EXPERIENCE MATTERS FOR WHAT MATTERS TO YOU
Experienced: Forty plus years of counseling experience doing individual counseling as a Jungian analyst, couples counseling for all couples as a Marriage Family Therapist, counseling serving people in Santa Rosa and the San Francisco Bay area. Counseling starts where you are with what matters to you, your particular concerns. They may be, for example, grief reactions, anxieties, depression, fears, loss of self esteem, loss of confidence, relationship concerns, gender identity issues - to name only a few. Certified Jungian analyst since 1974, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist since 1989.
Educated: Three graduate degrees in psychology and theology, including doctoral level in pastoral counseling, 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, author, Episcopalian priest (I honor your beliefs and no impostion of mine on yours while recognizing the spiritual questions that we often face in the concrerte living of our lives), member International Association of Analytical Psychologists.
I'd like to help you with your particular concerns. I start with you. You are unique and meant to be so and I want to help you unfold your uniqueness in the midst of living.
Joseph Campbell once wrote, "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
It would be my privilege to work with you.
Phone: 805-705-2451 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 633 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404
Some further words...
I help you access the wisdom of the unconscious, often through dreams, as a way to inform your individual and relational issues such as, for example: the emotional effects of cancer, heart surgery, sickness, being a dad, affairs, men's issues, spousal arguments, separations, divorces, to break up or not to break up, vocational concerns, struggles with school, parents, spouses, desires to change others, and ourselves, and aging concerns.
Since you are considering psychotherapy as an individual or couple, there are many choices before you. You will have certain expectations for a potential therapist. You will want to find someone you feel is a “good fit.” I believe you would best know this in experiencing an actual session with a potential therapist. The following,however, may be helpful in providing a bridge to my work.
I am, as I've indicated, a certified Jungian analyst and licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I work from a depth perspective in both my individual and couples work. Unlike many popular and pragmatic oriented approaches, a depth approach also includes attention to unconscious processes. Adjusting, even changing, the ego orientation is most often not enough. Hence the attention to dreams, day dreams, symptoms, intuitions and experiences on the margins of our existence. A depth approach attempts to provide lasting changes by addressing underlying sources of change and healing.
Your experience of the depth approach to change and how this applies to your life is what matters most.