Rose Thorn, Psy.D.
Dr. Thorn is a member of the Kantor Associates private practice group. She also teaches meditation and psychology on the university level. Dr. Thorn was given the Apple Award, presented in appreciation of leading educators. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, APA Division 36 (The Psychology of Religion), and of Spiritual Directors International.
Dr. Thorn realizes that all of her life experiences have contributed to her style and capacity for psychotherapeutic practice. Her academic work in psychology, education, theology, and philosophy creates a broad base of knowledge upon which she can draw for inspiration in her work. She completed her B.A. (summa cum laude) at the University of Illinois, majoring in philosophy and minoring in literature. She has a master's degree in theology from Barry University. Her doctoral degree in clinical psychology was earned at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. An internship at the Pederson-Krag Center in New York began her more than twenty years of experience as a clinician. Her personal interests in art, writing, and meditation practice refuel her and keep her focused. Her dance experiences have contributed to the awareness of the mind/body connection which she brings to her work.
Dr. Thorn works with people from adolescence across the life span. She feels that becoming happy begins with how we see ourselves and the world. In her work she helps her clients to develop understanding of the world which facilitates their own happiness as well as the happiness of the others in their lives.
Areas of particular interest to Dr. Thorn include work with dreams, creativity, and spiritual issues. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. Her eclectic theoretical perspective draws on principles from cognitive, dynamic, humanistic, Eastern psychology, and Jungian sources. She feels that being able to look flexibly at the real issues in front of her in each moment is enhanced by having familiarity with many different systems of understanding. And for Dr. Thorn it is clearly understanding the person with her in each unfolding moment, in order to create a new perspective and a new fulfilling experience, that is of utmost importance.