Conversations about the workings of the mind are not a substitution for the work we can do with and on our own minds. Everyone should have some kind of practice that allows them to be present and work with the contents of their own minds. And when doing this work alone requires help, we should be encouraged to partner with experts that could help. Sometimes the cure is found in the process of seeking for a solution & giving your mental health your daily/moment-to-moment attention. And when you find the “problem” does not go away, for some of us, finding ways to cope and relate to that thing that causes distress may be our best solution.
Jesse- educator, psychoanalytic theorist.
Jesse is a psychoeducator and psychodynamic theorist, influenced by the works of Freud, Jung, D.W. Winnicott, and Mark Epstein, M.D. His work explores the interplay of psychoanalytic & psychodynamic thought in relation to trauma, education, and spirituality. He received his undergraduate minor in English from the University of South Carolina, Masters degree in Criminology from Keiser University, post graduate certification in Geropsychology and post grad work in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University. He also completed Post Graduate Certifications in Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Training. He has been teaching at local colleges & spiritual centers in Atlanta, GA for over 10 years. In 2012 he was incardinated into the UAIC as an interspiritual priest & teacher. Jesse is an active member of the Society of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (Division 39) of the APA (American Psychological Association). He’s also an inductee into Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Clergy & Scholars. His current research and teaching explores the role of relational psychoanalytic and psychodynamic thought to experiences of trauma, healing, intersubjectivity, and spiritual practices. For more information or to reach Jesse directly, click on the contact page above, or email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.