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What we see most clearly, consciously, is not necessarily what's most important!
What lies on the fringes of our awareness, the unconscious, may be most critical in our healing process. Without undervaluing our conscious ego concerns, I am also particularly trained in the field of depth psychology.
As a certified Jungian analyst, in addition to my training as a psychotherapist and couples counselor, I look to the periphery of our awareness as well. There we may well find clues for what is no longer working in the present and images of what might be calling us forward into new possibilities.
Depth psychology explores through working with unconscious material, such as dreams, symptoms, images, underlying patterns and emotions. Those not so clear factors may be influencing and even distorting individual and relational living.
Choosing a therapist who is right for you is, as you know, important and at times not so easy. So I hope you will find my unique training understandable and helpful. We can always talk about this more.
I invite you to meet with me so we both can determine if working together seems to align in a good mutual working relationship.
As a certified Jungian analyst and a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have worked with individuals and couples for over thirty years. However, an initial appointment, in which you experience us working together, is what seems most helpful in exploring this possibility. It does seem, in the end, to be the therapeutic presence of the psychotherapist drawing upon their experience and training that is most crucial along with the willingness and courage of each unique person in psychotherapy to bring their concerns to the work as they are able.
Feel free to call me with any questions at (805-705-2451) or email me at email@example.com. I'd welcome your call and hopefully the beginning of a beneficial working relationship with whatever your motivations are for seeking help at this time.
A few further thoughts as you consider proceeding with working on your concerns:
Some incident, thought, image, or feeling has perhaps motivated you to reach out. Perhaps you feel anxious, or depressed, or traumatized? Perhaps just confused about next steps? There is a continuum of possibilities.
There may be, for example, grief from loss, anxieties, depression, fears, loss of self esteem, loss of confidence, relationship concerns surrounding gender issues, sexuality concerns, reactions to health issues, aging concerns, spiritual struggles, or identity issues (Just who am I meant to be?) - to name only a few.
Often people seek to work on themselves during times of transition: losses, separations, divorcing, breaking up, changing careers, facing frightening health issues.
Whatever motivates your inquiry, I want to provide a safe, comfortable container for you to work on yourself. I draw on many different ways to help you work on your concerns with my training as a certified Jungian analyst, and licensed Marriage Family Therapist. In addition I use other approaches depending on the situation with personal experience in Gestalt, object relations, Sullivanian work and group work. I integrate these approaches for each unique person and situation.
Beyond my three graduate degrees, my training as a Jungian analyst provides a depth approach to psychotherapy. This means I work with unconscious material such as dreams. My training at the New York Institute involved years of individual analysis, individual and group supervision, along with courses in a Jungian approach to analysis.
My training as a marriage family therapist focuses on relational issues among couples and family members.
My main concern always is what is called for in each situation. I rely on years of experience, training and personal work to therapeutically meet you and your ongoing, often changing, concerns.
My role as a psychotherapist is to help you work with what is emerging for you in your life at any particular time. Together, we open ourselves to those more than conscious influences, while not discounting the conscious ego important relational issues.
A brief summary:
Experienced: Thirty plus years of counseling experience doing individual counseling as a Jungian analyst, and couples counseling as a Marriage Family Therapist.
I serve people in the Santa Rosa region and generally in the San Francisco Bay area with my office located in Santa Rosa, CA.
I've been a Certified Jungian analyst since 1974 having trained at the New York Institute, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist since 1989.
Educated: Three graduate degrees, Diploma as a Jungian analyst, Certified by New York and San Francisco Jung Institutes. (See resume for further information.)
Recognized: Certified Jungian analyst, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Research Psychoanalyst under California Medical Board, Professor, former first Provost of Pacifica Graduate Institute and core faculty member for some 18 years, author, member International Association of Analytical Psychologists.
Joseph Campbell once wrote, "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
It would be a privilege to work with you on your life's journey.
Phone: 805-705-2451 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 633 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404