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JAKOB
LUSENSKY

English-speaking Jungian Psychoanalyst

Available online and in-person in Berlin, Germany
 
Member of IAAP / AGAP
 

How i work

I’m a certified Jungian psychoanalyst trained in Switzerland working online and with a private practice in Berlin for the last eight years. My work aims to help individuals find purpose and restore meaning in their life. I am specialized in working through loss, existential crises, trauma and difficult life transitions. For this purpose, I work with dreams, active imagination, creativity, and play as part of the therapeutic process. I offer counselling and Jungian analssis to individuals in English, Swedish and German. I am available to meet with clients in Berlin in person and for online counselling. I also offer supervision consultations for English-speaking therapists and counsellors, focused on dreamwork and working analytically with a Jungian approach.

 

Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung wrote that nobody as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life is without trouble. As an English-speaking Jungian psychoanalyst in Berlin, my work is to support individuals in navigating the chaos, trouble, and suffering that everyday life entails.

Through mutual exploration, it is possible to better understand some of the underlying currents that shape our lives. Psychoanalysis views human behavior and motivations as partly driven by unconscious conflicts, complexes, and trauma, some of which are based in childhood experiences. By connecting with dreams, imagination, memory, the therapeutic process can help healing take place.

Symptoms such as panic attacks, anxiety, compulsions, and psychosomatic problems are, from a psychoanalytic lens, not always something that should be simply removed through treatment. Rather, they can also be understood as signs with a certain message; signs which call for a change in how to live one's life.

I offer Jungian Psychoanalysis, Counseling and supervision in English, German and Swedish at Mittelweg 50 in Neukölln, Berlin, Germany. I am licensed as Heilpraktiker for psychotherapy in Germany. I don't work with public insurances (such as TK).  I am available to meet with clients in Berlin in person and for online counselling through the secure platform, It's Complicated.

Experience 

Jungian Psychoanalyst in private practice, Berlin
2013 - Today

Heilpraktiker for Psychotherapy, Berlin

2018

Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the ISAP, Zürich Switzerland

2011 - 2016

Analyst & Counsellor at IMD, MBA Program Lausanne, Switzerland

2015

Clinical internships
Schlosspark Klinik Charlottenburg, Berlin, William Slater Outpatient Clinic, Cape Town

2012 - 2015

 

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Practice

 
 

Jungian Psychology

The Jungian approach to psychoanalysis is a creative one in which the search for meaning and purpose is central. While many modern psychologies merely see psychological suffering and its related symptoms as something best cured with short-term therapy and/or anti-depressive medication, the Jungian approach views problems also a possibility for personal renewal and a positive change in life through the deepening of the life experience.

In Jungian psychology, the emphasis is put on empathy and the inter-subjective relationship between the patient and therapist. Jungian psychoanalysis is an explorative and collaborative process where the therapist and client together seek to identify the underlying causes of suffering and personal conflicts. It seeks the root cause and meaning behind the symptoms in order to establish a new path in life that enables development and healing.

A Jungian analysis often involves meeting one to two 50-minute hours per week. This will be adjusted to your current life situation. I meet with clients in Berlin in person or online. I also offer supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors in Berlin interested in the Jungian approach.

I offer supervision consultation for trainees and qualified therapists. My focus is on a relational way of working with one-to-one adult clients in long-term psychotherapy. I integrate principles from Jungian analysis, dreamwork, and psychoanalysis. I draw on experience of working in a variety of settings with a diverse range of clients and complexity of psychological needs.

 

Lecturing & Articles

I regularly lecture and teach at Jungian and psychoanalytic institutes across Europe. I offer lectures and introductory classes for both laymen and clinicians. Some of the topics are: 

  • The fundamentals of Jungian psychology

  • Jungian psychotherapy in the clinical setting

  • The Christianity of C.G Jung
     

Below are links to some of my published podcasts, articles, and books. 

The Therapeutic value of Dreams 

Interviewed in Onieric Space and published by O32C about the therapeutic value of dreams.

Psychology & The Cross

In the podcast Psychology & The Cross, I explore the fundamentals of Jungian psychoanalysis and the Christianity of C.G Jung through conversations with scholars in the field of Analytical Psychology.

Brandpsycho - Four Essays on de:branding

Collection of essays published by The Zurich Lab and Black Books. Available through Amazon as Paperback and for Kindle.