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Brian Allemana has been practicing astrology since 2012, having started his studies with Chicago astrologer Guy Spiro in 2007 and continuing with the school of Evolutionary Astrology as taught by Jeffrey Wolf Green. He is currently engaged in a mentorship with international astrologer and author Alan Oken.
Brian has given a number of lectures and has taught workshops and classes throughout Chicagoland and at his home in Rogers Park. Brian is the founder and author at Soulrise Astrology: www.soulriseastrology.com.
Sensei Mui Baltrunas
After multiple tours of duty in Vietnam as a combat medic, Sensei Mui was ordained in Thailand as a Buddhist monk in the Forest Tradition practicing for ten years. He eventually took a Doctorate in Buddhist Studies (DBS) at the Pāli Institute in Sri Lanka and returned to the United States and later awarded a PhD in psycholinguistics. During the past fifty years Sensei has studied and been in ordained in multiple Buddhist disciplines yet always filtering these teachings through the lens of the original teachings. Sensei acts as a Buddhist therapist utilizing meditation as a tool to foster emotional and cognitive well-being. He works with both individuals and groups in both private and corporate settings. For more information, please visit www.hongaku.net.
Ellen Blum Barish
Ellen Blum Barish is the author of Views from the Home Office Window: On Motherhood, Family and Life and her essays have appeared in a variety of literary publications. She is editor of Thread: A Literary Publication which earned a notable in Best American Essays in 2016. She teaches writing at Northwestern University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s in journalism and has previously taught at North Park University, StoryStudio Chicago, Ragdale, Lighthouse Writers Workshop and privately through workshops and coaching. Ellen is currently finishing a memoir. For more about her background, workshop schedules and coaching, go to www.ellenblumbarish.com.
Anne E. Beall
Anne E. Beall is the author of the book, Cinderella Didn’t Live Happily Ever After, and will soon publish a new book, Only Prince Charming Gets to Break the Rules. She is also the CEO and founder of Beall Research, a strategic market research company in Chicago. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from Yale University and is the author of ten books. You can learn more about her at www.AnneBeall.com and www.BeallResearch.com.
Dr. Belviso is a licensed clinical psychologist. He provides engaged, compassionate psychotherapy and coaching on relationship dynamics, work and school performance, emotional intelligence, and stress management. In addition, Dr. Belviso specializes in coping with life transitions and grief. Many of his patients benefit from learning specific skills for emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness which are based on mindfulness-meditation approaches. Others explore bigger-picture issues related to values, sense of purpose, and spirituality using Jungian approaches. Dr. Belviso completed his clinical training at Northwestern University, Counseling and Psychological Services. He graduated with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In his previous life, Dr. Belviso obtained a PhD in Economics from Princeton University. For further information, please visit www.drbelviso.com.
Barbara is a Registered Nurse and received her Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. In addition to being a Clinical Social Worker, Barbara is an instructor of Tai Chi in Morton Grove. She is very interested in women’s spirituality and completed the certificate program at the Jung Institute in 1989. She resides in Evanston and teaches at the Jung Center.
Dr. Buser is a psychiatrist in private practice in Asheville, NC. He trained in medicine at Duke University and served 12 years as a physician in the US Air Force. He spent his final year in the military in the Republic of Panama and is reasonably fluent in Spanish. In 2008 he completed a 2 year clinical training program at the Jung Institute of Chicago and subsequently founded the Asheville Jung Center, bringing internationally known Jungian speakers to a world wide audience via internet technology. He is active in the community and strives to integrate faith and spirituality into his treatment. He has been engaged in cutting edge research, including the use of advanced neurostimulation technologies in psychiatry (Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Deep Brain Stimulation).
Rose graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and along the way, found alternative coaching methods to help people effectively reduce stress, gain insight, and move through life’s many challenges with more support and ease. For 30 years she’s taught people ways to relax and improve health as an Ayurveda Health Practitioner. She completed her Marriage and Family Counselor Internship in Oakland, California, where she worked at JFK Counseling Center and worked and trained in John Bradshaw’s Inner Child Healing at the Center for Creative Growth in Berkeley, California. She has worked with individuals suffering from trauma in Southern Oregon. In the 1980’s, she attended Maharishi European University where she studied Vedic Science in Vlodrop, Holland, and was made a meditation instructor by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She mentored with master Ayurvedic healer, Vaidya Ramakant Mishra, and was invited into his family lineage of Ayurvedic Healers in specializing in Ayurvedic Detox called Panchakarma. She lives in the Chicago area where she offers Insight Coaching, Delving Deep Turiya Meditation, and Ayurvedic Preventive Health Services for Highly Sensitive People.
