Kyrai Antares, Ph.D.,
Kyrai (key-rye) Antares earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University, her Master's Degree in Depth Psychology from Vermont College, and her Bachelor's Degree in Eating Disorders Counseling from Union Institute and University. Kyrai brings a unique set of personal and professional experiences to her work in counseling psychology. In addition to her academic training, she has been a foster and adoptive parent, and has studied occult spirituality and consciousness development. Kyrai grew up in the Detroit metro area, and also lived in Berea, KY for seven years, Kalamazoo, MI for seven years, and has been in Eugene/Springfield, OR since 2019. Kyrai has been a single/only parent for many years, and identifies as queer, which, for her, means bisexual.
For seven years in Kentucky, Kyrai designed and facilitated workshops for women in Appalachia, providing opportunities for self-exploration from a depth perspective. She has worked in community clinics, university counseling centers, and in private practice. Kyrai has a passion for anti-racism work and has been on a journey of anti-racist identity development for two decades. She intends to continue that never-ending journey for the rest of her life. Through education and consultation, Kyrai provides workshops and lectures on anti-racism in the college classroom environment and for institutions as well.
Beginning in Winter term of 2022, Kyrai will be teaching as a part-time Instructor at the University of Oregon in the counseling psychology graduate program.