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About Us

The Charleston Jung Society is a private, non-profit organization and with a vision of raising awareness about the many dimensions of Jungian thought within the Charleston SC community. In accordance with this aim, the Society offers programs and events in depth psychology.  Our hope is that our meetings and conversations will offer the space where our members and friends can be supported and engaged in their own process of individuation.

CJS Board

Linda Scott ~ President

Betsy Grund ~ Secretary Treasurer

Nancy Sienknecht ~ Programs

Larry Monteith ~ Audiovisual

Mike Ethridge ~ General Counsel

Diana Deaver ~ Publicity and Social Media

 Come and meet us in person at our next event!

Advisory Board

sharon-martin-2016Sharon Martin, RN, FNP, CNS, PhD eq  Sharon Martin was born and grew up in the Deep South. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree at Emory University in the Psychosocial Nurse Practitioner program, obtaining advanced certification as Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. This program introduced her to the exciting work of C. G. Jung. Her fascination with his deeply spiritual and scientific approach lead to her enrollment as a training candidate at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland,where she received her diploma in Analytical Psychology in 2005.

She began her private psychotherapy practice in Atlanta in 1999. Shortly after receiving her diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich, she relocated to the lowcountry of Charleston, SC, and established her psychoanalytic practice in Mt. Pleasant. In addition to analysis and psychotherapy, Sharon lectures and gives workshops on Jungian theory.  For more information about Sharon, please visit her website.

John Romig Johnson, PhD, NCPsyA.

Dr. Johnson is a Jungian analyst, psychotherapist, teacher, and supervisor. He has been in the private practice of Jungian psychoanalysis in Manhattan since July of 1977 and is a senior member of the faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute in New York and a supervising psychologist for the training program.

He is a professional member of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists, and the New York Associate for Analytical Psychology. He is a Diplomate Psychoanalyst in the National Accreditation Association and the American Examining Board of Psychoanalysis. He is a Diplomate Pastoral Psychotherapist in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland; a Ph.D (with Distinction) in Psychiatry and Religion from the Union Theological Seminary in New York City; an M.Div.(with Honors) from The General Theological Seminary in New York City; and a Magna cum Laude B.A. from Furman University.

Alvaro A. Giraldo, MD

Dr. Giraldo is a clinical associate professor in the adult psychiatry division. He received his Masters Degree in Counseling and Pastoral Counseling at the Ashland Theological Seminary, and his M.D. from the Javeriana University School of Medicine in Bogotá, Columbia. Dr. Giraldo also has a diploma in Analytical Psychology (Jungian Psychoanalysis) from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysists at C.G. Jung Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Professional Counseling, Pathology and Psychiatry.