Depth Therapy for Spiritual and Existential Exploration
My approach in all my work, as it gets to the root of an individual’s struggles, is a depth approach. Depth therapy gets to the root of trauma, relational issues, emotional regulation, and personality questioning. While depth therapy does reduce symptoms associated with a person’s struggle, the goal is to seek long lasting change that can only come from taking a deep look inside ourselves. Depth therapy gets to the root of who you are and from there you can begin to create the life you imagine.
Our work together will be grounded in Jung-oriented depth psychology, meaning we will explore the unconscious while at the same time address what is conscious and present in your life. This invites a deep inner process that brings about greater consciousness, a richer understanding of the self, and a movement towards integration of all parts of the self. While the depth process is not a quick fix or magic pill that will answer all your questions, it does bring a newfound confidence that will help you identify and navigate your purpose with more ease.
Noted Jungian Analyst, James Hollis, says, “We don’t cut out our wounds for they are wired in neurologically and psychologically but we can learn to manage them better; we can outgrow the influence of our past. Much in the Jungian spirit he goes on to say, “Inner wrestling is lifelong. Once we find an answer, we outgrow it and have to ask where life is to meet us next and what do I need to do to prepare for it?” I love the spirit of these quotes as they harness the power that curiosity holds for our journey of life.
I integrate body-based therapies to help you tap into the inherent wisdom of your psyche and central nervous system – essential for growth and healing. Neuroscience emphasizes the importance of the body-mind connection in healing. My approach combines deep exploration of the psyche and intentional attunement to your body and nervous system. An approach that encompasses body-based therapies, knowledge from neuroscience, and a deep dive into the psyche is empowering and transformative.
Dreams are Full of Symbolic Meaning and Imagery that are Rich with Potential
My training and personal journey includes working with dreams. Many clients who are drawn to depth work find dream work a creative process that urges them on to deeper growth. What we know from Freud and Jung is that our conscious mind is only a fraction of our whole psyche. Deep within is the vast unconscious, home to a rich and fertile inner psychic world every bit as real and influential on behavior as the physical and external world. Dreams are an expression of our unconscious. They are a manifestation of the intelligent source within, that wisdom source we all possess. They are dynamic images as real as the external world and when taken as such offer the possibility of a powerful awakening to a life that resonates more with who we are.
Dreamwork is a fascinating way to get to the root and heart of what is happening within. We can build a practice of working with your dreams to help you dive deeper and closer to your truest self. Meditation, journaling, or outdoor therapy is always an option within the depth framework. The depth approach has an interdisciplinary aspect to it. We may draw on literature, philosophy, mythology, and the arts as a way to access your deepest self. Each of these experiences adds a dimension that fosters a connection not only to yourself but to nature and that which is greater than we are.