A senior analyst in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in West Virgina in a coal mining town and lived there until she was 5 years old. Her father was a coal miner and she remembers her mother telling her fairy tales and about wildflowers.
Vocata George attended Fairmount University in West Virginia, where she studied art. After graduation, she moved to Cleveland where an important mentor introduced her to the works of Gurdjieff and C.G. Jung, which she feels started her on the destiny of her life path to become a Jungian analyst.
After a ‘big’ dream, she consulted with New York Jungian analyst, Dr. Edward Whitmont, and received the impetus to travel to California to study at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, from which she received her Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology. Vocata returned to the Cleveland area to begin a psychotherapy practice, and also founded the Jungian Center of Cleveland, a lay center for the study of C.G. Jung’s work.
Vocata completed her Jungian analytic training through the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, where she was one of the first candidate members of the Pittsburgh Seminar. She has practiced for many years as an analyst in Cleveland. Four years ago, a stroke dramatically altered her life, but she has resumed her analytic practice and, notes with humor, “I still wear artsy clothes.”