Jungian Analysis, the foundation of my holistic approach to talk therapy, is a way of deeply understanding ourselves and our place in the world based upon the work of C.G. Jung. In a thorough Analysis, one comes into a direct experience and understanding of not only one’s personal unconscious, but also the power of the collective unconscious and the archetypes and healing symbols and energy that reside there.
The causes and conditions of our suffering are often, although not always, complex and can begin in our early development and early relations with others. Patterns develop that become ingrained behaviors and confused perceptions of ourselves and others. It is because of this that psychoanalysis is not a “quick fix.” To find any traction in changing, a very deep commitment to oneself and to the process is required.
The pain, anxiety, and/or depression that we are feeling may actually be a positive “alert” (like the check engine light in a car) for us to begin to pay attention to a much deeper and meaningful life than we have previously imagined for ourselves. When we lose connection to what is “true” for ourselves we can suffer tremendous emotional and psychological pain. Jungian Analysis is a way to reconnect with this most precious inner truth of who we are and how to actually awaken and embody this creative potential in our lives.
In addition to my twenty years as a Psychotherapist & Jungian Analyst, I am also a Somatic Experiencing™ (SE®) Practitioner, and while we are having conversations that relate to your mental/emotional experience of life – memories, thoughts, dreams – we may stop and pause to also look to the body for the story that it wants to tell. What are the actual sensations in your body? How does your body tell you this is true? What do you notice happening in your body right now? The Somatic Experiencing™ method is a body-oriented approach developed by Peter Levine that tends to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. We may also use supportive touch work which uses gentle touch/contact with the body to reconnect body and mind in ways that may have been ruptured or never developed based upon early developmental trauma or neglect.
“The body says what words cannot.” ~ Martha Graham
Through Talk Therapy & Somatic Experiencing, I can provide clients help and healing with:
- Women’s Cycle of Life Issues
- Addiction & Recovery – 12 Step Support
- Depression/ Anxiety
- Co-Dependency & Low Self Esteem
- Families, Partners and Children Affected by Alcoholism, Addictions, & Other Family Dysfunction
- Early Developmental Trauma & Neglect
- PTSD/Complex PTSD
- Sexual Trauma
- Couples Counseling
- Dream Analysis
- Grief & Loss
- Stress Management (Meditation Instruction)
- Creativity Blocks
- Life Transitions Support
- Diagnosis Shock & Illness
- Spiritual Crisis/ Psychospiritual Emergencies
- Safe Embodiment and Trauma Resolution especially for those who have a spiritual practice or are long time meditators.
What to expect during a Talk Therapy appointment with me:
Jungian psychoanalysis is, essentially, a guided conversation. We will, together, look for patterns in your life to understand how they first came about. By talking, imagining together, and looking at your dream life, we focus on the brilliance of your unconscious mind that knows more about how you need to heal as there is no one size fits all to healing work. Bringing new levels of conscious awareness to our struggles can be profoundly healing and life changing. Throughout, we will nurture self-compassion. This will be a safe, gentle, healing space for you to do this important inner work.
$250 per session for individuals
$300 per session for couples
Each individual Talk Therapy session is 50 minutes, and appointments with couples are 75 minutes.
I am available for in-person sessions at my Encino office and for long distance consultations via Skype or telephone.
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Helpful things to know
Cash, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and personal checks are accepted.
While I do not accept insurance, Psychoanalysis services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully. I am able to offer a “Super Bill” at the end of the month or another agreed upon time for you to send directly to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Psychological Energy Medicine and Shamanic Mentoring are not covered by insurance.
About my Cancellation Policy
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 48 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
About care outside California
California state laws prohibits psychotherapy out of state. If you are living outside of the state of California, my work with you cannot be practiced under my California license. Instead, in order to work with you safely and legally, I will be practicing as a Distanced Credentialed Counselor.