Willow Young

M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Certified Jungian Analyst, C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist






Willow Young, M.A., L.M.F.T.: Willow is a member of the Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and serves as Chair. She teaches Clinical Practice I, II, III and Jung’s Depth Psychology, Mores and Values in Cross Cultural Counseling, and received the Pacifica Distinguished Service Award in 2008. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an IAAP certified Jungian Analyst with the C. G. Jung Study Center of Southern California In her work with students, she integrates training in archetypal and cultural studies with solid theoretical and clinical skills. Willow values the presence of Psyche in our lives and engages the multifaceted expressions of psyche, listening deeply to that which wants to come into relationship. In her private practice, Willow works with a Depth Psychological approach that integrates a Jungian and archetypal understanding of the psyche and responds to the individual needs of her clients with dream work, active imagination and sandplay therapy. She is a founding member of Archetypal Research in Sandplay Studies, Past President of the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT, and Past President of Santa Barbara Friends of Jung. She serves as a Training Analyst at the C.G. Jung Study Center. Willow presented the following seminars as part of Pacifica’s 2009 Legacy Tour at Eranos in Ascona, Switzerland, Jung and Nature: The Nourishing Life of the Soul , Jung and Nature: The Nourishing Life of the Soul, and Psyche Soma Dynamism in the Asklepion Healing Tradition. Her research interests include alchemical symbolism in dreams and individuation; indigenous healing practices; Nature, and the Psyche/Soma dynamism. Willow received her multicultural training in the interdisciplinary World Arts and Cultures Program at UCLA and integrates a cultural perspective into her work as a clinician and educator. 

Areas of Emphasis: Jungian Psychology; Alchemical and Archetypal Research; the nature of Psyche,Dreams, and Active Imagination; World Arts, Culture, and Mythology.