"In the deepest sense we all dream not out of ourselves but out of what lies between us and the other."
( C.G. Jung, Italics Jung's in a letter to James Kirsch on September 24th 1934.)
Welcome to my website!
As a certified Jungian analyst, in addition to my training as a psychotherapist and couples counselor, I look to the periphery of our awareness. There we may 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.
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.
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 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 and experience. 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.
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.
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.
I'd welcome your call and any questions.
Phone: 805-705-2451 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 633 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404