As a psychologist, I am committed to attend, in the most immediate and compassionate manner possible, to psychological pain and suffering.

My approach to therapy is informed by Jung’s crucial discovery that one’s unlived life is often at the root of psychological suffering and spiritual unhappiness… expressed continually in the symbolic and real products of our psyche to which we pay little attention such as dreams, fantasies, spiritual longings, and even symptoms. — dr. stephen a. martin
AM A CERTIFIED JUNGIAN ANALYST trained at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland and a licensed psychologist with a doctorate from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. I have been in practice for over thirty years in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Since 1980 I have been privileged to work with clients from all over the world who have consulted me for many different reasons ranging from acute psychological or spiritual crises to the heartfelt desire to explore their inner lives. Very often those initial crises become the doorway to the inner life.

As a psychologist, I am committed to attend, in the most immediate and compassionate manner possible, to psychological pain and suffering. My commitment is complemented by my work as a Jungian analyst that enables me to facilitate the process of inner growth and healing that C. G. Jung called individuation. After decades of practice, I have come to understand that this combination of being able to work with suffering and understand its meaning in a warmly collaborative dialogue is essential if one is to treat the whole person.

Having trained in Zurich at the institute founded by Jung himself in 1948 allowed me the good fortune to have as my mentors and teachers Jung’s own students and colleagues. They included Liliane Frey, Marie-Louise von Franz, Barbara Hannah, Aniela Jaffé, Jolande Jacobi, C. A. Meier, and James Hillman among others.

My approach to therapy is informed by Jung’s crucial discovery that one’s unlived life is often at the root of psychological suffering and spiritual unhappiness. The scope and specifics of this unlived life are expressed continually in the symbolic and real products of our psyche to which we pay little attention such as dreams, fantasies, spiritual longings, and even symptoms. By actively understanding their symbolic meaning and their relevance for life lived now suffering can be dramatically alleviated. What becomes possible from the therapeutic experience is a larger, more meaningful, more creative and more spiritually satisfying life.

My office is located at 119 Coulter Ave, Suite 202, Ardmore, PA 19003 and is easily accessible by car or via Septa’s R5 Regional line.

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