About Me

Education and Experience

My Ph.D. was earned in Educational Psychology with a specialty in clinical and counseling psychology from the University of Hawaii in 1975. I was first licensed as a psychologist in the state of Hawaii from 1976 to 1992 and then in the state of Washington since 1992. In the first 15 years of my professional life I worked primarily in clinical psychology as a staff psychologist at various hospitals, government agencies, and in full time private practice. Since 1992 I have specialized exclusively in depth psychology after formal study in this field in Honolulu, Zurich, and Seattle. After moving to Poulsbo, WA my practice focused primarily on in depth, individual work with adults and couples. I have specialty training in career and life planning issues, helping others to identify their unique abilities and interests and how to best incorporate these into their life.

My professional experience in general clinical psychology includes: clinical psychology internships at the University of Hawaii and The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; 2 years at the Hawaii State Prison as a program specialist; 2 years as staff clinical psychologist at the Hawaii State Hospital; and 4 years as staff clinical psychologist with the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific where I worked with a wide variety of clients with physical disabilities such as spinal cord injury, head trauma, stroke, amputation and chronic pain. Since 1992 I have worked in full time private practice specializing in individual analytical psychotherapy and couples counseling. My past specialties included counseling of chronic pain disorders and psychodiagnostic evaluations, which I did for approximately 15 years. These evaluations were vocational and career related, intended as an aide to other counselors in their work with clients. As a part of my past professional work I have been a psychological consultant to the Hawaii state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and to the Rehabilitation Hospital’s chronic pain management program. I also have extensive university teaching experience. I held instructor positions, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology at the University of Hawaii and Chaminade University in Honolulu.

Subsequent to my formal doctoral education, I completed a two-year post doctoral program (1988-1990) at the Forest Institute for Professional Psychology in Honolulu in clinical depth psychology. I also spent two years (1990-1992) in post doctoral study of analytical psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and one and a half years (1993-1995) in formal analytical training with the North Pacific Institute for Analytical Psychology. I also have specialized formal training in work sample ability testing through The Highlands Program (1998)(https://www.highlandsco.com/consultants/paul-marano/) Consistent with a firm belief that one who works in a deep way with others should have completed a thorough personal analysis, I completed over 350 hours of personal analysis during these years of study of analytical psychology.