- Title: Licensed Independent Social Worker
- Phone: 614-292-5766
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My therapeutic style is relationship based, interpersonal and psychodynamic. I see the “I-thou” therapeutic relationship as transformational. While I seek emotional attunement and empathy with clients, I’m also willing to challenge them. I integrate numerous theories and practices to meet client’s needs. However, I am primarily grounded in a depth Jungian approach, particularly the developmental school, with influences from attachment and object relations theories. Psychodynamic therapies are empirically validated to provide deeper, more long-lasting change and are particularly effective with more complex problems. Additional influences include Logo-Therapy, existential therapy, Rational Emotive therapy, Transactional Analysis and systems and structural approaches. As a social work therapist, I have a strong feminist grounding, with consideration of gender, power, cultural and socioeconomic context.
My supervision style is developmental and supportive but also educational drawing from 30 years of practice across numerous treatment settings. I incorporate aspects of my depth approach in supervision with particular interest in transference and countertransference phenomena.
I am a part-time employee at OSU CCS and manage a private practice in the community. I’m interested in lifespan development and personality organization towards enhancing personal growth and healthier relational navigation. I incorporate Myers-Briggs typology and dream interpretation in my work. I attend a monthly supervision group and a bimonthly Jungian seminar as well as my own analysis for professional and personal growth. I am beginning EMDR training and plan to provide that modality in spring of 2018. I have a strong interest in social justice, gender issues and maintaining my role as an ally.
I received both my bachelor of science in psychology and, as a nontraditional student, my Masters in social work from the Ohio State University. I completed both an internship and a clinical fellowship at OSU CCS and have practiced here nearly 20 years. I have extensive continuing education in Jungian philosophy and practice. I have been a member of the Jung Association of central Ohio for 22 years.
My interests include traveling with my wife and spending time with her on our hobby farm. We enjoy the challenge and mutual growth of relationship and mutual interests in music, movies, art, reading and cooking. I also enjoy fishing, training dogs for AKC hunt test and field trial competition and nature in general.