Contactsteve@jungiananalysischicago.orgMain Office Appointments in Glen Ellyn & The South LoopGlen Ellyn,IL 630.476.6425
Second Office 53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 438Chicago,IL 60604
EducationDIPLOMATE ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY: C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. (2007)CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY: University of Chicago, Center for Family Health. (1999)DOCTOR OF MINISTRY IN PASTORAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: Chicago Theological Seminary. (1995)CERTFICATE IN SELF PSYCHOLOGY: Center for Religion and Psychotherapy. (1989)MASTER OF DIVINITY: Catholic Theological Union. (1989)B.A. IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, summa cum laude: University of Maryland. (1976)
Professional OrganizationsC.G. Jung Institute of ChicagoInternational Association for Analytical Psychology
BioMy analytic work and interests are broad. Like many analysts, I have a deep appreciation for the classical tradition of Jungian analysis, with its abiding interest in dreams and other activations of the unconscious. Yet my original clinical training in self psychology and psychoanalysis provided me with a strong developmental foundation that has focused my work more broadly than the customary Jungian emphasis on mid-life. I work with adults; my case load usually includes 20-somethings through 80-somethings – and sometimes late teens or women and men in their 90s. I am particularly experienced with relationships and sexuality, including LGBT concerns. A good bit of my work with older adults in recent years has focused on issues related to retirement
An important part of my practice is with mental health clinicians and clergy. I am an Episcopal priest as well as analyst. I spent nearly 20 years in parish ministry, have particular expertise at the intersection of psychology and spirituality, and provide spiritual direction in addition to analysis and therapy. Although I’ve never fit comfortably in the institutional church – an odd experience for a priest – I find myself drawn ever more deeply into its inner truths, especially as these are expressed in its mystics and liturgies.
An additional focus of my work is illness, grief, and mourning, with which I have extensive clinical and pastoral experience, dating back to the mid-1980s when I co-founded the AIDS Pastoral Care Network. I also have a large sand tray collection in my Glen Ellyn office and enjoy working with individuals drawn to sand tray work. Another interest of mine is marriage and family therapy; I trained many years ago at the Chicago Center for Family Health and continue to work occasionally with couples as well as individuals.
Finally, I’ve sought to give back to the Chicago Jungian community, which has given so much to me. I served as president of the Jung Institute from 2015 to 2018 and directed the two-year training program from 2010 to 2012. I also teach in all of the Institute’s programs, spent many years on the executive committee and Board, and still try to help out where I can. Last but not least I’ve enjoyed for several years the privilege of being an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University’s Institute of Pastoral Studies, teaching graduate students in the pastoral counseling program.
Specialty AreasSpirituality and religious concernsGrief, illness, and mourningSexuality, including LGBTRetirement and agingDreamsSand tray