And the day came when the risk it took to
remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Jungian-oriented therapy is primarily concerned with the discovery and unfolding of a person's unique expression and purpose in life, whatever that may be. With its focus on exploring the unconscious, whether in the form of symptoms - depression, anxiety, loneliness, trauma responses, frustration, physical pain or illness, addictions, negative patterns of behaviors, problems in relationships, nightmares, insomnia, etc - or other expressions of the unconscious mind, such as dreams, fantasies, and complexes, our work together aims to bring about greater awareness of the self and a genuine experience of wholeness and fulfillment.
We provide a safe, supportive, and confidential space of listening, reflection, and exploration of both the conscious and unconscious psyche. We offer a place to discuss thoughts, feelings, ideas, fears, fantasies, challenges, dreams, questions, and answers, and we are fully committed to each client's self-expression and well-being.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
-Carl Gustav Jung
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think...of the world you carry within you.
-Rainer Maria Rilk
Steven J. Frank, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in West Los Angeles, CA. He is a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles where he serves as Director of the Kieffer Franz Clinic and Internship program. He previously served as the co-director of the Hilda Kirsch Children's Center. Dr. Frank received his BA in Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and received his MA and PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant University). He is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT12610) and as a Clinical Psychologist (PSY6029), and he was certified as a Jungian Analyst in 1983. Professional interests include the training and development of psychotherapists and Jungian analysts, the relationship between psyche and body, the psychological impact of serious illness, the therapeutic interactive field, creativity, and emerging developments in the field of Jungian psychology.
Marybeth Carter, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist (PSY27005) in private practice in West Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA. She has many years' experience in the field of violence prevention and helping individuals with the resolution of sexual, domestic, and child abuse; PTSD; and trauma. She is especially interested in the process of individuation, that is, the interrelatedness of the self and psyche. She has presented internationally on the topic of the healing nature of spontaneous visions and waking dreams. Additional interests include the comparative study of Jungian psychology with Buddhism and Taoism, including alchemy, and mindfulness meditation. She is a candidate-in-training at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.
Jennifer M. Sandoval, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist (PSY27635) in private practice in downtown Los Angeles and Fullerton, CA and a former intern at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. Dr. Sandoval received her BA in Theoretical Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an MA in Counseling Psychology, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Jennifer has spoken internationally on the topic of psychological forgiveness and lectured at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. In addition to forgiveness studies, primary interests include the study of archetypal psychology, the search for soul in the unconscious, and psychology as the discipline of interiority.
520 S Grand Ave Suite 680
Los Angeles CA 90071
305 N Harbor Blvd Ste 317
Fullerton, CA 92832
You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jungian-oriented therapy employs the techniques of talk therapy, dream analysis, exploration of developmental factors, psycho-education, somatic awareness, and attention to the therapeutic transference. We also explore current life situations, meaningful experiences, and pay special attention to numinous or out-of-the-ordinary moments in ordinary life, such as synchronicity, spontaneous visions, falling in love, or religious experience. Therapy may also include sandplay or art therapy if deemed helpful.
We are familiar with the challenges many people face today. Our therapists have significant life experience in addition to being highly trained in the field of Jungian psychology. We are also skilled in cognitive-behavioral therapy, marriage, couples, family, and child therapy, the treatment of trauma (childhood, sexual, and adult), eating disorders, addictions, and mood disorders. Our therapists also have knowledge of multiple religious and cultural traditions including Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, and Gnosticism, as well as diverse philosophical perspectives.
Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path... this is what I must do, this is what I've got to have.
This is who I am. - James Hillman
Call us to begin the conversation. We will be happy to set up an initial session with one of our therapists suited to your needs.
1736 S Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90024, United States