I’m trying to remember the last time we had a Jungian pschoanalyst at our Seattle NE Rotary Club meeting. It’s been at least…. well….never! But this week we will break all precedent as our president introduces Dan Keusal, Jungian psychoanalyst and marriage and family therapist as our speaker. He’ll talk about “Meaningful Relationships: Overcoming Obstacles, Deepening Connection.” With a whole year in advance of Valentine’s Day 2018 this gives us plenty of time for practice.
Dan’s office is right at the Lake City Professional Center. Here’s what he says about himself on his website:
Welcome. I’m Dan Keusal. I’m now in my 25th year serving individuals and couples as a Jungian psychotherapist in Seattle, WA.My work stems from a deep commitment to supporting the unique journey of those I serve. I provide a broad, holistic, multi-faceted approach that honors and integrates mind, body, and spirit.I hold a masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University; as part of that degree I earned a Certificate from the Marriage & Therapy Training Center at what was then Presbyterian Counseling Service (now Samaritan Center of Puget Sound). I am a Washington State Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (License #LF 00001195). I have also studied Analytical (Jungian) Psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.
I am a member of the Jungian Psychotherapists Association,(where I served on the leadership Council for 5 years).I am also a member of the Northwest Alliance For Psychoanalytic Study.In addition to 24 years in private practice, I have worked in several counseling agencies, and at a hospital that specialized in treating people with psychiatric and chemical dependency (drug & alcohol) issues.I am a Past President of the Seattle Counselors Association (2006-2007), and served on the SCA Board of Directors in various capacities for three years.I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame (in Theology). I have done graduate theological studies at St. Michael’s College in Vermont and at Georgetown University. I also completed basic training in shamanism with Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies.After two years of training with Seattle-area astrologers Sheila Belanger and Laura Nalbandian, I completed a five year apprenticeship with Steven Forrest, an internationally respected astrologer, author, and teacher.In order to continue growing professionally, I regularly attend workshops, seminars, and classes on a wide variety of topics, I consult with peers and other professionals, I read, and I attend to my own personal growth.For more than 20 years, I have led workshops and lectured on personal development, spirituality, astrology, and other topics. By integrating practical examples with stories, humor, and the arts, I work to integrate head and heart, to make the process of healing and growth accessible while honoring the complexity and depth that gives life its richness and meaning. I have presented to a wide variety of organizations, including Microsoft, Seattle University, The Northwest Astrological Conference, and dozens of other churches, businesses, and community groups. For a complete list, click here.I bring to my work a passionate love for the arts, and an appreciation for their power to animate, deepen, and enrich our lives. I am a musician and a photographer, and a devoted student of film and poetry.In my free time, I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, walking in my favorite local parks, and staying alert for the next movie, song, or poem that will enrich my soul.