Ada Cheng was a tenured professor in sociology at DePaul University for 15 years. She taught subjects on gender, sex, sexuality, masculinity, and immigration. She resigned her teaching position to become a storyteller and performing artist in 2016. She has been featured at storytelling shows in Chicago, Atlanta, Cedar Rapids, New York, Asheville, and Kansas City. In 2017, she performed her first solo show, Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by Desire, at National Storytelling Conference, Capital Fringe Festival, Minnesota Fringe Festival, and Boulder Fringe Festival. She debuted her second solo show, Breaking Rules, Broken Hearts: Loving across Borders, with Fillet of Solo Storytelling Festival at Lifeline Theatre in January 2018. Ada is the producer and host of the show Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show, where people tell personal stories to critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood. Her motto: Make your life the best story you tell. Visit www.renegadeadacheng.com for more information on her work.
Nina Corwin, MA, LCSW leads a double life. By day she has a private practice in Chicago, having worked on the forefront of advocacy and treatment of survivors of childhood sexual abuse from the late 80s until writing and performance took over her non-clinical hours in the mid-aughts.
By night she’s a poet whose published collections include Dear Future (2017) and The Uncertainty of Maps (2011). Her work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Harvard Review, Hotel Amerika, Southern Poetry Review, and Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. Corwin has been nominated twice for the prestigious Puschcart Prize. She’s also a champion of established and emerging women and non-binary writers around the country as the curator for the Woman Made Gallery Literary Series.
Pat Coughlin, LCPC, is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago. She has taught elementary and high school and spent twenty-two years teaching wonderfully diverse groups of participants at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in its spiritual direction training program. She also trained as a pastoral psychotherapist at the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy in Chicago and practiced as a therapist for twenty years. Her interest in dreams has been a constant and she has given dream courses and workshops all over the world. She has an M.A. in English, an MPS in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago and a Doctor of Ministry from the Chicago Theological Seminary. She is a fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois.
Lorna is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Wheaton who treats individuals and couples as well as provides supervision for Clinicians who are focused on depth work. She began her career in the corporate world, and through her own analytic work, realized she needed to change directions and become a therapist, and ultimately an Analyst. Lorna is on the training staff at the Jung Institute in Chicago and serves on many evaluative committees for the Analyst Training Program as well as provides clinic supervision for attendees at the Institute’s Clinical Training Program. She is a very relationally oriented Analyst who works with clients, their dreams and imaginal material, to uncover split off aspects of themselves with the goal of becoming more whole. Lorna believes that suffering is a purposeful function of being human and is to be embraced if we are to find the gold in the pain. She obtained her B.A. In Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, and MSW at Aurora University. She is licensed as an LCSW and became a Jungian Analyst in 2008.
Biljana Cvejin, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She completed graduate training at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology then went on to focus more specifically on learning the theories of Carl Jung. Interpreting the world through Jungian lenses is now second nature to her. After years of conducting a private practice, she now incorporates this perspective in her work with Veterans.
Dr. Diamond is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Highland Park, IL. She received her BA from the University of Chicago and her PsyD from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her approach is Jungian inspired depth psychotherapy integrating experiential and contemplative practices. She has worked in school settings at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, The Sonja Shankman Orthogenic School, and was the school psychologist at the School of the Art Institute. She has worked in fertility clinics and at Lutheran General’s Center for Complementary Medicine as a health psychologist. She is especially interested in the uses of dreams, symbols and creativity for healing grief and trauma. Please visit her website at: drellendiamond.weebly.com.
LCPC, MT-BC, FAMI
Louise Dimiceli-Mitran is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board-Certified Music Therapist and a Primary Trainer in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) with the Therapeutic Arts Institute. She has maintained a private practice in Chicago focusing on the use of GIM and its adaptations for 18 years, using the transformational power of music to improve quality of life and healing energy in her clients. Louise spent 15 years as an oncology specialist/music therapist at Advocate’s Lutheran General and Illinois Masonic Hospitals. She has written book chapters and articles on GIM, is past president of the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) and has presented at many professional conferences and workshops across the country and in Canada. Her guided imagery & relaxation CD is titled Consciously Creating Wellness: Light and Nourishment and is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/louisedimicelimitran.
Rita Feild is a licensed clinical social worker who, for the last 13 years, has been a school counselor for grades 6 – 12 at Palmer Trinity School in Miami, Florida. Before her school counseling, she was a therapist for abused and neglected children in a Miami foster care agency. She has been a student of Jung for many years, and studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich. Currently Rita is working on a book about practicing God’s presence, which guided her in her friendship with Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross during the last years of Kubler-Ross’ life.
Barbara Friedman is a Jungian analyst and licensed clinical psychologist. She is also certified in addictions counseling and is a certified yoga instructor. Barbara has devoted many years to the study and practice of spiritual wisdom traditions. She is the published author of several articles and a book, Partners in Healing: Redistributing the Power in the Counselor Client Relationship. She is a founding member of the C. G. Jung Educational Center of Cleveland and was president of the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. She is a national presenter and is in private practice in Chicago, Illinois.
