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Theresa A. Yuschok

Theresa A. Yuschok, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Chapel Hill, NC.  She was introduced to depth psychology at Northwestern University, in a theater class taught by Jungian analyst Lee Z. Roloff, “Psychological and Archetypal Approaches to Literature,” and she has devoted decades to expanding her understanding—psychologically, spiritually, creatively. She serves as the current president of the C. G. Jung Society of the Triangle Area of North Carolina.

After she earned her BS and MD from Northwestern in Chicago, in 1986 she moved to North Carolina to complete Duke’s psychiatry residency training. An Academic Associate graduate of the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas (now the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas), she has led many MindPlay psychoanalytic discussions after UNC PlayMakers productions, and she is a medical instructor at Duke.

With thirty years service, she retired from Durham VA Medical Center, where she had treated veterans, directed the Mental Health Clinic, trained Duke Psychiatry residents, and co-led a stress management group.

She has spoken widely on joy, spirituality and mental health, and psychological approaches to literature. A writer, she has published poetry, essays, and a short story. When the pandemic ends, she and her husband, Lee Lawrence, will enjoy traveling again.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Jasmine tea with a lemon wedge
  2. Morning prayer, meditation, and journaling
  3. Books and poetry, e.g. The Essential Rumi
  4. Bluebirds and other synchronicities
  5. Playing with our puppies, Maya and Ziva
  6. Laughter—and groans for puns
  7. Good times and conversation with family and friends
  8. My husband’s grilled salmon
  9. Swimming, walking, yoga, exploring the world
  10. C. G. Jung Society of the Triangle,