― John O'Donohue
Why do people go to therapy?
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (such as unemployment, divorce, new job, or facing end-of-life). Others need assistance handling low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts or creative blocks. Others come because they are looking for sustained guidance in deepening their inner lives or developing a more consistent creative or spiritual practice. Jungian therapy can provide you with a different perspective than the one you are used to. It can help you to tell a different story about who you are and how you've come to find yourself here.
What is analytic therapy like?
We meet once to twice per week, for 50 minutes at a time, at a regularly scheduled time. The rhythm created by such a routine allows for both conscious and unconscious to take hold in the work. This recognition and exploration of the unconscious differentiates typical psychotherapy from analytic therapy.
Oftentimes, a patient will begin by sharing a recent dream, and we will explore its possible meanings as we delve deeply through the analytic hour.