I have been a psychotherapist for over 25 years and have been trained in a variety of modalities with an emphasis in depth psychology. I am a certified (Diplomate) Jungian Analyst and trained at the CG Jung Institute/Zurich, Switzerland. The process of becoming a Jungian Analyst involves a rigorous training program of coursework, research and writing, extensive oral and written examinations, supervised case work and the writing of a thesis—alongside my own personal analysis. A core conviction of Analytic training is the idea that no professional can accompany you on your journey if they haven’t embarked upon that journey themselves. I believe we continue to grow and change throughout the lifespan.
How I Work
I incorporate a developmental approach and work as a relational psychotherapist with attention to attachment theory, relational trauma and issues arising from one’s family of origin. I combine this approach with a consideration of complex theory and how unconscious patterns and beliefs keep people stuck in old stories and behaviors that limit what is possible to experience in terms of core vitality and living authentically. I emphasize the mind/body connection as a core part of healing and have specialized training in trauma and somatic work. As a Jungian Analyst, I approach life from a symbolic attitude and am interested in the making of your personal myth while looking at how dreams and images from the unconscious can help guide and shape your process.
Mostly, I am interested in getting to know you and hearing your story to help you find practical and functional patterns of living that will enrich your life in the ways that matter most to you. This involves understanding how you have made sense of your life experiences, the stories you tell yourself, and how you have been conditioned to adapt to your life situations and traumas. Then we challenge those beliefs and behavioral patterns that are no longer working for you and seek creative ways of change as you forge your individuation path to allow your authentic personality develop and guide your life.
As a relational psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst, I seek to be attuned and committed to your process and will focus on your strengths in the process of change. Active listening with compassion, care and acceptance are important to your healing, as well as having an open and playful attitude around the areas where you feel stuck and want to see change. Staying attuned to your deep feelings matters, and I will work with you to help you stay linked to what matters most to you as you seek to live by your authentic values. As research shows, change happens best through the strength of a therapeutic relationship, so it matters who you work with.
I offer a 50-minute consultation session for a flat fee of $100 to see if you and I would be a good fit for therapy.
“Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”