Heloisa Garman, PsyD trained in family therapy at the University of Illinois and in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model at the Center for Self Leadership. Heloisa has taught and supervised family therapy at two major universities in Brazil. She has thirty years of experience with individuals, couples and families. She has published and given several workshops in dream work at the International Association for the Study of Dream (IASD) and IFS conferences.
Paul Giblin specializes in counseling men and couples. His research focuses on the integration of sexuality and spirituality, play and prayer, healing and wholeness. He is Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Care and counseling at Loyola University Chicago.
Laura V Grace
Laura V. Grace, Ph.D. (c), is the producer of the Central Coast Women’s Symposium and Jungian practitioner in San Luis Obispo. As an active member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Laura has taught more than two hundred courses on the transforming power of nighttime dreams. Her Waking Dreaming™ and Somatic Dream Expression™ methodologies embody the soma/psyche/spirit connection and teaches dreamers how dream images, being alive in the body, can be used for healing and transformation. Laura is currently getting her doctorate in Depth Psychology and Somatic Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA and just finished writing a book on dreams titled Dreams: Soul-Centered Living in the 21st Century, A Depth Psychological and Somatic Approach to Transformation. www.lauragrace.net, www.centralcoastwomen.com
Sally Albright Green
Sally has spent the last fourteen years teaching 8th grade ELA in a large suburban middle school. During her tenure in the classroom, she has served on a district wide ELA common assessment writing committee, lent teacher voice to district level strategic curriculum and instruction committee work, and piloted numerous reading and writing curriculums in the midst of the shift to the CCSS. This year she has become a Teaching and Learning Coach as a way to broaden her ability to support teachers on the front line. She also has a personal mindfulness practice and experience training and practicing with all ages. She holds a BA in English/Communications, an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and she is a Certified Teacher Evaluator in the state of Illinois.
LCPC, NCC, CGP
Nadia Greenspan spent the first part of her life blindly following someone else’s rules that she was told would make her happy, until she realized that being a “good girl” left her feeling utterly empty and exhausted. She is now working daily on becoming her own woman. Nadia is a psychotherapist, an improviser and an acting instructor. She is also a vegan and a practicing witch. Besides working with her patients, her most rewarding job in life is being a mother to three strong and outspoken young women.
Carl Greer is a practicing clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and shamanic practitioner. He received his PhD from Columbia University and was on its faculty teaching finance and management in Columbia’s graduate school of business. He then worked in business in Chicago, earned a doctorate in clinical psychology, and ultimately became a Jungian analyst. The shamanic work he does is drawn from a blend of North American and South American indigenous trainings and is influenced by Jungian analytical psychology. He has trained with Peruvian shamans and through Dr. Alberto Villodo’s Healing the Light Body School, where he has been on staff. He has worked with shamans in South America, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ethiopia, and Outer Mongolia. He is involved in various businesses and charities, teaches at the Jung Institute in Chicago, is on the staff of the Lorene Replogle Counseling Center, and holds workshops on Jungian and shamanic topics.
Joyce Hennelly, MSW, LCSW is a social worker with a private practice in Glenview. She works with individuals and groups on issues of anxiety, depression and grief. Joyce is a dream enthusiast and likes to incorporate dream work in her sessions. Joyce also participates in a dream group on a regular basis.
Jill Howe is the producer of Story Sessions, a showcase at City Winery featuring true stories and live music. She has facilitated monthly storytelling groups for the last eight years, teaches Story Sessions cabin writing retreats, and presented a Tedx Talk focusing on vulnerability through storytelling. She has shared her stories at City Winery, Second City, Schubas, the 1871 Lab at the Merchandise Mart, Lincoln Hall, Stage 773, Park West, Wilmette Theatre, Skokie Theater, Uncommon Ground, The Gorton Center, and many more. She’s been featured on NPR for Vocalo Radio, Tedx Naperville, the national Mortified podcast, the Chicagoist, The Reader, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Now, Ignite Chicago, Fillet of Solo, Tellin’ Tales Festival, Pygmallion Festival in Champaign/Urbana, Thread Literary Magazine, BP Hope Magazine, Women for Wellness podcast, and The Bughouse Debates at Newberry Library. With a Masters in Teaching, Jill has been a CPS high school English teacher and is now is an educational specialist in Glencoe, focusing on writing. Jill is also a resident storyteller at the Field Museum and loves a good animal story.
PhD, Jungian Analyst
Kenneth W. James is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago, IL. He has written and lectured internationally on dream interpretation, divination and synchronicity, The Tarot and Individuation, and at the Jung Center has presented courses and workshops on Depression, Jung and the New Age, and various aspects of spirituality. He facilitates workshops on meditation, dream interpretation, and divination at The Soulwork Center in Evanston.
