Site Coordinator, Rutgers Counseling Center
H. Kimball Jones is the Upper West Side Site Coordinator for PSI. His office is currently at the Rutgers Presbyterian Church at 73rd Street and Broadway. During the past 42 years (since the inception of PSI in 1975) he has practiced full-time pastoral psychotherapy at the Westside Offices of PSI, and has actively supervised other therapists.
Dr. Jones was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Pomona College. He spent two years in Paris where he worked for a French Protestant relief agency, CIMADE, and met his Swiss wife, Margaretha. He attended Union Theological Seminary where he received his MDiv degree, and was ordained by the New York Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served for three years as pastor of the American Protestant Church in Antwerp, Belgium.
In 1968 he began doctoral studies in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Seminary and studied Pastoral Counseling at the Blanton Peale Graduate Institute. He became a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors in 1975 and received his PhD in 1981. His doctoral dissertation was on C. G. Jung’s theory of Shadow and Evil and its implications for Christian Ethics. In 2015 he received a “Lifetime Achievement” award from the Eastern Region of the AAPC.
Dr. Jones served as Vice President of the Board of the C.G. Jung Foundation in New York for several years and taught courses at the Foundation on Depression, Issues of Mid-Life, Death and Dying and Grief. For several years he taught a course on Death and Dying to hospital staff at several New York Metropolitan area hospitals.
During the past 20 years Dr. Jones has been very active at the Won Buddhist Temple in Manhattan, where he is a lay teacher. He has found the Buddhist practice of meditation and mindfulness to be particularly helpful in his own life as well as in his work with his clients. He has given several Dharma talks at the Temple. ( Links to the videos of several of these talks are available at the bottom of this page.)
As an avocation, Dr. Jones is a jazz pianist, He and his jazz group, Riverside Drive, have performed at Birdland and other jazz clubs in New York. He and his wife have three wonderful grown children and four beautiful grandchildren who help to keep them young.
Articles by H. Kimball Jones, MDiv, PhD:
Make an appointment with Kim Jones
Read Kimball’s PSI Mind&Spirit Blog: “Seeking Balance in Chaotic Times”
Dr. Kimball Jones on C. G. Jung’s Theory of Shadow-Projection
Excerpt from March 7, 2012 PSI in Practice: “The Amazing Adaptable Brain”
Dharma Talks given by Kimball Jones at Won Buddhist Temple in Manhattan:
What “Right Speech” Means in Today’s World
What Unites Us? What Divides Us?
Coping in the Post-Election Darkness
What Death May Teach Us About Life
The Illusion of Good and Evil
Treating Mind and Spirit as One
If You Slow It Down, It Makes More Sense