Autumnal Greetings from the Jung Center

Dear Jung Center community,

It’s a new season and one that we hope finds you all feeling optimistic and staying healthy! As we all adjust to a new normal, the JungCenter is continuing to provide services virtually with the promise of in-person gatherings looming on the horizon. Connecting via Zoom has allowed us a broader reach across regions near and far and this has been a blessing. Still, we continue to experience a collective feeling of relief and exhaustion, joy and grief. The Center aims to provide a space to express these feelings, connect with others and learn new ways to view ourselves and the world.  

Some good news! This Summer’s Challenge Match was a resounding success! Thanks to the generosity of many of you, we were not only able to meet the 10K match, we exceeded it! Thank you so much to all who participated – the Center is stronger because of you. As we wind up the year, there will be another opportunity to support us. Donations continue to be an important foundation of the Center making up about 35% of our operating expenses. Our services are much needed and additional funds will allow us to grow our clinic to continue to meet that need. Be on the lookout for our upcoming Annual Appeal announcement.

Our fall programming is already underway. The Me and White Supremacy Book Circle Group began earlier this week with 10% of the proceeds being donated by the Jung Center to the local Evanston YWCA for the inspiring work of their Equity Institute in areas of racial justice. Additional upcoming programs include: The Forest, the Witch and PanExpressive Art and Non-expressive Mediation; Writing Your Spiritual Journey; and Reflective Writing for Life Enrichment: An Introduction to the Progoff Intensive Journal® Method Next up, we’ll be scheduling for winter 2022. All fall programs will be offered via Zoom. Many of our virtual events sell-out so please secure your spot by registering today. Click here for more information and to register online.

The Jung Center continues to offer psychotherapy services via Telehealth and is currently experiencing a very high demand for services. The Center currently accepts BCBS PPO and Choice Plans. We also offer a sliding scale, self-pay option for those without insurance. Our therapists are flexible and offering virtual or phone sessions until advised to return to in-office sessions. To learn more and apply for psychotherapy services, visit our website here. If you are a psychotherapist with an IL license and an interest in Jung, please consider volunteering your services at the Jung Center. Bi-monthly group consultation is provided. We also reserve a percentage of spots for select events for our volunteers to attend free of charge with CEUs included. By volunteering your time and talents, you will become a valued part of our community. For more information about volunteer opportunities and to apply, click here.

While our services remain virtual, we continue to be mindful of the Center’s role in providing hope and a sense of community. Until we can safely meet again in our Evanston office, we are still here and will continue to offer opportunities for healing, wisdom and personal growth.

Please feel free to share this email with anyone who may benefit from our services both locally and afar. Be well, stay safe and embrace the beauty of the fall colors.

Cheryl Kinsman, PhD

Executive Director

Volunteer Highlights We would like to introduce two of our generous volunteers, Mary Theis and David Gibbons.

Mary Theis, LCPC
Mary Theis is a long-time Jung Center volunteer who has contributed in numerous ways to the clinical excellence of the Center. She is a volunteer therapist, co-leads the therapist consultation/supervision group and occasionally presents public programs. Mary’s clinical focus is on supporting the individual’s inner work, which includes dealing with life issues such as family, work, relationships, and life transitions. She often includes work with dreams or other images that may arise. The goal of her work is to help the individual become more of who they are capable of being. Mary has many years of experience as a psychotherapist and she has studied depth psychology in various settings, including a year at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She is now attending the Analyst Training Program in Chicago and is affiliated with Apple Farm Community in Three Rivers, Michigan.

David Gibbons, LCPC
Meet David Gibbons. He recently joined the Jung Center team as a volunteer therapist. His work as a psychotherapist specializes in grief and loss, life transitions, depression and anxiety. His focus has been to help people find their spiritual center from which everything flows, allowing them to become more effective in relationships as members of family, at work, and in community. He is strongly committed to the psychological and spiritual care of his clients. He graduated in 2015 with an MA in Counseling from Loyola University in Chicago and is now training to be an analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.

Storefront Makeover

In 2019, Jung Center staff recruited local Evanston artist, Hannah Bess Ross, to consult with us on a storefront window redesign. Hannah previously worked across the street from us at Hewn Bakery and was responsible for most of their gorgeous signage and artwork. Hannah worked with staff to redesign our storefront windows right before the Covid-19 pandemic struck in spring of 2020, leading staff to put this project on the back burner until earlier this year. We picked up where we left off and are excited to unveil our new storefront window design to you. We believe it embodies the heart of our work as a non-profit psychotherapy clinic. We hope you like it!

To view more of Hannah’s artwork, visit her website here or check her out on Instagram @hannahbessross.