Caren Jeskey has been a student of meditation since her college years, and a student and teacher of yoga for over 20 years. She is an LCSW level psychotherapist and a graduate of the University of Chicago, and she continues to receive regular guidance and training as a clinician. She maintains her clinical license in Texas and Illinois and currency conducts TeleHealth CBT and mindfulness based therapy in both states.
Until the pandemic struck, Caren was teaching various wellness classes at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas including a sleep hygiene classes called Beditation, and Flute & Float where students floated on memory foam mats in a warm pool while Caren led them through sound healing journeys with live flute music. Caren also collaborates with a fellow LCSW and artist, Hart Ginsburg with a film project called Digital Tapestries, which leads people through a process that deepens ones’ sense of belonging, presence and compassion towards themselves and others. Caren most recently offered this experience as a CEU at the Carl Jung Center in the Chicago area in early 2019 when it was still safe to travel.
Caren places self-care above all else and is passionate about sharing this skill with clients and students. Caren believes that a world of people who love and care for themselves is a better place to be.
David H. Johnson
David H. Johnson has been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years. Since 2004, he has been practicing at the Heartwood Center in Evanston. He primarily works with individual adults, couples, families, and facilitates a weekly coed therapy group. He has background, training and certification in Gestalt Therapy, Addictions and Hypnotherapy, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness. He believes that all change is from the inside and, therefore, he takes people inside where they can explore, discover, and make the changes they need to live productive and happy lives. He maintains a personal, daily practice of mindfulness.
Paul J. Kachoris, MD, is a triple boarded certified child, adolescent, adult psychiatrist in the “original” practice of psychiatry: treating the whole person with both eclectic psychodynamic psychotherapy for the psyche (mind) and with psychotropic medications for the brain as needed. He has been in continuous psychiatric practice for nearly fifty years. During his professional career, he has held multiple clinical, educational, teaching, academic and administrative positions in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Presently he devotes himself to his outpatient psychiatric practice, and pursuing his interests in poetry writing and publishing, the humanities, neuroscience, men’s studies and Victories of Heart/Victories for Men. To learn more about Paul, visit http://paulkachoris.com.
Rodger Kamenetz is a poet and author of eleven books. His best known are The Jew in the Lotus, an international bestseller about Jewish-Buddhist dialogue and The History of Last Night’s Dream, which was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “Soul Series.” A Professor Emeritus of English and Religious Studies at LSU, he founded the MFA program in creative writing. His poetry has appeared in five books, most recently, The Lowercase Jew (Northwestern) and To Die Next To You (Six Gallery), in dozens of anthologies and in The New Republic, The Southern Review, Grand Street, Shenandoah, Crazyhorse, and many more. Since 2003 he has dedicated himself to working with clients who find spiritual direction in their dreams. More at www.kamenetz.com and www.thenaturaldream.com.
Originally from New York, Jane Kamerling moved to the Chicago area in 1971. Prior to moving, Jane worked in Psychiatric hospital, Norristown State Hospital in Philadelphia, and as a Probation Officer in Prince George Maryland. She graduated with a masters degree in social work in 1977 and worked for Lake County Special Education and then Elgin School District U-46 as a school social worker. Jane began private practice in 1983 specializing in teenagers. In 1987 she enrolled in the Analytic Training Program and graduated in 1993. Her practice focuses on Individual therapy, adults and teenagers and also has training in couples and family therapy. Jane is a faculty member of the Analytic Training Program and Co-Director of the Clinical Training Program at the Jung Institute of Chicago.
John C. Knapp
John Knapp is a licensed psychologist who received his doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. There, he received training in psychodynamic, Jungian, and phenomenological treatment modalities. He practiced in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for 8 years where he worked in residential, partial hospitalization, and private practice settings before moving to Illinois.
John has lectured internationally on topics related to psychology and the Holocaust, and he continues to pursue research interests related to the psychological significance of the Holocaust and the nuclear bomb. He has a particular expertise and interest in psychodynamic Jungian and post-Jungian therapy and analysis, i.e., the works of Carl Jung, James Hillman, and Wolfgang Giegerich, as well as a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to exploring one’s dream life. His newest interest is in philosophical dialectics as it is applied to psychology. John is also the co-editor of the forthcoming book entitled, Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority: ‘The Psychological Difference’ in the Work of Wolfgang Giegerich. He enjoys tennis, fishing, traveling, and glassblowing outside of his passion as a psychotherapist.
Charlotta Koppanyi holds a Masters degree in Psychology and a BA in Contemporary Religion from Stockholm University and has studied Jungian psychology since the 90’s. In 1994-1995 she studied at the Jung Institute of Chicago on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Her master’s thesis discussed the hero myth in leadership roles and organizations. Charlotta has offered classes and workshops on the topics of art, religion, spirituality and how we express ourselves.
