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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Depth Therapy uncovers deeply-rooted experiences that are influencing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By delving deeper, I help clients unravel hidden narratives, fostering a richer understanding of themselves to create lasting, positive change.

— Katherine Nieweglowski, Licensed Professional Counselor

I use Sandplay and Jungian theory to deepen the work and explore issues of meaning, self, purpose and patterns.

— Sandra Berger, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in OAKLAND, 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

I am a depth therapist. I didn't know this when I first became a therapist but soon found that my tendency to bring into the room deeper ways of knowing, ways of feeling, deeper ways of being ourselves. I ran to learn then about Psychoanalytic therapies, dream work therapies and any therapy that expanded the meaning of our lives both as we live in the body and through self/life stories. I bring my learning and natural pull into depth into my work now. Therapy with me will make more vibrant your

— Erik Johnston, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Overland Park, KS
 

Another term for this therapy more accurately naming what I practice in most sessions is Coherence Therapy. Coherence Therapy is a newer term for what was once called Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy. This approach is a 'bottom up' way of processing and healing CPTSD and old inner-child wounds that are so commonly seen in highly-sensitive people. Often, wounds that have stuck with us in some way since childhood randomly present themselves in adulthood, causing frustrating effects in need of healing.

— Allison Freeman, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Belmont, NC

Depth psychotherapy is a dynamic exploration of your life. Taken with a trusted and skilled guide, this collaborative journey can bring long-lasting relief from suffering and freedom from deeply engrained, self-defeating and unconscious patterns that keep you from being your self in the world and from living a more fulfilling life.

— David Brown, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

The ability to symbolize is the cornerstone of mental health. Depth therapy involves many things like our shadows, the unconscious part of our personalities that we do not readily show to others, but it also involves looking at how our personal lives and conflicts are deeply tied to the collective unconscious through archetypal patterns that speak through us all, whether we like it or not. Depth therapy involves going below the surface of our conscious awareness.

— Brian Stachowiak, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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
 

Depth Therapy uncovers deeply-rooted experiences that are influencing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By delving deeper, I help clients unravel hidden narratives, fostering a richer understanding of themselves to create lasting change.

— Katherine Nieweglowski, Licensed Professional Counselor

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
 

Contemporary depth therapy 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, as well as access hidden strengths. The unconscious world can be explored through night dreams, memories, symptoms, and repeating patterns in relationships, as well as creativity.

— Matthew Silverstein, Clinical Psychologist

Depth Therapy uncovers deeply-rooted experiences that are influencing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By delving deeper, I help clients unravel hidden narratives, fostering a richer understanding of themselves to create lasting, positive change.

— Katherine Nieweglowski, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

Depth Therapy is based on the psychology of Carl Jung and believes you have a conscious and an unconscious life. The unconscious can be running the show without your knowledge. In this type of therapy I guide you through a process to help you access self awareness and inner wisdom as we gently uncover the parts of you that need conscious healing. We work from the inside out & we always uncover without shame or blame. This is how we start becoming more of who we are & less of who we are not.

— Christina Sheehan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

In depth (AKA psychodynamic) therapy, we work to uncover the unconscious patterns and beliefs that contribute to the outer symptoms and struggles that often manifest as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, burnout, and more. This isn't a quick fix, yet I generally find that my clients benefit more quickly from this than they often expect. Whatever is bringing you to therapy right now, if we want to make it stop, we have to learn why it's happening.

— Maria Orr, Marriage & Family Therapist in Corvallis, OR
 

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

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
 

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

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