Carol Jacobs, MSW, LCSW, is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist, a presenter for the Marion Woodman Foundation, a workshop leader, a faculty member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine as well as the Chrysalis Institute.
She has a private practice in the Richmond, Virginia area. With more than 30 years of counseling experience and trainings, Carol’s work is informed by:
- The deep soul work of Jungian Analytical Psychology.
- The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s model for healing.
- Family Systems Theory.
- Somatic Experiencing.
Carol also trained in BodySoul intensives with Marion Woodman, Jungian Analyst, and graduated from the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Rhythms Leadership Training Program.
"How can I live my life to the fullest possible extent?"
These trainings and her own personal journey bring with them rich and deep experiences of working with dreams, guided imagery, body movement, and creative therapeutic expression. They provide opportunities for dissolving and easing trauma, family-of-origin challenges, as well as concerns of everyday living. Clarity comes into focus in response to the question “How can I step more fully into the world and into life?”
In addition to her professional work Carol is a classically trained pianist. She began studying at the age of 5 and has continued that training throughout her youth and adult life. She has studied with professors at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Maryland, and the University of Richmond. She performed at the invitational Van Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas and has presented recitals in a variety of venues including Jamaica, Italy and in the United States.
This love of music enhances her understanding and teaching of the connections between the mind, the body, the soul, and Spirit.
A Vocational Calling
From childhood I have been deeply touched by the mystery of Nature and music, and by an awareness of a deep sensitivity to people and my surroundings. With an unspoken intuition through my body and feelings, I had no understanding of what these gifts were. Marriage, four children, and expanded life experiences called me to a deeper exploration of myself and my place in the world. This deeper exploration led me to graduate school at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and an on-going seeking into what I am called to do. It is this unfolding that places me in the position of this personal and vocational calling.
It is a privilege and honor to be with those who call up their courage to explore a deepening of their integrity and authenticity. The work toward loosening the pull of the ego and allowing the body and soul to inform one’s journey requires a surrender – a facilitation of removing the blocks of self-doubt, thus creating an opening to celebrate and live the natural flow of life.