50 minute therapy session $150.
Fees on a sliding scale are offered for individual financial circumstances.
Depth Psychotherapy from a Jungian Perspective
The therapeutic process as set forth by CG Jung is based upon the central concept of the psyche as a self-regulating system in which consciousness and the unconscious are linked in a compensating fashion. Both consciousness and the unconscious exchange energy, this providing the necessary dynamic for growth and change. The therapeutic process attends actively to this interchange between consciousness and the unconscious with the goal of amplifying the nature and quality of this interplay. This refinement of interchange aims to bring “order out of disorder, purpose out of aimlessness, and meaning out of senselessness” (Singer). The work of therapy draws upon the resources of the unconscious and strives to integrate them into consciousness and ultimately to be lived as creative actions in one’s life.
Depth Psychotherapy: My Working Style
My approach to psychotherapy is first and foremost the establishment of a safe, healing mutuality with my client. This therapeutic alliance is grounded in the trust of the self regulating capacities of the psyche. The entire therapy is devoted to the client’s wholeness, his or her path of individuation. Each person is considered a unique individual and the depth healing approach sets as the goal to facilitate the accessing and utilization of one’s gifts and abilities as well as constructive confrontation of one’s personal barriers and self defeating patterns.
The quality of depth in this treatment experience reflects both the intensity and breadth of psychological working through with my client. “Depth” can be understood as identifying both the historical causes of one’s struggle but also experiencing the purpose and intent of the soul’s urge towards fulfillment. Psychological immersion into the contents of one’s personality can reveal both unused positive resources as well as those unacknowledged traits that inhibit and impede the individual. Depth psychotherapy is not concerned with perfection but strives towards completeness.
Following upon the seminal works of C.G. Jung, a depth psychological approach in therapy respects body, intellect, emotion, intuition, behavior, imagination, fantasy and dream. Seen as the seeking for wholeness, depth psychotherapy is the experience of embracing the rational and irrational, inner and outer, higher and lower, self and other, spirit and matter. The concentrated work of this therapy is the honoring of the interplay of the conscious and unconscious dimensions of the psyche, an enlargement of the personality through greater awareness of previously unconscious elements. Becoming more conscious, more aware of one’s complexities provides opportunities for renewal of one’s life situation. Each increase of consciousness gained in therapy then encourages one to take creative action in the outside world.
Depth psychotherapy does not prescribe nor seek some pre-established norm of psychological health. Its fundamental premise rests upon the self regulating urge of the psyche which naturally seeks its own wholeness. This is understood as the path of individuation supported in the container of the depth psychotherapy setting. Along the arc of the life journey, our daily concerns can be balanced by a connection to essential meanings which go beyond the impermanent nature of mortal life. One’s search for a spiritual orientation in life is therefore addressed in the depth psychotherapy experience.
Only the living presence of the eternal images can lend the human psyche
a dignity which makes it morally possible for a man to stand by his own soul,
and be convinced that it is worth his while to persevere with it. Only then will he
realize that the conflict is in him, that the discord and tribulation are his riches,
which should not be squandered by attacking others….”