Susan C. Roberts, MS, MA, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and Jungian psychotherapy in private practice in Boulder, Colorado.
Susan’s Journey into Jungian Psychotherapy
A graduate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, she is a long-time student of James Hillman, archetypal psychology, and symbolic languages such as the I Ching, astrology, mythology, fairy tales, and dreams. She also has a particular interest in the intersection of psyche and soma and of mind-body approaches to illness and healing.
Susan has more than twenty years’ experience as a psychotherapist. Before moving to Boulder in 2016, she was in private practice in Washington, D.C. for over a decade. She also worked in community mental health and university counseling centers and as a counselor in independent and international schools. In the latter capacity she developed and taught a curriculum on psychological and emotional literacy for adolescents integrating insights from Jungian and psychodynamic psychotherapy, neuroscience, and the practice of mindfulness.
Susan’s Approach to Jungian Therapy
In all of her work she seeks to support the process of individuation through perception of one’s daimon or calling and clarification of one’s unconscious loyalties to and identifications with family and larger collectives. Her thesis, “The Power of the Ancestors: The Family Unconscious as a Source of Wounding and Healing” explores the intergenerational transmission of complexes and trauma from Jungian, family systems, and cross-cultural perspectives, and incorporates understandings gleaned from her training in the family constellations work of Bert Hellinger.
Susan has presented lectures and workshops through Jungian societies in New York, Washington, Baltimore, and elsewhere. Her articles on depth psychology, wellness, and care of the soul have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, Independent School magazine, Common Boundary, New Age Journal, AARP magazine, and other publications.