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I hope this website answers your important questions and explains how I can support your healing and growth.

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
C.G. Jung

Kendrick Norris, Certified Jungian Analyst, Imago Relationship Therapist
Kendrick Norris

60 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
kendrickN@aya.yale.edu
203-415-0470

Jungian analysis, like psychotherapy in general, addresses challenges in the realms of love, work, and play. We all have deep-seated needs: to be known and appreciated, to love and be loved, and to experience meaning and joy in our lives. When these desires are frayed or frustrated, we suffer, perhaps becoming depressed or anxious.

Past wounds or a demanding current situation, anger or shame, low self-esteem or out-of-control behaviors may be the cause of this anguish and bewilderment. Psychotherapy often focuses on the inevitable shortcomings of our parents and the traumas we have endured in earlier years. These past injuries cause us grief, often becoming full-blown complexes that need to be brought to consciousness so we do not continue to compulsively relive them. When our complexes and their inherent distress to us and control over us are uncovered, examined, and tended to, they no longer determine our moods and behaviors. Our symptoms moderate and we are freer to live as we want.

Stone statue representing depression

Key to this relief and greater autonomy is the therapeutic relationship itself. Sharing one’s feelings, thoughts, memories, and hopes with someone who is open, caring, and fully engaged is the fertile ground for healing and wholeness. The resulting relationship is not just mutually respectful, it become a temenos—a sacred container—where deep understanding and transformation takes place.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
C.G. Jung