Depth Therapy

Depth therapy, or depth psychology, refers to therapeutic approaches that take the unconscious into account. It is an interdisciplinary approach and therapists that practice depth therapy believe that everyone has traits they may not be aware of that influence their emotions, decisions, work, and life. The unconscious influence that these traits have may be negative, and depth therapy helps individuals better recognize these subconscious forces at work, so that they might better understand their present situation. A therapist specializing in depth therapy will work to help you gain more self-awareness in order to further develop positive traits and cope with the negatives. Think this approach may be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s depth therapy experts today!

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Throughout grad school and since, I have studied Depth Psychology. In particular, the work of Carl Jung. I also have experience as a client of Jungian analysis. I am fascinated with how engaging with unconscious content can help us learn so much about ourselves at a deep level, and through that help us find meaning and bring about transformation.

— Brent Harrison, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in LOS GATOS, CA

Depth Therapy aims to uncover deep-rooted experiences that are influencing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By delving deeper, I guide individuals on a transformative journey of self-discovery, addressing core issues to foster authentic growth. With a focus on creating a safe and exploratory therapeutic space, I help clients unravel hidden narratives, fostering a richer understanding of themselves to create lasting, positive change.

— Katherine Nieweglowski, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

Depth Therapy aims to uncover deep-rooted experiences that are influencing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By delving deeper, I guide individuals on a transformative journey of self-discovery, addressing core issues to foster authentic growth. With a focus on creating a safe and exploratory therapeutic space, I help clients unravel hidden narratives, fostering a richer understanding of themselves to create lasting, positive change.

— Katherine Nieweglowski, Licensed Professional Counselor

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” – C. G. Jung. Depth therapy honors both our inner and outer life, and views symptoms not as ‘problems,’ but as the voice of our soul speaking out. In therapy, we will enter on a collaborative and creative journey to explore and integrate the unconscious and conscious aspects of your experience, and help you find meaning, Self-understanding, and greater freedom in all aspects of your life.

— Michelle Sargent, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
 

Through the study of dreams, images, symptoms, slips of the tongue, spontaneous humor, meaningful coincidences as well as interpersonal engagements. Depth psychological approaches attempt to help individuals become aware of what has been cast out of consciousness or not yet able to be known. Healing is associated with allowing what has been repressed, rejected, denied or ignored to come forward so that the person can understand, explore its significance and integrate it, allowing for a transform

— Jerry Moreau, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Although I am not a trained Jungian Analyst, I am inspired by the works of Jung in his ability to find what I would call the true self. I think that honoring the subtle, mysterious aspects of consciousness can create a deep and meaningful bond between the clinician and client. I can explore the way your life experiences have paved identity formation. I work with clients to fill out the nuances of their life story, and explore themselves in unique ways they have not explored thus far.

— Caitlin Miller, Counselor in Chicago, IL
 

Depth therapy is about committing to the inward journey to help us better understand our personalities, impulses, tendencies, and unconscious thoughts and behaviors. We are all very complex beings and taking the long-term journey is sometimes needed to break through our own defenses and self-defeating behaviors and thoughts. When negative core beliefs are deeply imbedded in our psyches it takes some time to unlearn behaviors and thoughts and grow from our vulnerabilities.

— Daniel Lavelle, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vienna, VA

With specialized training and consultation, I have always had a depth focus in my practice. What I've learned is that while some people need a brief period of support, others have layers of past experiences that need regular attention in order to attend to and build insight into in order to create healthy and lasting change. My many years of training and over a decade of experience practicing depth work informs me that these changes come from a place of self-awareness and integration.

— Natalie Spautz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
 

I attended Pacifica Graduate Institute, a renowned school for Depth Psychology. My practice focuses on attending to your underlying core beliefs that are keeping you stuck in painful patterns.

— Grace Porter, Counselor in ,

I specialize in Depth therapy, which considers the unconscious aspects of mental health and overall wellbeing.

— Shayna Harvey, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
 

Many forms of therapy are like placing a Band-Aid over an untreated wound. Depth-oriented therapy helps you go beneath the surface. Diving deep in therapy allows you to get to the root of the issues and problems you're facing so that you can free yourself up to live a more rich and meaningful life.

— Julia Lehrman, Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA

We like to think we know everything, but doing this work it's become apparent there's a lot more going on than we can see. Beneath our everyday lives, there's a vibrant world of hidden thoughts, feelings, images and sensations, all acting on us in ways we don't realize. So when we look at personal transformation, it's not just about solving problems and becoming a better person, but learning about and respecting the great forces that are always working below our awareness.

— Jesse Cardin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Antonio, TX
 

Contemporary depth psychology focuses on the value of linking the conscious self with what is shut out of conscious awareness, i.e. the unconscious self. This approach also called “psychodynamic” or “psychoanalytic” can be applied to helping to explore and resolve childhood and intergenerational socio-cultural trauma. Depth therapy may make use of dreamwork, shadow work, creative process, memories, inner child and family work, and exploration of hidden strengths. --

— Matthew Silverstein, Clinical Psychologist

Depth psychotherapy aims to address what lies hidden under the surface. Most of our memories, desires, and self-knowledge is locked away in the unconscious, and therefore we remain a mystery to ourselves. Depth psychotherapy helps shines light on the shadows of our psyche into order to reintegrate them as part of our consciousness awareness. We can access the unconscious through symbols, archetypes, mythology, poetry, art, dance and ritual. Soul, spirt, source, and psyche are often integral.

— Tracy Sachs (Singh), Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
 

I practice psychoanalytic therapy from a depth-psychology perspective. This means that treatment with me is geared towards longer term exploration of how the past informs your present relationships. We will examine what relational dynamics that you learned in chilhood are still playing out within the therapeutic relationship in real time.

— Leigh Huggins, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA