Asher Pandjiris is a queer, white, non-binary parent. They are an art-maker, an activist, a psychotherapist, a podcaster, and group facilitator. She is someone living with auto-immune based chronic health issues. Asher is a scholar of critical, psychoanalytic, and mindfulness based theories. Asher chases the sun whenever they can and has a small dog named Pickle. They currently reside on Lenape land in Brooklyn, NY and want to keep this in the front of mind more often.
Asher received a Masters of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies in 2007 and a Masters of Social Work from Smith College in 2013. In 2017, they completed a certificate program at The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. Additionally, they served as the Program Director at Balance Eating Disorder treatment center and have years of experience working with issues related to trauma and its impact on the body. Asher has published on the topics of intergenerational trauma transmission, the treatment of eating disorders, sexual assault in the music industry, and gender dysphoria. In 2019, her co-authored chapter was published in Sex, Sexuality, and Trans Identities: Clinical Guidance for Psychotherapists and Counselors (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).
Asher’s work is rooted in a belief that healing intergenerational wounds is in service of our collective liberation.