Contactsteve@jungiananalysischicago.orgMain Office Glen Ellyn, IL 630.476.6425
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 interests are broad. Like many of my colleagues, I have a deep appreciation for the classical tradition of Jungian analysis, with its abiding interest in dreams and other activations of the unconscious. At the same time, my original 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. Indeed, I confess continuing fondness for contemporary psychoanalysis, and my years of teaching aspiring therapists at Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies has provided me an appreciation for the Existential and Gestalt traditions. (I even use a bit of the cognitive-behavioral therapies, especially ACT, from time to time.)
I work primarily with adult individuals (and an occasional couple -- I am also trained in marriage and family therapy). My case load usually includes 20-somethings through 80-somethings. Easily the largest part of my practice is with clinicians and clergy. Because I am an Episcopal priest and spent 20 years in parish ministry, I have a good deal of experience working at the intersection of psychology and spirituality; it is fair to say religion and spirituality is my strongest clinical interest. I especially enjoy working with unconventional spiritualities. As a priest, I've never fit comfortably in the institutional church, but I am drawn deeply into its inner truths, especially those understood by its mystics and expressed in its rituals.
I have many other clinical interests as well. Some of these include:
• Illness, grief, death, and dying. This has been an area of extensive clinical and pastoral experience, beginning in the mid-1980s, when I co-founded the AIDS Pastoral Care Network, and extending to the present.
• Relationships and sexuality, including LGBT concerns. These have been an important focus throughout my career.
• Retirement and aging. As I have grown older, I've been struck by the number of persons I've worked with around issues of retirement and aging. This is an area of practice I find particularly rewarding.
• Sandtray. I have a large sandtray collection and enjoy working with persons interested in this form of work.
Finally, I have sought to give back to the Chicago Jungian community. I served as its president from 2015 to 2018, directed its two-year training program (2010-2012), taught in all its programs, and spent many years on its Board, executive committee, and other committees.
Specialty AreasSpirituality and religious concernsSexuality, including LGBTIllness, grief, death, and dyingRetirement and agingSandtray