805-705-2451 [email protected] Office in Santa Rosa, California
I engage therapeutically with you in a mutual, friendly conversation for the purposes of identifying those patterns, both conscious and unconscious, that may add or detract from your potentials for living a fulfilling life.
As a certified Jungian analyst, in addition to my training as a psychotherapist and couples counselor, I look to the periphery of our awareness for those patterns. There we may find clues for what is no longer working in the present and images of what might be calling you forward into new possibilities.
Depth psychology explores the yet to be known through working with unconscious material, such as dreams, symptoms, images, underlying patterns and emotions. Those not so obvious factors may be influencing and even distorting individual and relational living.
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 relational 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 to my formal educational training in theology, as a Jungian analyst and marriage family therapist, I use other approaches depending on your situation.
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 and important relational issues.
Experienced: Thirty plus years of counseling experience doing individual counseling as a Jungian analyst, and individual and couples counseling as a licensed Marriage Family Therapist.
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 in psychology and theology and a 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 serve people in the Santa Rosa region and generally in the San Francisco Bay area with my office located in Santa Rosa, CA.
I'd welcome your inquiry about working together.
Phone: 805-705-2451 Email: [email protected] Office: 633 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404