I am a senior Jungian Analyst, a Registered Board-Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have combined these disciplines in my work with clients for many years. I see individuals and groups in my private practice, which I have recently moved from Chevy Chase, Maryland to Washington, DC.
My approach is a relational one. I believe that the most important aspect of therapy/analysis is the relationship between therapist and client. Understanding the dynamics between myself and my client has been one of my primary interests during all the years of my practice. Since my clients may engage in dialogue with me, as well as make art, bring dreams, use phrases from dance movement, maybe even bring music, I pay attention to what happens as we sit together in the silent space. This was, in fact, the topic of my thesis for my diploma. Making Art in the Presence of the Analyst: What Happens in the Silent Space. The work goes deep and we are both affected. What happens in the 60 minute hour is an experience of Jung.
My way of working is beneficial in the treatment of issues such as self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, unblocking creative energy, loss, grieving and more. My client base ranges from 20’s to elderhood and end of life.
I believe that the potential for change is always present. The time spent deepening one’s relationship to the Self is time well spent. The goal that Jung called Individuation promises to bring the client into conscious relationship with her/him self. It is a gift.
My groups are Jungian Art Therapy based. Some have continued for many years during which time creativity of all sorts has burgeoned. Poems, plays, memoirs have been written, sculptures, sandtrays, and paintings have been created.
In addition to my clinical work I give workshops and teach small experiential classes for the Washington Jung Society, The Philadelphia Association for Jungian Analysis, (PAJA) and elsewhere.
I love my work. I find that the combination of art therapy and Jungian Analytical
Psychology creates a dynamic framework for clients of all ages seeking change and healing. It is soulful. I continue to grow myself with each client I see.