My name is Charles Asher. I will not write a lot about myself since I trust that within a first session potential analysands/patients will have a sense of how we might work together.

However, a few comments are in order. I am a certified Jungian psychoanalyst, a member of the C.G.Jung Institute of San Francisco. I trained at the New York Institute for Analytical Psychology, N.Y.C. I hold Masters of Divinity degree in theology from Union Theological Seminary, N.Y.C and a Masters degree in psychology from the New School for Social Research, N.Y.C . I also have a doctoral degree in pastoral counseling from Andover Newton Theological Seminary.

I am licensed as a Research Psychoanalyst under the California Medical Board and will also continue my licensing as a Marriage Family Therapist until Nov. 1st, 2023. After that date, I will continue my work under the Research Psychoanalyst licensing.

I have been in private practice for most of the course of the last 50 plus years. I also have served for some eighteen years in various roles at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA including as faculty, chair of departments and provost.

I am educated and experienced and trained by many outstanding analysts and psychotherapist who also worked with me as their analysand/patient early on in my training.

I work primarily with individuals on a weekly basis, one or two sessions per week minimally.

My fee is $250 for a fifty-minute session. I do not take insurance. I ask people to pay by cash or check by the first or last session of each month for the month. I ask for a two week notice for cancellations once you have your particular times set with me.

For those not familiar with Jungian analysis, you don’t need to be. I am experienced in different approaches that fall under the general rubric of depth psychology. What that means is that I work with both conscious and unconscious material. I particularly work with dreams as a source of what one’s psyche might be suggesting to the conscious experience of my analysands/patients. In addition to what transpires between us, I am mostly interested in the “mystery of the psyche’s Other” that occurs between us.

When I was a young boy there was a stream next door that flowed down to the bay. Often, I would go there and remove sticks and leaves from the stream and happily watch the stream flow to the bay.

Whatever issues you might be struggling with, I’d be pleased to help you remove those obstacles to you fulfilling your life as fully as possible.

You can call me at 805-705-2451 or email me at