Laura Vecchiolla, PsyD is a 2018 graduate of the Jungian Psychotherapy Program at the CG Jung Institute of Chicago. She is also an active member of the Association for Death Education (ADEC) and she specializes in working with death, dying, and traumatic loss. Laura has always had a great appreciation for the mythopoetic nature of the psyche and the undeniable, surprising, and enduring use of stories in service of individuation and healing and has published several chapters discussing the intersection of pop culture and psychology including pieces on Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Wonder Woman, and Daredevil. Laura stays active in social justice matters, working to make mental health spaces safer and more inclusive for all identities, abilities, and economic statuses. Part of this work entails understanding and dismantling the systems of oppression and privilege within the methods of healing that she uses within her own practice, including analytical and transpersonal psychologies.
My approach to therapy involves creating a safe space where you know that your concerns and challenges will be met with respect, empathy, and consideration. I value humor and transparency and use both to help enable you to express yourself free from any judgment. I believe therapy should provide an environment in which you feel free and secure to explore the motivating meanings of your behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. My role as your therapist is not to “tell you what to do” but rather to empower you to uncover insight and intuition that reconnect you to your own inner authority. Therapy can re-gift you the innate ability to make new choices, find balance, and live a whole and meaningful life.
Certification of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts to train analysts is granted by The International Association of Analytical Psychology. The C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago is accredited as a psychoanalytic training institute by The American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, Inc. The Institute is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists (License No. 268000106), Social Workers and Clinical Social Workers (License No. 159-000215), Marriage and Family Therapists (License No. 168-000123), Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors (License No. 197-000022).