Destinie Vidrio

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: MS, AMFT

Industry Expertise: marriage and family therapy and trauma therapy

Research Interest: the asexual identity, asexuality and mental health, and asexual women


Destinie Vidrio is an associate marriage and family therapist who has years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and the LGBTQIA+ Community. She earned her MS in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from California Lutheran University where she specialized in attachment theory and techniques. She is currently working on her PhD in depth psychology with a specialization in integrative therapy and healing at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her dissertation research is focused on using archetypal psychology to help understand the asexual woman’s lived experience. Throughout her career Vidrio has worked at trauma based nonprofits, rape crisis centers, substance abuse recovery programs, and is currently working at a private practice in Thousand Oaks, California. She has experience working with survivors of trauma, particularly sexual trauma, and the LGBTQIA+ community, primarily with those who identify as asexual, trans, and non-binary. Vidrio works out of a trauma-focused lens incorporating an attachment and Jungian-based approach to her therapy. She is trained in EMDR, sandtray, dream tending and sexual assault and domestic violence crisis counseling.