Linda Mastrangelo is an author, educator, artist and psychotherapist with a private practice specializing in grief, loss and dream studies in the San Francisco Bay area. She is also an adjunct professor for the Consciousness and Transformative Studies program at John F. Kennedy University. As a prolific dreamer since childhood, she discovered the remarkable potential of dreams as “good medicine.” Over the years, she has developed techniques that have empowered people to make more mindful changes in their lives and communities.

With years of training, facilitations, consultations and award winning research on using dreams as a therapeutic model, Linda has presented this work internationally in many institutes and organizations including; International Association for the Study of Dreams, John F. Kennedy University, California Association for Marriage Family Therapists, Hospice of the Valley, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, and The Dream Institute of Northern California. She also facilitates groups, training and consulting other therapists as well as those who seek guidance from their dreams.

In 2009, Linda was The Examiner’s first dream columnist and has written for other numerous publications including Good Therapy, The Dream Tribe, Lucid Dreaming Experience, DreamTime Magazine, Immanence; The Journal of Applied Mythology, Legend, and Folklore and as a contributor for two highly anticipated books; Sleep Monsters and Superheroes; Empowering Children through Creative Dreamplay and Dreams that Change Our Lives.

Linda serves on the Board of Directors, is Editor of Dream News and is Continuing Education Administrator for the International Association for the Study of Dreams.


  • Consciousness and Transformative Studies


Sleep, Dreams, and States of Consciousness

Selected Publications

Sleep Monsters and Superheroes: Empowering Children through Creative Dreamplay, Clare R. Johnson & Jean M. Campbell (Editors) http://www.abc-clio.com/Praeger/PrintProduct.aspx?pc=A4996C

Dreams that Change Our Lives http://chironpublications.com/shop/dreams-change-lives-publication-international-association-study-dreams/
Immanence Journal “What’s in a Name? The Archetype of the Name and its Myth as Personal Calling” Fall 2016 Issue http://immanencejournal.com/wp content/uploads/2016/10/Fall-2016-Immanence-Journal-double-spread-02Dec16.pdf

“Initiation Dreams, Part I: Big Dreams That Change Our Lives” ; Good Therapy https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/initiation-dreams-part-1-big-dreams-that-change-our-lives-0602165

“Initiation Dreams, Part II: Grief and the Underworld” Good Therapy, https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/initiation-dreams-part-ii-grief-and-the-underworld-0727165

“In the Hothouse of Ancestral Hush: Finding the Philosopher’s Stone”; DreamTime Magazine, Winter Issue, 2015

“Animal Dreaming: A Forgotten Eden”; DreamTime Magazine, Fall Issue, 2010. IASD’s 2010 Ernest Hartmann Award Winner.

Credentials & Accolades

M.A., Counseling Psychology specializing in Transpersonal Psychology; Graduate Certificate in Dream Studies John F. Kennedy University

M.A., Professional Writing, University of Southern California

B.A., Liberal Arts, May, New York University

Institute for Dream Studies, Certification

The International Association for the Study of Dreams, Board of Directors, 2012-present

California Association for Marriage Family Therapists, Member, 2011

IASD’s Ernest Hartmann Award Winner “Animal Dreaming: From Forgotten Eden.”

Researcher and Coder for “Emotion and Reflective Awareness in Dreaming: An Integration of Content and Process Approaches”

$2500 grant to the California research team out of Santa Clara University; Tracey L. Kahan, Ph.D. and Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D