Hallie B. Durchslag, PhD

There is a saying cultura cura, culture cures. If the culture is a healer, the families learn how to heal; they will struggle less, be more reparative, far less wounding, far more graceful and loving.”
— Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Thank you for visiting my site to learn more about my therapeutic practice, my academic pursuits, and the workshops I host through The Anima Mundi Project. I am driven by a desire to explore the ever-shifting interrelationship between our individual experiences and the environment and culture in which we are embedded. My educational background and professional experience reflect the multi-faceted nature of my interests.

My therapeutic work, research, and writing are all heavily influenced by the work of Carl Jung. Jung’s legacy provides a precious model of inquiry into this mysterious and often invisible connection between self and world. His work provides a model in which to understand that our souls are actually a piece of a larger fabric – a collective or world soul – anima mundi.

Psychological life is what Socrates called piety and what we have described as reverence toward all living things, including the living psyche in its many forms. Psychological life is devoted to continual inquiry, relishing the pursuit of wisdom more than the possession of it. It is the willingness to learn from everyone and everything by reflecting on others’ ideas without defensiveness. It is the ability to be deeply moved by what one sees, hears, and feels, accepting the full impact of living in complex emotional bodies. It is tolerating periods of personal doubt and confusion created by meaningful engagement with other perspectives. It is looking past the surface of things to their interior depths and their transcendent source.
— Coppin and Nelson (2005)

Jung Cleveland

I am honored to serve as the President of the Jung Education Center of Cleveland (aka Jung Cleveland). The Jung Educational Center of Cleveland was founded in 1989 to provide a forum for educational programs based on the work of C.G. Jung. We believe that through the study of Jung’s legacy we can support individuals in the pursuit of meaning in life, and contribute to an evolution of consciousness in our communities. For more information about our organization, our program schedule, and other Jungian resources, please visit our website:

Education

I earned my Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University in 1999. After graduating, I worked for the next 8 years in non-profit management. My commitment was to the macro side of change, the culture of the culture, as Estés described above.

In 2009, I chose to shift gears and move more deeply into the complexity of the individual experience. I earned my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2015. My practicum and internship training was with University Hospitals Department of Psychiatry and Mood Disorders Program, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Cleveland, OH and The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland.