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What Is Jungian Analysis and Psychotherapy?

While The Jung Society of Washington does not operate a clinic nor formally endorse psychotherapy with particular therapists, we often receive questions about therapeutic resources available in Washington DC. Many types of psychotherapy apply in practice the wide-ranging ideas of C.G. Jung. Jungian analysis involves in-depth work with an individual trained in a formal analytical program, such as that offered in Zurich, Switzerland, where Jung lived and developed his ideas. Training programs in the United States also prepare individuals to become analysts. The certifying and governing body for Jungian analysts is the International Association for Analytical Psychology ( The format of analysis varies based on the needs of the client as well as the preferences and experiences of the analyst.

Psychotherapy influenced by Jung and post-Jungian thought also is offered by individuals trained and licensed as psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Dr. Jung’s ideas have germinated a variety of treatment modalities, such as dreamwork, active imagination, sand tray, movement and dance, body-centered therapies, and transpersonal therapies which integrate practices from spiritual traditions from around the world.

Washington DC area Jungian Analysts and Psychotherapists

The Jungian Analysts of Washington Association (JAWA) was formed in 1989 to serve the Washington DC metropolitan area. We practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, providing Jungian analysis, psychotherapy, counseling, and education. In our work, we employ Jungian concepts and values to help find meaning, purpose, and transformation through dream interpretation, active imagination, body work, art therapy, sandtray, and the interactive field of therapy.

Due to frequent requests, The Jung Society of Washington provides the following list of Jungian analysts, psychologists, and therapists, who are in some way affiliated with the Jung Society. The Jung Society does not recommend clinicians, and it is wise to interview two or three different individuals in making a decision of who might be most helpful for your particular issues and needs.


Alexandra Buckner, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W. 

(202) 338-0007

Bonnie Miller, M.S., L.P.C. 

(304) 728-7787

Eileen Simon, D.Min., L.C.P. C.

(410) 569-4282

James Hollis, Ph.D.

(713) 594-4917

Janis Maxwell, M.S. 

(410) 479-3444

Joan Linhardt, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

(703) 471-8922

Kathryn Cook-Deegan, M.A., M.P.A., Zurich Diplomate 

(202) 738-0301

Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D. 

(301) 928-9333

Robert Sheavly, L.I.C.S.W., D.C.S.W. 

(202) 489-4900

Sondra Geller, M.A., A.T.R., L.P.C.

(301) 938-5600

Anne Pickup, L.C.M.F.T. 

(410) 507-4578

Cathryn Polonchak, L.I.C.S.W. 

(304) 876-3022

Iris Conrad, M.S.W., L.G.S.W. 

(410) 263-2344

Janice Quinn, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. 

(202) 230-9736

Jeanne Creekmore, Ph.D., ATR-BC 

(contact to come)

Julie Bondanza, Ph.D.  

(917) 687-0351

Lynda Joslyn, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

(301) 587-6071

Phyllis LaPlante, L.C.S.W.

(703) 389-9079

Robert Bump, M.A.

(contact to come)

Rosanne Shepler, M.A., L.P.C. 

(703) 242-2313

Jungian Analysts in Training

John Michael Hayes, Ph.D., ABPP  is an analyst-in-training at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York City, with a practice in Baltimore. John has had a long and varied career as a psychologist-psychoanalyst in the Baltimore-Washington area. A graduate of the Catholic University, John previously did clinical training at the C.G. Jung Institute in New York, and then graduated from the Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry and the psychoanalytic program at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. John is a priest of the Episcopal diocese of Maryland. Hes held faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Washington School of Psychiatry, Loyola University Marylands graduate programs in pastoral counseling, and currently serves at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute, and the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Marys Seminary and University.

Jane Byerley, MSW, MBA, LGSW  is a licensed social worker, and analytic Diploma candidate with the Philadelphia Jung Institute and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Jane received her BA in English Literature from Colorado College, her MBA from Southern Methodist University and her MSW from Catholic University. She studied English Literature at the University of Warwick, UK; and Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Woman's University. After many years as a management consultant, she now serves as the Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington in Washington, D.C. Jane has a private psychotherapy practice in Washington, D.C.

Kenneth Kovacs, PhD  is a Diploma Candidate at the C. G. Jung Institute in Z├╝rich, Switzerland, with a practice in Baltimore, MD.  Kenneth studied at Rutgers University, Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, and received a Doctor of Philosophy in practical theology (psychology and theology) from the University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland (UK). An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for more than thirty years, he has served congregations in St. Andrews, Scotland, Mendham, NJ, and, since 1999, Catonsville, MD. Kenneth is the author of The Relational Theology of James E. Loder: Encounter and Conviction (Peter Lang, 2011), Out of the Depths: Sermons and Essays (Parson’s Porch, 2016), and writes for theological and psychological publications. He also serves on the board of the Jung Society of Washington.

Rolando J Fuentes is a licensed clinical social worker in both Washington DC and Maryland. He has been in private practice for the past 17 years and has consulted with various DC community based agencies, the most recent being a bilingual pre-K through 8th grade elementary school in the Mt Pleasant neighbourhood. Rolando received post-graduate training at the Washington School of Psychiatry and the Washington Baltimore Centre of Psychoanalysis. His clinical interests include bicultural individuals, couples and families as well as parent-infant/young child work. He is a Diploma Candidate at the C.G.Jung Institute of New England (formerly Boston). His office is located in the Dupont Circle neighbourhood.

In psychology one possesses nothing unless one has experienced it in reality. Hence a purely intellectual insight
is not enough, because one knows only the words and not the substance of the thing inside.

- Carl Jung, Aion


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