Jungian analysis and psychotherapy for individuals & couples
Specializing in a Depth Approach to Depression, Anxiety, Addiction and Relationship Issues
My approach is informed by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung’s (1875-1961) analytical psychology. Jung emphasized the wisdom of the psyche and the importance of integrating the unconscious on one’s path to becoming whole. Rather than pathologizing symptoms, I work with clients to bring meaning to their experiences and what is being carried by the body and conveyed by one’s unconscious. It is this meaning that facilitates healing. Working with dreams, symbols, and myths, I assist clients as they open to a more authentic experience of themselves and their world.
C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Certified Jungian Analyst
UCLA, School of Public Policy and Social Welfare, MSW
Art Center College of Design
Occidental College, BA
License CA LCS 21745
What is Jungian analysis?
Jungian analysis involves the analyst and patient working together to increase the patient’s consciousness in order to move toward psychological balance and wholeness, and to bring relief and meaning to psychological suffering. The process can treat a broad range of emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety, and it can also assist anyone who wishes to pursue psychological growth. At the heart of Jungian analysis is a realignment of conscious and unconscious aspects of the personality with an ensuing creation of new values and purpose. Jung wrote:
“The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me. Or, conversely, I myself am a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer, for otherwise I am dependent upon the world’s answer. That is a suprapersonal life task, which I accomplish only by effort and with difficulty.”
To begin to address the meaning of one’s existence is no easy feat. But the price of not doing so can result in all manner of disease and symptoms that can indicate a break from one’s true self. My work with patients seeks to increase consciousness, by integrating shadow material and developing a greater connection to the Self. I am particularly interested in the creative process and the image-making aspect of the psyche and utilize the exploration of dreams, story, and visual imagery to help bring meaning to a patient’s life.