Brooke Laufer, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with a Jungian orientation, in private practice in Evanston, Illinois. Brooke began her clinical work in psychiatric wards with the severely mentally ill, then in schools with adolescents and their families. After having her first child, Brooke had a disturbing postpartum OCD experience which inspired her to begin researching, understanding, and specializing in the treatment of perinatal mental illness. In addition to her practice, she works as an expert witness for women who have committed a crime during a postpartum episode.
PhD, Jungian Analyst
Thomas Lavin, PhD, is a Zurich trained Jungian analyst and licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Wilmette, Illinois. He completed his training in both clinical psychology and theology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and is a founding member of the C. G. Jung Institute in Chicago. Tom’s area of expertise is religion and spirituality in the clinical context.
Kim LeClair went to school for Cognitive Psychology, earned her masters and then began a winding career thru the non-profit and government sectors doing both program development and training. She always ended up in jobs that had her between technology and people. Early in 2012, she took the jump out of corporate and into the great wide open. Since then she has built her own freelance web design business, become a certified MBTI® practitioner and also a Board Certified Coach. For the past several years she has been teaching workshops using the CliftonStrengths® assessment. She lives in Wheaton with her husband Tim and her awesome dog Boonter. Her most recent discovery is improv and she thinks everyone should take an improv class – it is amazing!
Elizabeth Londo has worked in a variety of settings aligning strategic planning with employee performance, systems and processes. She has worked as an internal and external consultant, as an Executive Director in a not-for-profit, and in a management education center in a private university. She was also a partner in the firm that developed the first management simulations used in executive education. Most recently, Elizabeth was Director of Organizational Development in a family-run manufacturing business. She is currently starting her own company focusing on services for start up companies.
Ryan is a licensed psychotherapist based in the Seattle area and is an enthusiastic explorer of both the inner and outer world. He is a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he concentrated his study on the treatment of trauma. Ryan works with individuals and couples navigating significant life changes, personal and relational conflicts, and feelings of purposelessness/lack of meaning. As a certified yoga teacher, Ryan has over 15 years of experience working with the mind-body relationship. He completed a two-year post-graduate program in Jungian Psychotherapy and is a certified hypnotherapist. Ryan is a member of the Breathe Network, the American Counseling Association, and the National Board of Certified Counselors. He is also an affiliate member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and is on faculty at the C.G. Jung Center in Evanston, IL. For more information, please visit: www.theinnerworldtherapy.com.
Jacquelyn A. Mattfeld
Jackie has advanced degrees in humanistic gerontology, art history and music history. She has been a member of the faculties of Harvard University, M.I.T., Sarah Lawrence College, Brown University and Columbia University. She is Professor Emerita of Arizona State University and past President of Barnard College in New York City. For nearly twenty years she has taught, lectured and written about the theories and experiences of late life development. She was the co-developer of the MA in Gerontology program at Northeastern Illinois University and established the Program in Creative Aging at the Jung Institute of Chicago. From 2000 through 2006 she was the Executive Director and Director of Public Programs of The C. G. Jung Center in Evanston where she served on the Board of Trustees through 2014. She now serves as a Board Member Emeritus.
Melanie McGhee, LCSW is an award-winning author and the founder of Acceptance and Integration Therapy. After more than three decades practicing psychotherapy, she developed this novel and promising transpersonal approach. AAIT is the formation of her dedicated study with master therapists coupled with decades long contemplation of non-dual philosophy.
Ms. McGhee maintains a private practice primarily serving other healing arts practitioners and providing training and consultation in AAIT. Aside from the good fortune of doing work that uplifts and inspires her, she gets to hang out with her, laugh with their daughters, live in a gorgeous part of the world and take Huxley the wonder dog for walks in the woods.
Laura has been an analyst for over 30 years, and practices in Evanston and Chicago. Laura received a BA in 1963 in Liberal Arts from Northwestern University where she studied English Literature. She went on to receive her MA in 1978 in Communication Science at Governors State University, where she specialized in groups: Theories and Practice. In 1989, she received her Diploma as a Jungian Analyst from the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts and went on to become an active member of the Chicago Institute, becoming chair of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Institute in 1994. When the Institute separated into two entities, she became chair of the Board of the newly named “C. G. Jung Center”, and has served on the Board as a member through 2014. Laura now serves as a Board Member Emeritus. In addition to serving on the Board, Laura is a volunteer at the Clinic and also presents Public Programs.
