Barbara B. Sadak, Ph.D.

I am a licensed psychologist and a Jungian analyst specializing in individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I maintain a private practice in San Diego, California. I am on the faculty at the C. G. Jung Study Center of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Common reasons people choose to work with me:

Individual Jungian analysis • Counseling for therapists • Counseling for graduate students • Issues regarding death and dying •  Dream work • Issues of personal growth and development • Changes related to stage-of-life transitions • Relationship issues • Stress reduction • Anxiety • Depression • Grief and loss • Communication difficulties • Women’s issues • Individual struggles, becoming who you are intended to be • Personal and spiritual growth • Psycho-oncology issues

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that integrate complimentary therapy approaches and techniques with Jungian analysis, relevant to each client’s presenting situation. I offer an individualized approach to my client’s needs to help attain the personal growth and goals they are seeking.

The hopes, feelings, and core values of each client are treated with compassion and respect. It is my experience that as human beings, we all experience challenging situations and life experiences in various ways: relational,personal, emotional, physical and spiritual. Offering support through a difficult situation or for personal growth, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.


• Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA. 1998

• M.A., Education, University of Minnesota, 1979

Additional Training:

• Certified by the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California, 2008

Professional Activities and Memberships:

International Association of Analytical Psychologists

C. G. Jung Study Center of Southern California

– Director of Training 2010-2011

– Co-Coordinator of Training 2011-2012

– Training Analyst 2009 to present

– Supervising Analyst

Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

American Psychoanalytic Association

American Psychological Association

American Psychotherapy Association

California Psychological Association

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

International Association for Jungian Studies

International Association of the Study of Dreams

National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP)

San Diego Friends of Jung

San Diego Psychological Association

San Diego Society of Jungian Analysts

Published Articles:

Acknowledging the Archetypal Elements of Grief. Psychological Perspectives: Volume 60, Issue 4: Individuation Stories of Change. pp. 434-444