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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The things we are conscious of are merely the tip of the iceberg. Our subconscious, which spans vast and deep beneath the surface, contains valuable information about what makes us who we are. By diving deep into the unconscious, we can uncover a greater sense of self-awareness and awaken to a different version of the human experience.

— Gretchen Goswitz, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX

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

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 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 McLean, VA

Our therapists are here to listen and create space for you in a way that facilitates deep insight and healing. We welcome your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, relationships, dreams, and life stories. By exploring the symbolic world from a psycho-spiritual perspective of soul-making, we can come to understand how the soul creates and expresses itself through images and symbols. The process can lead to a greater sense of self and a healthier, more fulfilling life.

— Brown Therapy Center, Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA

Depth therapy focuses on exploring aspects of your unconscious or parts of self that are difficult to access on your own. It's used to uncover unconscious thoughts or beliefs that impact your present situation.

— Spaces Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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

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 ,

We can work together on your dreams and your self-expression through art work, poetry, creative writing, etc., to help gain insight into the patterns being played out in your life. I completed my Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychotherapy from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2018.

— Kristen Hornung, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Encinitas, CA

My journey into depth psychotherapy began during my undergraduate studies in German, Psychology, and Sociology, continued with my doctoral work in German, Jewish, and Scandinavian Studies, and expanded with my master’s work in counseling. My work is based on the principles of transpersonal psychology, Eastern and Western philosophies, thanatology, gender studies, and attachment theory.

— Lisa Rainwater, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Winston Salem, NC

Throughout grad school and since I have been deeply engaged with the unconscious. I studied Depth psychology and particularly Carl Jung for many years. I have also been a client of Depth therapy off and on for many years. I am fascinated with how developing engagement with unconscious content can teach us so much about our lives and through that help us find meaning and transform us.

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

Investigative inquiries where the client is invited to be curious about their experiences and dreams, thoughts, feelings, and actions in a respectful and safe environment. This work includes reflection on dreams, creativity, and somatic and numinous experiences that can help individuals gain self-awareness and add deep meaning to their lives.

— Karen Chenier, Psychotherapist in Lake Oswego, OR

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