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Are you looking to transform old repetitive patterns that are causing distress in your life and relationships? Are you interested in searching for new ways of being with yourself, others, and in the world? Would you like to embark on a process of personal growth and change that can lead to a more satisfying existence? Then I may be of assistance to you. I practice depth psychotherapy and Jungian analysis and treat general emotional and psychological problems, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, career transitions, grief and loss , sexual and sleep disorders. I work with individual adults, couples, and adolescents with diverse backgrounds.
I am a Jungian analyst, Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic #MFC 24464) and an Analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco with over 30 years of clinical experience. My office is in Montclair, Oakland, in the East Bay.
In my practice of Jungian psychotherapy, my focus is on unconscious communications from the inner voice. This includes an analysis of issues in life that are blocking the way to being more creative, in service of your vocation and meaning. What actually creates the therapeutic effect in Jungian analysis is the broadening of the personality and deepening of a capacity to relate more authentically to oneself and others, and the Self. This may lead to a therapeutic process that can be healing. As a Jungian analyst, I am passionate about my work and find meaning in helping others become more resilient, related, and alive. I can work interactively with you, provide short term and long term psychotherapy or analysis and incorporate dream work towards the goal of the healing and resolution of conflicts. I hope to help you fulfill your life-potential, and achieve optimum mental health.
In working with couples, I like to work psychodynamically. I take an in-depth look at how the family of origin and parental complexes may be interfering with the healthy functioning of the current partnership, or interpersonal relationship. Sometimes a childhood trauma may be at the root of symptoms that are problematic in the interpersonal dynamics of the couple and getting an understanding of traumatic memories and how they have influenced relational patterns can set up a whole new way of relating to one another. Another important area that I explore in the relationship are the differences in psychological type of each individual and how differences in attitude and type orientation can lead to misunderstandings or complimentarity. In addition, we may talk together about improving communication, intimacy, parenting, and learning how to resolve conflicts and learn how to enjoy being together.