Spring News from the Jung Center

spring flowers
Photo by Cheryl Kinsman

Dear Jung Center community,

This spring season brings us some optimism as we resume some normalcy in our lives. However, we are keenly aware of a distant conflict that is senseless, cruel and devastating to the people of Ukraine. We all have an opportunity to help in small ways; we at the Jung Center will start by donating a percentage of proceeds from our next presentation to Chefs for Ukraine via World Central Kitchen. 

The Center has continued to operate and even thrive thanks to our many volunteers, donors, loyal staff and community patrons. As many of you are aware, since providing our programs virtually, we have been able to reach a wider audience locally, nationwide, and internationally. Our spring programming is already underway! We are very excited about our remaining programs, some of which still have spots available. Topics include Jung’s Influence on the Early Development of Alcoholics Anonymous and AA’s Spirituality (only a few spots remaining); Medea and the Modern Mother: Transmutations in Motherhood; and Why Do I Sometimes Feel Like Cinderella & Where Is Prince Charming? Click here for more information and to register online. 

In June, we are planning to open the Center for an art workshop and exhibition, beginning with Hilma af Klint’s Abstract and Visionary Art Takes us into the Future. We hope to offer additional on-site programs but will likely continue virtual programs to reach the widest audience possible. Other summer programs will include a dream workshop and another episode of our popular series on Jung’s Black Books. Keep an eye on your inboxand our website for more details.

The Jung Center continues to offer psychotherapy services via Telehealth with some options for in-person sessions. We currently accept BCBS PPO and Choice Plans. We also offer a sliding scale, self-pay option for those without insurance. Our therapists are flexible, offering virtual, phone or, in some cases, in-office sessions. To learn more and apply for therapy services, visit our website here.

The Center remains both a virtual and real place to connect with others and learn new ways to view ourselves and the world. We promote a strong sense of community and aim to provide a space for enlightenment, healing and personal growth. We look forward to connecting with all of you over Zoom or in person. If you know someone who might benefit from our services, please feel free to share this email with them.

Be well, stay safe, and embrace the joys that spring and summer bring.

Cheryl Kinsman, PhD
Executive Director

Welcome back, Rebecca!

Rebecca Francescatti, LCPC

Rebecca Francescatti has resumed her staff therapist position. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with an MA in Counseling from The Family Institute of Northwestern University in Evanston. She’s a graduate of the 2+ MA Counseling program for career changers, an intensive three-year program. Rigorously trained on-site in Psychodynamics and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rebecca uses evidence-based treatments to support client healing, development, and growth. Rebecca also holds an MA in English Literature from DePaul University,and was immersed in contemporary global scholarship during her fifteen-year career as an indexer of academic and trade manuscripts in publishing. A long-time devotee of Jungian studies, Rebecca was introduced to CG Jung Center analyst-in-residence Weyler Greene, PhD who encouraged her to become a therapist. Dr. Greene’s mentorship in Jungian analysis, depth psychology, dream work, and therapeutic techniques continues to inform and guide her practice. She remains passionately committed to the Jung Center’s mission to “be more human.”

Photo by Rebecca Francescatti