Dennis Merritt, PhD, Diplomate C.G. Jung Institute of Analytical Psychology, Zurich, Switzerland, grew up on a small dairy farm in Wisconsin, hence the title of his four volumes of The Dairy Farmer’s Guide to the Universe: Jung, Hermes, and Ecopsychology. He discovered Jung while working on a doctorate in entomology (insects) in Berkeley in late sixties and went on to train at the Jung Institute in Zurich. Dr. Merritt is in private practice as a Jungian psychoanalyst and sandplay therapist in Madison and Milwaukee, and is a pioneer in the developing field of ecopsychology. View his blog on The Hunger Games from a Jungian, political, and environmental perspective (JungianEcopsychology.com) and his website (ecojung.com) with several articles on sense of place from a Jungian perspective.
Diane is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masters degree in Counseling as well as a Masters in Pastoral Studies, both from Loyola University. She is a graduate of the Clinical Training Program (CTP), a two-year certification program in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy from the C G Jung Institute in Chicago. Diane has served as a Clinic Therapist, Intake Coordinator, Volunteer therapist and member of the Clinic Committee at the Jung Center where she also facilitates monthly dream groups. She has a private practice in Barrington, IL.
Robert J. Moretti
Robert J. Moretti is a clinical psychologist and Jungian Analyst practicing in downtown Chicago. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to Jungian analysis, his practice makes use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness meditation, hypnosis, and other methods. As an experienced teacher he has long been dedicated to distilling the core concepts that are embedded within complicated ideas.
Peter Mudd is a Jungian analyst practicing in Evanston, Illinois. He served as the Executive Director of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago for 19 years and as Director of Studies for the Chicago Institute’s Analyst Training Program for 10 years. He has offered seminars and workshops on a wide range of Jungian topics throughout North America and abroad and held the position of Associate Editor for the Journal of Analytical Psychology. Peter has served on the board of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism and as its President and Treasurer, as well as on the boards of other Jungian organizations. Long interested in organizational and leadership dynamics, he has provided consultation to organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to local not-for-profit services.
Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin
Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a Jungian psychotherapist, an educator, and a writer. She has lectured nationally and in Ireland on addiction, women’s spirituality, alchemy, the Red Book, and Jung’s concept of typology. She has a private practice in Wilmette, Illinois.
Dr. Melissa Perrin is a licensed clinical psychologist, whose career has centered on clinical practice, teaching and supervising clinicians and providing consultation for treatment centers and religious institutions for over 35 years. Dr. Perrin has been a member of the faculty of the Academy of Advanced Training Professionals [AATP] since 2004. A gifted teacher, she has provided rich seminars with information that clinicians are able to put into practice immediately. Ever mindful of personal growth and the need for safe places, she facilitates retreats for wellness, discernment and introspection. Dr. Perrin provides clinical consultation for individual clinicians, groups and institutions including the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Dr. Perrin is based in Evanston, Illinois.
MA, ATR, CADC
Linda Plamondon is a registered art therapist who brings a Jungian perspective to her work in addiction and spiritual direction by way of dreams and creative play. She is a graduate of the Clinical Training Program at the CG Jung Institute of Chicago, holds graduate degrees in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, and in Art Therapy and Counseling Psychology with specialization in Chemical Dependency from Adler University, Chicago.
MA, MAR, MLIS
Sheri Reda is a writer, editor, and performer whose three Master’s degrees—in Modern Letters, Religions and the Arts, and Information Sciences—support her voracious appetite for creative endeavor. Sheri is also a certified Master Life-Cycle Celebrant whose personalized weddings, memorials, and other ceremonies have been rated among the best in the United States. Her written work includes the recently published Life-Cycle Celebrations: Ceremonies for Your Whole Life. Her stories have energized programs at live lit venues throughout the Chicago area.
Anne Redlich is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist practicing in Chicago with children, adults and adolescents. Anne has been a serious student of both Freud and Jung and studied in the Analyst Training Program at the Jung Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. Anne has also studied astrology and theosophy as well as eastern philosophy. Anne considers herself to be a free thinker and refuses to characterize her work and interests under any one school of thought. At the University of Michigan, Anne earned her B.A. in Medical Anthropology and Psychology where she studied with Keewaydinoquay, an Ojibwe Shaman and Ethnobotanist. Anne uses her broad education to inform her psychoanalytic practice and help those she works with to heal through the wisdom of their dreams and unconscious material.
Meg has worked as a school social worker for the past fourteen years. As an early champion for working to incorporate social emotional learning as an essential component of the school day, Meg has come to understand it is literally the foundation for all learning. Meg has described herself as a compassion warrior and passionate advocate for teacher well-being. Meg attributes her mindfulness in schools training as the catalyst for her focus on “the inner life of the teacher” and how this affects student learning.
Catherine Rondenet is a Jungian Analyst and has an MA from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees at The C. G. Jung Center, previously served on the Clinic Committee, and is a longtime supervisor of therapists serving the June Singer Clinic. Catherine now serves as a Board Member Emeritus. She also teaches classes at the Center and has a private practice in Evanston.
