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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 (iaap.org). 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) 232-4900

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 

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

Rosanne Shepler, M.A., L.P.C. 

(703) 242-2313

Jungian Analysts in Training

Kenneth Kovacs, PhDis 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.


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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