JUNGIAN ANALYSIs Psychotherapy
Individuation means becoming an “in-dividual”…embrace(ing) our innermost, last and incomparable uniqueness, it implies becoming one’s own self… individuation as “coming to selfhood” or “self-realization.” Jung, CW 7,266.
Generally people come because they are suffering, experiencing dis-ease in their lives: emotional, relational, social, physical, vocational, and spiritual. Grief, loss, fear, sense of imbalance, and feeling 'stuck' in old patterns of behavior motivates people to seek help. Developing a secure relationship with one's therapist includes co-creating a safe space with healthy boundaries and ethics is essential.
I deeply respect the unconscious; we slowly integrate what has been unconscious into consciousness through dreams, imagination, and many kinds of creative expression. I believe the presence, integration, and preparation of the practitioner/therapist is essential. Though actively assisting, it is you, your work, your dreams, and spirit that guide this work.
Over decades of formal study and practice; I find that many people benefit from their work with me. I continue to learn from other theoretical positions, current research, and regularly consult senior colleagues. Psychotherapy as we currently know it had its roots in ancient Greece. Originally it meant the study and care of the sacred “psyche” which, was religious, spiritual, having to do with the soul. Attention to dreams was very important then. Jungian oriented treatment carries on this tradition and has deep respect for numinous experiences. We integrate various clinical psychological theories, relational psychology, understanding of neurobiology, affect development, family systems, and treatment of trauma.