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Licensed Clinical Social Worker #5016
960 E. Green Street, Suite 203
Pasadena, California 91106


I have a full-time private practice in Pasadena, California and serve people of all ages. With many years of professional experience I work in the following modalities:

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Conjoint (for example, Parent/Child)
  • Family
  • Supervision
  • Consultation

I have expertise in helping people with a range of problems including depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement issues, relationship problems, work problems, men’s and women’s issues, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, characterological and developmental issues, family and school behavioral problems.

Although I am a Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist, I am practical in my clinical work and will employ whatever theory and techniques are necessary to assist patients in healing as effectively and quickly as possible.

I have particular skills in dream interpretation and the employment of sandplay as a technique.

Also, I am the former Director of the Hilde Kirsch Children’s Center at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.  I have lectured statewide as well as nationally and several of my articles have been published in professional journals.


C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, California (1988-1998), Certified Jungian Analyst

The Sanville Institute – formerly California Institute for Clinical Social Work (1981-1987), Ph.D.

University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, Maryland, (1967-1969), M.S.W.

University of California, Berkeley, California (1962-1966), B.A.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #5016
Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work #000575
Academy of Certified Social Workers, NASW #88105428


Suggested Readings

Living in the Borderlands
Jerome S. Bernstein

Dream Book
Betty Bethards

Radical Acceptance
Tara Brach

Gifts Differing
Isabel Briggs Myers & Peter B. Myers

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Richard Carlson

Healers on Healing
Richard Carlson & Benjamin Shield

The Religious Function of the Psyche
Lionel Corbett

The Four-Fold Way
Angeles Arrien

The Archetype of the Apocalypse
– and
Anatomy of the Psyche
– and
Ego & Archetype
– and
Melville’s Moby Dick: An American Nekyia
Edward Edinger

The Way of the Small
Michael Gellert

Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert

Transforming & Healing
– and
No Death, No Fear
Thich Nhat Hanh

The Parental Image
M. Esther Harding

Why is it always about You?
Sandy Hotchkiss

Memories, Dreams, Reflections
C.G. Jung

Man & His Symbols
Carl G. Jung

Dora M. Kalff

Inner World of Trauma
Donald Kalsched

How to use the I Ching
Stephen J. Karcher

Please Understand Me
David Keirsey & Marilyn Bates

Overcoming Life’s Disappointments
– and
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Harold S. Kushner

Type Talk
Otto Kroeger & Janet M. Thuesen

Introvert Advantage
Marti Laney

Stop Walking on Eggshells
Paul T. Mason & Randi Kreger

Mutant Message Down Under
Marlo Morgan

Anatomy of the Spirit
Carolyn Myss

The Fear of the Feminine
– and
The Child
Erich Neumann

The Wisdom of Menopause
Christiane Northrup

Second Sight
Judith Orloff

Her Blood is Gold
Lara Owen

Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke

Sandplay:  Past, Present and Future
Rie Rogers Mitchell & Harriet Friedman

The Jewel in the Wound
Rose-Emily Rothenberg

The Invisible Partners
John Sanford

Emptiness Dancing

Digesting Jung
Daryl Sharp

The Goddess in Everywoman
– and
The Gods in Everyman
Jean Shinoda Bolen

The New Male Sexuality
Bernie Silbergeld

The Book of Questions
Gregory Stock

The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos
– and
Humanity and the New Story
Brian Swimm

Nurture by Nature
Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron Tieger

Do What You Are
Tieger & Tieger

A New Earth
– and
The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle

Puer Aeternus
Marie Louise von Franz

Symbolic Quest
Edward Whitmont

I Ching Workbook
R.L. Wing

If you are having a psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care facility.

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