Growing up near New York City, I developed a keen interest in the arts and diverse cultures as a way of understanding the human mind and its imagination. In undergraduate school, while studying art history, I was introduced to the Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung. Through his autobiography, "Memories, Dreams, and Reflections," and his essay on the meaning of symbolic images in language and dreams, "Man and His Symbols," the worlds of philosophy, mythology and psychology became the focus of my personal work. Since then, I have spent my life exploring the connection between the artistic image, dreams and the individuation process. 

Early on in my professional work, writing, speaking, public relations, and producing were areas that suited my personality and gave me access to a wide range of rich experiences in the field of entertainment, sports, performance art, and health. In addition, regular volunteer work, particular with the hospice team at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, allowed me to give back to my community.  At mid-life, I returned to graduate school to study world mythologies and the work of C. G. Jung, who discovered the mysteries of creative expression and illuminated a way to live a truly authentic life.  For many years, I immersed myself in Jungian analysis as a way to understand and manage difficult personal and professional challenges. As my interest in the mysteries of the psyche grew, I enrolled in a six-year training program and received a Diploma in Jungian analysis. In addition, I am an avid painter and currently, I serve as Director of Public Programs at the C. G. Jung Study Center of So. CA.

Common reasons people choose to work with me:

Individual Jungian analysis • Personal and spiritual growth • Counseling for therapists  • Changes related to stage-of-life transitions • Relationship issues • Stress reduction • Anxiety • Depression • Grief and loss • Women’s issues • Searching for one’s life purpose • Issues regarding death and dying •Dreamwork • Loss of meaning • Unblocking creative expression •

 

Susan McGuire, MFT 818 623.4205

Susan McGuire, MFT

818 623.4205

 

PROFESSIONAL

Private Practice, Studio City, CA 2011 - present

Director of Public Programs and Basic Jung Series, C. G. Jung Study Center of So. California, 2016-present

EDUCATION:

M.A. Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

M.A. Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute

B.A. Art History, University of Massachusetts
 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING:
Certified Jungian Analyst – C. G. Jung Study Center of Southern California

TEACHING & LECTURES:

Beauty and the Beast: Transformation of the Animus, C. G. Jung Study Center of Southern California

Introduction to Archetypal Psychology, Antioch University, Graduate Program, Clinical Psychology

MEMBERSHIPS

International Association for Analytical Psychology
San Fernando Valley, CAMFT