About Todd

Licensed Professional Counselor

First, thank you for making it this far into the website … I appreciate your taking the time.  I have over 20 years of experience in professional counseling inside of hospitals, drug and alcohol recovery centers, schools, employee assistance programs, supporting military service members, and front-line crisis intervention. However, my personal journey has taken me, step by step, away from my culture of origin to live with (from my perspective) ‘foreign’ or ‘first-native’ peoples. I began my psychological career studying archetypal, depth psychology and became immersed in comparative religion, mythological themes, and traditional systems of healing. From living in rural Hawaii, to Navajo Nation, to Northern Thailand and Myanmar, I have worked towards integrating traditional wisdom with contemporary psychological practice. I currently reside in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  

Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) TN USA
  • National Board of Professional Counselors (NBCC)
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Certified Telehealth Mental Health Practitioner

education background

  • BA History, Miami University of Ohio
  • MA Counseling / Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, California
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hawaii College of TCM, Big Island, Hawaii
  • Comparative Religion and Psychology, Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand

Professional Experience

  • Youths and Families with Exceptional Education in Hawaii and Navajo Nation Arizona Addiction and Trauma Recovery
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Military and Family Life Counseling
  • Independent Practice

Theoretical Influences

  • Analytical Psychology (Carl Jung)
  • Self-Psychology (Heinz Kohut)
  • Lacanian Psychoanalysis (Jacques Lacan)
  • Vipassana/ Inner Path Meditation (Sayado Kyiatisaung)
  • Hatha Yoga (T.K.V. Desikachar)

Todd B. Peyton, LPC

licensed professional counselor