Carol C. Saysette, MA, MDiv, DMin
I am a graduate in the Spiritual Directors’ Training Program at the Shalem Institute, a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and, in addition to my Doctorate in Ministry, earned a PhD “All but Dissertation” in Depth Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute.
My first profession was as a teacher of fifth grade students. I was trained to teach in an “Individualized” method, and I think that perspective has carried through into my current professional life. I have been working as a Pastor, and then a Pastoral Counselor since 1981.
My style is supportive and pragmatic. It is my Ministry now. I listen as deeply as I can to what is going on for the person on many levels. Sometimes my role is to be a bridge to other counselors who have specialized skills. My clients are usually adults who are working through life transitions, grief, losses and other difficult periods in their lives.
Theoretically, I lean toward Depth Psychology, and I have a great interest in Jungian Psychology and Self Psychology. Dreamwork can sometimes be very helpful in the work I do.
My Pastoral Counseling work is done at the Interfaith Counseling Center in San Anselmo. I have a sliding scale for my fees.