Jungian Psychiatrist

kardenmdMental health, psychiatry, psychotherapy, Jungian

ENTERING INTO A RELATIONSHIP LIKE THERAPY

Knowing a little about who might accompany you on the journey seems important.  I am a passionate observer of life full of curiosity.  My training began in neuroscience.  However, in medical school, my varied interests and the desire to connect deeply with others led me to psychiatry and I completed residency at UCSF.  Yearning for more exposure to the mystical and archetypal, I pursued further training at the CG Jung Institute of San Francisco; I am a certified Jungian Analyst.  Yoga has given me additional insight into the wisdom of the body and meditative experiences.  These, among others, I bring into play on your path to self discovery.  Read more...

 
 

Maybe your life feels out of balance.  Maybe your soul has been silent.  Maybe your creative fire needs stoking.  The journey can begin in so many ways: with a crisis, a question, a longing; a sense of not living up to your potential, feeling alone or unknown, even to yourself.  It can begin at a road block, a crossroads or a U-turn.   But the journey is calling you to begin.  This calling is serious.  Not that it has to be morose or approached with stoicism, but that the soul’s speaking is important and should not be dismissed. Read more...

THE JOURNEY CAN BEGIN IN SO MANY WAYS

PSYCHOTHERAPY IS THE SCIENCE OF AWARENESS

It is an intimate endeavor, a conversation not only with another but most importantly with yourself.  My approach is holistic:  In any given meeting we might talk about a troubling work relationship, some childhood memories, dreams from last night and/or physical pain in your body.  Then we might open our curiosity and compassion to ask questions:  How are these parts of you related?  What are the repeating patterns -- daily and throughout your life?  What influences your perceptions, your actions, your thoughts and emotions?  We explore the vast territory that is YOU without judgment to create a map of the internal world.  You can use that map to move out of old patterns into a more authentic engagement with your life.  Read more...

 

WE MIGHT WORK TOGETHER ON SEVERAL DOMAINS

 

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