Joey Paynter’s diverse background in psychological studies and her passion for empowering the human soul has led her to over 40 countries as a counselor, healer, lecturer, teacher, and photojournalist. She has provided healing and therapy to refugees, orphans, prostitutes, victims of trauma, and she has also run support groups for those that have been affected with HIV/AIDS. Joey holds master degrees in Clinical Psychology and Depth Psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Jungian and Archetypal studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her research is fueled by her passion to navigate the depths of the underworld through the ritual of sacred play. 

Joey is also a trained evolutionary astrologer from the master teachings of Steven Forrest, has completed a 2 year soul arts apprenticeship program under a Shaman, experienced a 3 day vision quest in Montana, and has worked with individuals and groups for over 15 years. She specializes in relational dynamics, reclaiming one's personal power, and her favorite ---> the art of sacred play. Her heartbeat is to create what has yet to be created and to empower another to be fully alive.  

Joey currently resides in Laguna Hills, CA. She offers therapeutic soul discovery sessions, creates ritual/ceremonies for events, facilitates soul stories, lectures on various topics, and provides astrology readings. Sessions can be done in person, by phone, or Skype.  

She also provides soul photography for children, families, couples, engagements, weddings, product, and lifestyle shoots. If interested in her photographic eye, you may view her work at and follow her on Instagram @joeypaynterphotography and @payntingtheworld




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