The James Goodrich Whitney Center for Psychotherapy

Sonia Mistry, MSW, Center Coordinator
(628) 688-0644

Are you struggling with anxiety, sadness, loneliness, grief or fear? We all periodically experience these feelings, but often don’t know where to turn. During times of personal or social disruption, challenge and disorientation, Jungian-oriented psychotherapy is uniquely suited to help.

The James Goodrich Whitney Center for Psychotherapy is here for You.

As human beings, our most valuable resource is an awareness of our deeper psyche—the unconscious—where creative and transformational forces are accessed. For more than 40 years, the Whitney Center has welcomed a diverse group of San Francisco Bay Area community members with the goal of helping clients develop that critical awareness so they can better manage concerns that arise today or in the future. To be as accessible as possible, we offer a sliding scale for adults of all ages who are unable to afford standard fees but are interested in longer-term depth psychotherapy informed by Jungian theory.

For more information, please contact our Whitney Center Coordinator at, or review the FAQ below.


Who comes to therapy?
People making use of our services are often experiencing psychological distress or a challenging life transition. We see both individuals and couples, and welcome clients of any gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or religion.

Who will be my therapist?
All Whitney Center therapists—whether interns or candidates in the Institute’s Analytical Training Program—have advanced degrees, and are supervised by Jungian analysts or advanced candidates. Some of our analyst members donate time to see Whitney Center patients in their private offices. After an initial interview to determine if the Whitney Center’s services are right for you, a therapist is chosen. Patients are seen for 50-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 varies based on the needs of the patient and on the therapist’s 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 one’s 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. Confidentiality and privacy are always strictly maintained.

For more information, please contact our Whitney Center Coordinator at