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. Click here to learn about local options for training to become a Jungian 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.
Julie Bondanza, Ph.D. | (301) 891-2331
Alexandra Buckner, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W. | (202) 338-0007
Kathryn Cook-Deegan, M.A., M.P.A., Zurich Diplomate | (202) 738-0301
Iris Conrad, M.S.W., L.G.S.W. | (410) 263-2344
Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D. | (202) 588-5008
Sondra Geller, M.A., A.T.R., L.P.C. | (301) 938-5600
James Hollis, Ph.D. | (202) 237-8109
Lynda Joslyn, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. | (301) 587-6071
Phyllis LaPlante, L.C.S.W. | (703) 389-9079
Joan Linhardt, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | (703) 471-8922
Janis Maxwell, M.S. | (410) 822-7402
Bonnie Miller, M.S., L.P.C. | (304) 728-7787
Anne Pickup, L.C.M.F.T. | (410) 507-4578
Cathryn Polonchak, L.I.C.S.W. | (304) 876-3022
Susan Roberts, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W. | (202) 997-6578
Robert Sheavly, L.I.C.S.W., D.C.S.W. | (202) 232-4900
Janice Quinn, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | (202) 230-9736
Rosanne Shepler, M.A., L.P.C. | (703) 242-2313
Eileen Simon, D.Min., L.C.P. | (202) 526-0790