About Pamela Donleavy
Pamela Donleavy, J.D., is a Jungian Analyst and Professional Depth Coach in private practice in Arlington, MA. Pamela is the former President of the C.G. Jung Institute – Boston, President of the New England Society of Jungian Analysts, and Vice President of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP). She is a training analyst, supervisor, and faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute – Boston.
Pamela also practices, studies, and counsels in mindfulness, receiving a Certificate of Training in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. Pamela lectures widely on dreams and other Jungian topics, has authored several articles in Jungian journals, is a Jungian contributor to the book Psychotherapy in the Wake of War: Discovering Multiple Psychoanalytic Traditions (Aronson), and is co-author with Ann Shearer of the book Themis: From Ancient Myth to Modern Healing (Routledge).
Pamela’s careers have followed that serpentine path of self-realization long before she read Jung or knew of any Jungian concepts. She was first a classical flutist in several orchestras in the Midwest. She then went to law school at the University of Notre Dame, and practiced law in Philadelphia for 13 years. Each path had been fulfilling for a time, but eventually felt constricted and one-sided.
While browsing through books in a bookstore, Pamela came across an intriguing book written by a Jungian Analyst. It changed her life, as she began to see that the choices she had made came from a deeper place in the psyche, and had a meaning and purpose that was leading her forward.
After beginning her own analysis, and receiving a powerful message from a dream, Pamela left the law and trained at the C.G. Jung Institute – Boston to become a Jungian Analyst. In 1998, she began working with clients to help them find their own life purpose, and assist them as they transition into new states of being.
Pamela is a Certified Professional Coach, having received her training at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), which enriched her knowledge and skills for working with the psyche.
Pamela is deeply honored to be able to use what she has learned to help others understand and realize their most fulfilling life.