Dr Isabelle DeArmond
I started my professional life as a medical doctor in France before moving to clinical research. I worked in several large and small companies in Europe and USA. More recently, feeling a pull to come back to patients, I became a clinical psychologist with an orientation in Jungian psychotherapy.
Areas of Expertise
Life transitions, immigration, early developmental trauma, chronic illness, death and dying, depression, creativity, leadership...
...I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along. I exist on the foundation of something I do not know. In spite of all uncertainties, I feel a solidity underlying all existence and a continuity in my mode of being. C.G Jung, MDR
My main orientation is depth psychotherapy. My clients often come with a specific troubling issue or a malaise associated with significant changes in their life. I believe life transitions are a significant opportunity for a renewal of the personality. In addition, I did my psychology research on the experience of hospice workers and I have in interest in the personality changes present at the end of life.
I like to use dreams and other means of creative expression to understand the sources of conflict and relate to the Self, one's center. A respectful relationship to the Self often brings healing and a renewal of the personality. The key driver to change is the development of a trusting relationship between client and therapist.
Being born in France, I am naturally sensitive to cross-cultural and identity issues common in new immigrants. This experience of diversity prepares me to be present in a large range of situations. I am bilingual English/ French and can conduct therapy in French.
I work by appointment only. My Berkeley and San Francisco offices are conveniently located one block from the BART station.
If you leave me a message, I will contact you.
3841 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
2039 Shattuck ave, # 306
Berkeley, CA 94704