West Side Area Director, Clinical Staff
H. Kimball Jones is the West Side Area Director for PSI. His office is currently at the Rutgers Presbyterian Church at 73rd Street and Broadway. During the past 32 years (since the inception of PSI in 1975) he has practiced full-time pastoral psychotherapy at the PSI office at the West Park Presbyterian Church, which is currently undergoing renovation.
Dr. Jones was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Pomona College, where he received his B.A. in 1960. After college he spent two years in Paris where he worked for a French Protestant relief agency, CIMADE, and met his Swiss wife of 40 years, Margaretha. In 1962 he returned to New York to attend the Union Theological Seminary where he received his MDiv degree, and in 1965 was ordained by the New York Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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.
Dr. Jones served as Vice President of the Board of the C.G. Jung Foundation in New York from 1984-1986 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 through an organization called Horizons.
In recent years Dr. Jones has become interested in Korean Won Buddhism and is very active in the Won Buddhist Temple in Manhattan (he has found this to be very compatible with his Christian faith). He has found the Buddhist practice of meditation to be particularly helpful in his own life as well as in his work with his clients.
As an avocation, Dr. Jones is a jazz pianist (he and his jazz group 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:
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:
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