Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
You are seeking a psychotherapist—the beginning of a vulnerable and profound initiation.
Psychotherapy cultivates a safe place to explore what life is asking of you, and to discover how to proceed in a way that feels life enhancing and congruent with your inner self. Jungian therapy can be a sanctuary – a home for your psyche – body, mind, and spirit. I strongly believe in the process of psychotherapy. I have witnessed the power of psychotherapy to deepen and transform patient’s lives. I believe symptoms are meaningful, and personal suffering can be a vehicle for becoming more conscious and open to life. Sometimes it is a struggle to grow more fully aligned with the breadth of who you are.
The creative urge lives and grows like a tree in the earth from which it draws its nourishment. We would do well to think of the creative process as a living thing implanted in the human psyche.
If you feel interested, I am happy to talk with you by phone about what you are hoping for, and answer any questions you might have including about my approach and rates, and anything more that occurs to you, as we discuss the possibility of scheduling an initial session.
A Note on COVID
The human condition is wrought with uncertainty of the future — and the pandemic has brought our vulnerability home. Consciously relating to the unknown is a spiritual task, and one for which the COVID situation has cracked open for many seekers of self-fulfillment.
Jungian Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy for…
In the process of working together trust grows, and a safe place develops for personal exploration and meaningful change. In addition to alleviating painful symptoms, deepening self-awareness, and moving beyond old patterns and wounding, depth psychotherapy/analysis involves personal transformation — a process Jung called individuation.
With guidance couples become more adept at communicating feelings and needs. Couples learn to slow down, and to de-escalate tense moments, to become more present, and receptive to one another in a process of deepening understanding, and intimacy.
Adolescence is a liminal time between childhood and adulthood, when the chrysalis of family life begins to feel confining, and yet the demands of life – the inner life and the pressures from the outer world – can feel overwhelming. Psychotherapy is a stabilizing influence in the messy and challenging adventure of growing up.
I am an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco with a Masters in Dance from Mills College, and a Masters in Psychology with a specialization in Somatic Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies. From my deep roots in dance and the arts I bring an understanding of movement and body awareness, creativity, and the imagination to my patients. Jung suggests, “that psyche and matter are two different aspects of one and the same thing”. Psyche moves the body and the body moves psyche. Listening to the unconscious, and actively engaging with what emerges is a creative, unfolding process.
“Man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life. That is why man is ever ready to suffer, on the condition, to be sure, that his suffering has a meaning.”