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Jennifer Kunst

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Jennifer Kunst, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Pasadena, CA. She is a senior faculty member at the Psychoanalytic Center of California and an adjunct associate professor at the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She writes a blog for psychologytoday.com, A Headshrinker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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"The author, through her warm voice, offers a very easy to approach foundation to understanding psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Well selected quotes and metaphors throughout. Anyone familiar with psychoanalysis can truly appreciate..." Read more of this review »
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“Death, loss, and limitations are inevitable in life. They are at the heart of being human.”
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"Jennifer Kunst's book is plainly amazing. Her candor about her faith and her everyday living with folksy wisdom brings home one of the rarest gems of writing I have read in years. As an atheist and homosexual I feel Wisdom from the Couch brings ho..." Read more of this review »
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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
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I absolutely loved this book! As a writer and a psychologist, I found Anne's writing to be spot on. This is early Anne Lamott, before her fame--honest, unhurried, and inspiring. A must read for any writer and a joy for any human being engaged in the ...more
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Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts
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I really enjoyed this story. Romantic yet with some substance, as Jude is really trying to find her true self. Will read the other 2 in the trilogy.
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The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts
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I loved the BoonsBoro trilogy, came to care about the characters and loved the storyline about Lizzie, the ghost. While it is all a bit predictable, it is touching and an easy read. Highly recommend!
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“Death, loss, and limitations are inevitable in life. They are at the heart of being human.”
Jennifer Kunst, Wisdom from the Couch: Knowing and Growing Yourself from the Inside Out

“To use a very ordinary example, growing means taking off the training wheels from the bicycle. We lean into the potential of developing more independence and competence but must run the risk of falling over. Our safety is threatened. This challenging dynamic is at the heart of almost all of life. Often we prefer to play it safe by hiding out in what we know, rather than letting go and learning something new. It feels more secure to avoid change than to risk trying and failing. It feels smarter to keep our thoughts and feelings to ourselves than to share them in an intimate way. While”
Jennifer Kunst, Wisdom from the Couch: Knowing and Growing Yourself from the Inside Out

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” Our personal filters factor in: Who we are changes what we see.”
Jennifer Kunst, Wisdom from the Couch: Knowing and Growing Yourself from the Inside Out

“Death, loss, and limitations are inevitable in life. They are at the heart of being human.”
Jennifer Kunst, Wisdom from the Couch: Knowing and Growing Yourself from the Inside Out




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