I am a licensed clinical psychologist (license #PSY13691), a certified Jungian analyst, and an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. I provide psychotherapy and Jungian analysis for individual adults, and I provide couples therapy. I am also a registered expressive arts therapist and music therapist, and helped co-found the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). I was licensed as a psychologist in 1994 and have been in practice for over thirty years.
Along with my work as a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst, I enjoy teaching and providing supervision. I have taught and supervised at various graduate institutions in the Bay Area and currently am a consultant and instructor in the analytic training program at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. I also provide clinical consultation to therapists and practitioners in my private practice. I have taught extensively on C. G. Jung’s method of Active Imagination, The Transcendent Function, Complex Theory, Dream Work, Creativity, Authentic Movement, and Expressive Arts Therapy.
I have a bachelors degree in sociology, a masters in clinical psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology. I also have an associates degree in music and post-graduate coursework in music therapy, which led to certification as a music therapist. I trained in the 80's and early 90's in various settings such as UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, Residential Treatment, Center for Special Problems, and private practice. My experience in these various settings give me a broad view into mental health issues that cause suffering and illness. My doctoral dissertation is titled “Creative Blocks: From a Self-Psychological Perspective” (Goldrich, L., 1992) in which I hypothesized that a person may experience themselves as creatively blocked due to early childhood developmental deficits. The aim of my research was to identify the factors that lead to creative blocks in order to assist a person in experiencing a more creative and fulfilling life. This research during my doctoral studies still forms a part of the foundation of my approach to psychotherapy and analysis. I believe we all have the potential to live a creative and meaningful life and at times need assistance in unleashing this potential and living out what is most alive and important to us.
My work as a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst is influenced by a variety of theories and practices in the fields of psychology, somatics, expressive arts, and spirituality. I am especially influenced by the work of C. G. Jung. Jung refers to the term “individuation” as the process of becoming one’s true self. It is my honor, my passion and my calling to travel with others on their own individuation journey.
Picture: Photograph at Green Gulch Zen Center
Photographer: Kathee Miller, MFT
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