Internationales Seminar für Analytische Psychologie


Margot Estabrook Stienstra, lic.phil

+41 43 540 90 48
[email protected]

Eidg. anerkannte Psychotherapeutin

Whatever your current frame of mind, I’ll meet you in that first courageous step, accompanying you as you seek a more centered, life-affirming state of being. I offer you presence and deep listening, welcoming you to receptive space where you can hear yourself think and acknowledge whatever you may be feeling. Together we can identify strategies for managing your particular situation while honouring deeper resources within yourself.

Join me in an exploratory session, free of charge, for me to listen, and to summarize the spectrum of psychotherapeutic offerings, as context for Jungian psychotherapy/analysis that most deeply informs my practice, so you can decide what is right for you. If need be, I can refer further, as most important is for you to find the right person with whom to entrust your journey. Financial restrictions can also be openly discussed.

I've worked in Europe, Asia, and my native U.S., as educator (literature, writing, ethics) and therapist, and with benefit of a Masters in International Management, guided M.B.A. students to deeper self-awareness in preparation for taking on higher level leadership. In private practice, clients from a range of cultural backgrounds have successfully worked through pressing personal matters of: stage-of-life or sense of identity; self-acceptance and appreciation; relationships, work and personal; traumatic experience; and/or search for deeper meaning and fulfillment. In times of distress or questing, problem-solving or withstanding the demands of creative waiting, I hold sacred the privilege of confidential collaboration, eliciting and navigating your way forward.

Diploma in Analytical Psychology, 2014, ISAP Zürich (CH); Psychotherapist via Charta / Krems U., M.A. equivalency, licensed Canton Zürich;
Diploma Thesis: Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt - Exploring the archetypal interface between two modalities of healing: CBT and Jungian analytical psychology

Professional Development:

  • Certificate in Ecopsychology, Pacifica University, CA
  • Wild Mind Intensive, Animas Valley Institute, CO
  • Coursework via The Shift Network (inter-generational influence; modes of consciousness; shamanic practice;)
  • Cape Cod Institute (MA): Course Assistant for R. Schwartz (IFS); B. van der Kolk (Frontiers of Trauma Treatment); J. Kort (LGBT and Questioning Clients…); R. Naiman (sleep and role of the unconscious)
  • Tantric meditation (ES); individuation in sexual development (CH)
M.I.M. 1985 Thunderbird School of International Management (now ASU); w/ studies at Schiller International U., Heidelberg
B.A. 1978 History, the Arts & Letters, Yale College
Hampshire College (Classical Greek, Chinese and Indian thought)

Professional Organizations

Languages Spoken
German (B2)
Dutch (B1)
Basic French; some familiarity w/ Mandarin and Japanese

Age Groups

From change to growth; Identity (stage of life, gender, role in society) transitioning; individuation; eco-psychology (finding relationship w/in nature and society; eco-spirituality (restoring relationship to the sacred in internal /external ecosystems)

Lectures and Publications
  • Jung on Nature- and Implications for Culture (ISAP ZH)
  • Living a Symbolic Life- Finding Your Personal Myth (w/ K. Schaeppi, ISAP ZH)
  • Fundamentals of Jungian Psychology; On the Nature of Symbols, for Mercury Center, Nanjing, China:
  • I Ching ; Jung’s The Undiscovered Self, for Pilgrims Landing, MA, USA
  • Exploring Excerpts from Jung on The Spirit in Man, Art and Literature (ISAP ZH)
  • Jung on Education and Contemporary Implications (ISAP ZH)
  • Explorations and Reflections on the Nature of Meaning (ISAP ZH)
  • Risking Incarnation: Exploring Identity Formation and Ego-Stabilization (ISAP ZH)
  • Brewster Ladies Library, (Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451; Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman)
  • WOMR Community Radio: Chattin’ up with Lady Di – How Jung’s expression of anima / animus can inform gender identity