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Dr. Gary Trosclair
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Gary Trosclair, LCSW, DMA, is a certified Jungian analyst practicing privately in Manhattan and Westchester County, New York. He works with individuals and couples on a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, and relationships. He serves on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where he has also served as Director of Training. He has presented at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and the Jung Foundation of New York.

His article, "Duty and the Death of Desire", published in the Jungian Journal of Theory and Practice, describes the loss of passion that can happen when we feel forced into doing the things we used to love. His writing has also appeared in Quadrant, the Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought. In addition to teaching clinical courses, he has taught and lectured on music, the intersection of personal psychology and politics, and Mardi Gras. Dr. Trosclair holds graduate degrees from Yale, New York University, and SUNY Stony Brook.

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Mind Wide Open: Listening to Disturbing Voices, Thoughts and Feelings

(2) Comments | Posted August 25, 2013 | 11:48 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

"Is that crazy?" my patients sometimes ask me when they've told me something they're feeling or thinking that they're worried about. "No, it's not crazy," I...

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Blessed Are Those Who Suffer?

(114) Comments | Posted July 28, 2010 | 7:00 AM

Is suffering inevitable, avoidable, meaningful, neurotic, or the only path to growth? I'd say it could be any of the above, depending on its origins and how we respond to it.

Some people find meaning in their suffering. They find some purpose in what they are going through and then...

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Work Life Balance: A Jungian Perspective

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2010 | 8:00 AM

One of the psychological patterns that can make it difficult to unplug is work addiction. With work addiction, it's not just the electronic devices we are plugged into. It's another "power source," an internal one that can either energize us or fry us.

Sometimes we work intensely to prove...

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A Jungian Analyst Takes Positive Psychology for a Test-Drive

(32) Comments | Posted May 23, 2010 | 8:00 AM

People have asked me what I think about the new Positive Psychology movement--a trend in psychology to research and apply what makes us healthy and happy rather than what's wrong with us. College courses and self-help books on the subject are both very popular. In reading about positive psychology I...

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Depression, Expectations And The Felt Sense Of Inadequacy

(19) Comments | Posted March 11, 2010 | 8:14 AM

What causes depression and what works in its treatment? It depends on what type of depression you are referring to and who has it.

In common parlance the meaning of the term depression can range from a debilitating mental disorder to a passing blue mood. Professionals use a number...

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Archetypal Patterns In Love And Marriage: Just Like Romeo And Juliet

(27) Comments | Posted February 14, 2010 | 6:00 AM

Why does love so often get so difficult? Just about everybody wants a good relationship, so what goes wrong? As with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet we often believe that our love will be so powerful that it will override all the family history and conflicts that it is born into....

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A Jungian Analysis Of Dreams

(11) Comments | Posted February 4, 2010 | 8:30 AM

The posts and replies here on the meaning or meaninglessness of dreams have shown frustration, bewilderment, and strong opinions.

Dreams can be very frustrating and fiendishly difficult to understand, even for a Jungian analyst trained for years to interpret them. But I think that what sometimes happens is that...

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