Dr. Lucy Papillon, Ph.D


Dr. Lucy Papillon, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical and media psychologist with offices in Hermosa Beach. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Papillon is experienced as a Clinical Director of several hospital programs, a faculty member of both medical schools and universities, an expert working with inmates in a state prison, and as a director of special programs for entrepreneurs and corporations across America. Altogether, Dr. Papillon has over 20 years of experience reframing and providing breakthrough paradigms for patients from every demographic.

With a unique approach to her practice, Dr. Papillon describes herself an as "evocateur": someone who calls out another's highest possibilities. Her process with each patient begins by simply building a relationship of trust, creating a safe environment where one can feel comfortable freely expressing themselves and going into depth about their particular challenges. Dr. Papillon has been able to draw from a vast array of ageless wisdom through her studies of spiritual teachings and philosophies. She uses them along with her outstanding training as a psychologist to conceive a one-of-a-kind approach for individuals, couples, families, organizations, and corporations.

Although she may never mention it in her sessions with patients, Dr. Papillon believes that spirituality is an essential component to healing. Spirituality being defined as the courage to look within and to trust what's there. What one may find within is a deep sense of belonging, of wholeness, of connectedness to something greater than themselves, and of openness to all that is possible. Dr. Papillon is committed to the truth that integrating both psychology and spirituality is what sets people free – free from the idea that they have been wounded too deeply to heal and ultimately free them from any hesitation to live their life from the inside out – becoming more of who they already are in the depth of their soul.

A Word From Dr. Papillon:

"My awakening has been exciting, terrifying, exhilarating, and most of all, bumpy. Yet, each challenge, each seeming obstacle has truly been a door to new life.

As a result of tragic and extremely traumatic experiences I went through for over a year, I am not the psychologist I was when I received my license. I have much more depth of understanding and certainly am more humble, knowing firsthand what it takes to climb out of the depths of despair, chaos, judgment, rejection, and so on. My firm unwavering conviction is that if you choose to recover, to get back to where you started as a pure Soul entering into this earthly form of being, you must equally address the spiritual aspects of your being with the psychological components of your personality."

"The pain you grasp so tightly is the doorway to the treasure you seek"