Licensed Clinical Social Worker
The word psychotherapy comes from the ancient Greek word “psyche” and “therapeia”. Psyche means soul, and the word therapeia, means healing.
I look at psychotherapy as that: Soul Healing. That the soul is a healer and seeks healing. Some of us hear the soul’s cry for healing. We experience it deeply and it is disorienting, and confusing. It might be that we are taken down a dark path which seems endless. We feel stuck, the world we live in no longer has answers, or the answer is not enough. When I experienced such disorientation and darkness, I started to have many dreams that I could not understand. I came upon Carl Jung’s “Memories, Dreams, and Reflections” which changed my life forever. It started me on the journey in Jungian analysis, delving more deeply within, discovering the different parts of myself I did not know, and discovering new things in myself.
I believe as Jung did that the experience of darkness, in whatever form it may take, has a goal and a purpose which is wholeness, or a call to live one’s unique life. I offer companionship to the person who is called to take the inner journey, to guide, and to support. The inner journey also includes the outside life of family, work, and society, so that outside and inside may come together in relation with each other. I offer a safe container where the work of soul healing can happen. I work with dreams and the imagination where applicable. The soul speaks through images and symbols that are grounded in the person, in the here and now, grounded in where one is today.