THE JAMES GOODRICH WHITNEY CLINIC

The James Goodrich Whitney Clinic was established over 40 years ago to serve the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer sliding scale psychotherapy to adults of all ages who are unable to afford standard fees but are interested in longer-term depth psychotherapy informed by Jungian theory.

If you are interested and would like more information, call the Clinic Administrator at (415) 771-8055 ext. *205.

Who comes to therapy?

People making use of our services are often experiencing a period of psychological distress or facing some painful life transition. We see both individuals and couples. The Clinic does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or religion.

Who will be my therapist?

Clinic therapists are advanced degree interns or candidates in the Institute’s analytic training program. All therapists are supervised by Jungian analysts or advanced candidates. Some of our analyst members donate time to see Clinic patients in their private offices.
After an initial interview to determine the appropriateness of our Clinic setting for a client, a therapist is chosen. Patients are seen for fifty minute sessions usually once or twice weekly. There is no limit on the number of sessions. Fees are set on a sliding scale based on ability to pay.

What happens in Jungian psychotherapy?

The experience of therapy may vary based on the needs of the patient and on the therapist’s individual style, but Jungian psychotherapy generally involves the systematic examination and cultivation of the inner life. The goal is to promote psychological growth, or in Jung’s words “individuation,” a process of developing a connection with ones inner self.

Discussion between the therapist and patient may touch upon
the patient’s daily life experiences, past memories, feelings, dreams, and other images or spontaneous expressions or associations.

The relationship between the therapist and the patient is crucial to the process. It is important for the patient to feel free to talk about whatever comes to mind. Confidentially and privacy are always strictly maintained.