Elaine has been a psychotherapist and life coach for over 18 years. She utilizes her personal and professional experience to help couples, families, women and men navigate through life’s transitions. She believes the relationship between the client and therapist is germane to emotional well-being, resilience, growth and the capacity for change.
Dan Ross has worked in the field of Hospice for over 20 years and in health care for over 30 years. His interest in analytical psychology grew from his work with dying patients and in 2008 he completed the Clinical Training Program at the Jung Institute of Chicago. He has since committed himself to the integration of Jungian psychotherapy in hospice care and to the training of clinicians as well as the public in the principles of analytical psychology. He serves as a Volunteer Therapist at The C. G. Jung Center.
Kathryn Sapoznick LCPC is a practicing astrologer and counselor located in Skokie, IL. Kathryn has an MA in Anthropology and an MA in Counseling. Kathryn was the Clinical Service Coordinator for Kaleidoscope’s Therapy Department. She has community based and hospital-based experience. Kathryn specialized in working with clients who experienced complex trauma. She worked as a trauma focused clinician with dually diagnosed, chronically mental ill, and emotionally and behaviorally disturbed clients for 13 years. Kathryn is a certified trainer for Psychological First Aid (PFA) and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She is a Certified Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) Clinician. As a certified SPARCS clinician Kathryn, in coordination with The Department of Human Services, trained and provided clinical supervision to the clinical staff on the SPARCS model that was implemented into the Juvenile Trauma Project. Kathryn has studied astrology since 1977 and has taught and lectured on astrology for over 20 years.
Jay Semmler holds an MS in Environmental Engineering, and an MA in Consciousness Studies and has recently retired in order to pursue metaphysical interests. He has completed coursework in Astrology in the following categories: a variety of Astrology classes through Higher Self Astrology; Esoteric Astrology through correspondence course with Phillip Lindsay; correspondence courses through White Eagle Lodge; and is in the final stage of completing requirements for Jeffery’s Green’s School of Evolutionary Astrology DVD correspondence course. He is certified as Teacher of Esoteric Studies, and Spiritual Mentoring through Sancta Sophia Seminary.
After training in Zurich, Judy Shaw was in practice for 25 years, including working with individuals, families and organization development. She also worked at an inner city VA medical center in the primary care clinic. Ms. Shaw has retired from public service and maintains a private practice in Wilmette.
Jessica Lynn Shell
LCPC, ATR-BC, RYT
Jessica Lynn Shell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher. Jessica implements a holistic approach to therapy– involving expressive arts, cognitive-behavioral techniques, horticulture and wildlife, yoga and mindfulness practices — for healing and health. She works with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups. Through SageWillow.com, Jessica offers therapeutic services in Illinois (virtual) and California (San Diego county) – including individual mental health, group therapy, expressive art workshops and professional training. Jessica’s passion for the arts inspired JessicaLynnCreations.com where she shares her handcrafted designs– crochet, paintings, drawings, photography, apparel, crafts, décor and accessories.
PhD, Jungian Analyst
Warren W. Sibilla Jr., PhD is a Diplomate Jungian Psychoanalyst with a clinical practice in Chicago, IL and South Bend, IN. Dr. Sibilla has served as the Director of the Clinical Training Program (2010 – 2014) at the Jung Institute and also teaches in their Analyst Training Program. Currently, Dr. Sibilla is engaged in the study and practice of Zen Buddhism including authoring a book on the relationship between Zen Buddhism and Analytical Psychology as well as a paper formally exploring Jung’s 1958 dialogue with Japanese Zen Master and Philosopher Hisamatsu. In addition to his clinical practice and work with the Institute, Dr. Sibilla teaches in both the Masters and Doctoral programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and The Institute for Clinical Social Work and also facilitates several silent contemplative retreats throughout the year at GilChrist Retreat Center in Southwest Michigan.
Irv Siegel came to know about Jung over 20 years ago and has become a strong supporter of the Jung Center. Irv is enthusiastic about sharing his passion for film and making Jungian topics available to the public. He is especially interested in the process of individuation and exploring how people find the inner strength to make conscious decisions during significant crossroads in their lives.
Charles is a Chicago-based social worker and graduate of Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work. For the past decade, he has worked nearly exclusively with veterans of the US Armed Services, both within the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as in the private sector. Charles currently works at Rush University Medical Center’s Road Home Program: Center for Veterans and Their Families, and has provided individual and group treatment for those suffering from the “Invisible wounds of war” (including PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Moral Injury) since the center opened in 2014. In addition to his work with veterans, he is a lecturer at University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and sees clients in private practice. He is excited to return to the Jung Center, where he spent a year as a student intern at the June Singer Clinic for Depth Psychology.
