last ten years researching compassion and self-awareness as well as the effects of meditation on the psyche. 

Trained in archetypal psychology—a combination of psychology and the spiritual aspects of the psyche. Dr. Rinaldi received her doctorate in mythological studies and depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her teaching incorporates self-awareness as a key to humanity’s next evolutionary step. She is currently completing her second doctorate in clinical psychology at California School of Professional Psychology. In addition, she has earned a certificate from Stanford University in Compassion Cultivation Training. She has also completed a 2-year mindfulness teacher training program through Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Rinaldi’s teachings incorporate deepening self-awareness as a key to achieving more psychological wholeness. Living with more psychological wholeness directly affects how we govern, lead, teach, manage, inspire, parent, and relate in our personal and professional relationships. The more self-aware we are, the more apt we are to choose assertive, wholehearted, compassionate responses when challenging situations arise. As we deepen our self-awareness, we also develop greater clarity, compassion, and resilience. As we become more psychologically whole, we begin showing up as the best version of who we are—creating more well-being, meaning, and success in our lives.

Dr. Rinaldi has a coaching practice and works as a supervised psychotherapist; in her coaching and therapy work she is enthusiastic about helping clients reach their full potential. Her approach to supporting growth in clients is to create opportunities for clients to see a wider perspective. As we understand the pushes and pulls from within our psyche, we often begin to question our automatic responses, creating a wider view that makes new choices more clear and different outcomes possible. When these automatic responses remain unconscious, they often create thinking patterns that limit our success, through therapy and hard work outcomes change.

Rinaldi and Mayes authored a book titled Learning Compassion: Conflict Resolution Through Education and Therapy. Rinaldi is the co-editor of New Vision and New Voices: Extending the Principles of Archetypal Pedagogy to Include a Variety of Venues, Issues, and Projects, Vol 2 which is currently in press. She has authored a chapter in the book titled, Educating for Integration–Not Annihilation.


In addition, Dr. Rinaldi is developing a family mindfulness program synthesized from the fields of mindfulness, parenting, and family systems psychology with the goal of develop a teaching model that supports emotion regulation in children and their parents. The research for this project has been presented at the APA Division 43: Family, Couple, and Child Conference 2022 in Los Angeles.


Dr. Rinaldi is also a lecturer for the Psychology and Humanities Department at the College of Southern Nevada and enjoys speaking and offering workshops for corporate clients and conferences across the country.


Professional Memberships:
American Psychological Association
Nevada Psychological Association

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