Fariss, Stephanie

Stephanie Fariss, JD, LCSW

I am in private practice in the Chicago Loop where I provide psychotherapy, psychoanalysis/Jungian analysis, couples therapy, and group therapy. My clinical approach is comprehensive and collaborative so that treatment reflects the uniqueness of each person and fits his or her personal goals and life plan. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the essential element in all forms of treatment and that only through a secure connection can one develop into the person they are meant to become. As a trained psychoanalyst, I help individuals uncover dysfunctional patterns that may have been adaptive in childhood but hinder adult development. As a trained Jungian analyst, I work to provide a safe and sacred space in which prospective life patterns may emerge via dreams and other vehicles of the unconscious.

Areas of expertise include the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and trauma; the launching of adolescents and young adults; relationship difficulties, including LGBTQ; women’s issues, including post-partum depression; body image concerns, professional career challenges, stress management and mindfulness, life transitions and personal growth. In addition to work with individuals, I run a long-term psychotherapy group.

I am a graduate of both the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. I have a particular interest in the relevancy of Analytical Psychology and psychoanalysis to current and historical social issues such as gender, race, politics and animal welfare. In addition to my work as a clinician, I am committed to animal rescue from kill shelters and public education about the psychological value of companion animals.

Psychoanalysis, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis (2018)
Analytical Psychology, C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago (2003)
Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin (1992)
Intensive Summer Program, C.G. Jung-Institute, Zurich, Switzerland (1990)
Divorce and Family Mediation Training Program, Dallas, Texas (1990)
Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas at Austin (1984)
Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, University of Texas at Austin (1980)

Professional Organizations
Chicago Psychoanalytic Society
C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago
Chicago Society of Jungian Analysis (CSJA)
International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP)
Archive for Researching Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS)
National Association for Social Workers (NASW)
State Bar of Texas

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