Marsha Smith is a psychotherapist and trainer who works with adults, couples and adolescents. She combines mindful, empathic and practical approaches to help with a variety of psychological and social challenges. She helps people move past blocks, get unstuck, feel more balanced, feel less angry, anxious or depressed, and have more ease in decision making and enjoyment in relationships. With an empathic, therapeutic relationship and focus on inner experience, she supports people tapping into more of their resources of feeling and thinking to bring new insights and steps for solving problems. She teaches mindfulness and body-mind therapies such as Focusing in workshops and to individuals and also supervises and trains health care professionals. Visit www.marshasmithcounseling for more information on her work.
Hélène Tragos Stelian
Hélène Tragos Stelian is a certified life coach, speaker, and author. She holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She helps people who feel lost and stuck, scared and overwhelmed, unable to move forward—whether in their professional or personal lives. She helps them take control back by clarifying who they are and what they want, so they can begin to take bold steps toward their goals and feel happy and excited about their future.
In her blogs, Purpose Stories and Next Act for Women, she shares inspirational stories of people who have found their life’s calling—and are living it—at any age. She also writes about purpose, midlife, women, parenting, and college for other sites, including the Huffington Post.
Mary Theis is a Volunteer Therapist at The C. G. Jung Center and a member of the Clinic Committee. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and studied for a time at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also affiliated with Apple Farm Community in Three Rivers Michigan and has a private practice in conjunction with Apple Farm.
David G. Thoele is Co-Director of Narrative Medicine (NM) at ACH in Chicago. His creative essays are featured in Pulse, Hektoen International and Physicians Practice. He has led and participated in workshops at The Examined Life Conference. He is also a pediatric cardiologist at ACH.
He learned a new perspective when his daughter got sick and he experienced the medical system from a parent’s point of view. He created and co-directs the NM group at ACH, which includes members of all departments at ACH. The group meets monthly, using writing, music, meditation and relaxation exercises to promote healing. He is currently the Principle Investigator of “Effectiveness of a writing tool to reduce perceived stress in a clinical setting: A pilot study,” an IRB project involving inpatients and outpatients.
Nancy VanKanegan has worked as an artist and teacher in Chicago for 30 years. Her students range in age from grade school to grad school. Creating diagrams, or mind maps, for complex plans and relationships has long been a part of her teaching and practice.
W. Keren Vishny
Keren’s practice is focused on dreamwork, mind-body medicine and psychotherapy. Her office is located in Wilmette, Illinois, where she works primarily with adults. Keren has worked closely with Jungian Analyst, Marion Woodman, and completed the Marion Woodman Leadership Training Program in 2007. She is a Dreamwork student of Rodger Kamenetz. Keren facilitates workshops and group programs through the Marion Woodman Foundation and The C. G. Jung Center in Evanston. She has also completed the Certification Program offered by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
Karol Weigelt is a therapist and spiritual director in the Chicago area. She facilitates dream groups as part of her work with clients and interested individuals. She has done research in the area of dream work technique and theory and has served as adjunct faculty at Loyola University.
Kaitlyn Whitebread graduated from The Family Institute at Northwestern University with her MA in Counseling and Ohio University with her BFA in Theater Performance. She currently works with Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare as their Hope FIRST (First Episode Psychosis) Coordinator. Kaitlyn is also as an affiliate psychotherapist with Urban Balance. Previously, Kaitlyn served as a Program Assistant at The C.G. Jung Center for nearly 7 years.
Carolyn Kelley Williams
Carolyn Kelley Williams has kept journals as a creative discipline all her life. Dedicated to the Intensive Journal program since 1985, she studied with Dr. Progoff, its creator, becoming a Registered Journal Consultant in 1991. She is a published poet, novelist, and stained-glass artist. A founding member of the performance ensemble World Enough & Time, she has presented programs of original poetry and music in theatres, churches, and coffee houses throughout the Midwest. Her books of poems, Inexhaustible Offering: Lincoln Park Mornings, and Rebirth of Wonder: Epiphanies at Winter Solstice, are available on Amazon. Her novel, The Realm of Persephone, is in press, to be released in the fall of 2022. For more than 30 years, she was Senior Editor of Publications in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Medical School and Managing Editor of The International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. She lives in Arizona, where she continues her writing, teaching, and stained-glass art.
Candice supports people in embodying their true selves, being whole, and loving themselves through all levels including physical, energetic, mental/emotional, spiritual, and pure consciousness. She integrates spiritual + soul work, trauma and intergenerational trauma healing, Somatic Experiencing, Family Constellations, yoga and ayurveda, and voice dialogue. She recognizes how the body stores information and how to partner with the body for deep transformation. She enjoys working with people to support them in healing from within, clearing limiting beliefs, resolving personal trauma and losses, embodiment, and soul alignment. Candice offers a weekly Restorative Yoga Class, individual and couples therapy, Women’s Healing Circles, Family Constellations workshops, and international soul-nourishing retreats.