Depth Therapy

Depth therapy is a therapeutic practice based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung. Depth therapy is founded on the belief that most mental health issues are caused by unconscious motivations and that revealing and exploring these motivations is the key to healing. Although there are many different approaches that fall under the umbrella of depth therapy, one unifying goal of therapists who specialize in depth therapy is to integrate the unconscious mind with the conscious.

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Martha Blake, MBA, NCPsyA

Clinical Psychologist

Psychologist, Jungian Analyst

Depth therapy is about meaning -- having experiences in the session hour that rewire memories and a personal narrative in ways that can change the trajectory of a life.

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Gary Alexander (he/him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MFT, CADC III, NCC

The field of Depth Psychology we know today came from the original works of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. Both Jung and Freud sought awareness and examination of all things human, in particular our unconscious selves. A Depth approach looks across a wide field of knowing, from direct personal experience to culture and human existence as a whole. Image, dream, and metaphor can be helpful components in uncovering our true selves.

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Aaron Buchholz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have years of experience utilizing depth therapy to help people address complex and longstanding problems to make positive changes. Depth therapy is a non-pathologizing way to focus our attention, curiosity and active imagination to make meaning of themes, dreams, and in-the-moment associations we have to early life experiences as fundamental aspects influencing us here and now.

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Laura Marie Separa MA LPC MFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Depth Therapy is the theoretical framework of my graduate program, therefore, I feel knowledgeable and skilled in this area. My training included ways to integrate the unconscious material in our psyche, which is intrinsic to personal healing.

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Patrick Welly Jungian Analyst

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

As a Jungian Analyst I have committed my professional life to the work of Carl Jung. Translating his wisdom and understanding on the nature of the psyche with my clients while navigating the depths inherent in our human experience is a passion. It is not a path for everyone. If you have a desire to explore your inner life I will guide and support you creatively and compassionately.

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Simon Yugler (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA

I have a masters degree in depth psychology & counseling from Pacifica Graduate Institute - the leading institution for depth psychology. It is an honor to find myself rooted in the lineage of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Michael Meade, Robert Bly, Marion Woodman, and many more. Instead of simply changing unwanted behaviors, depth psychology helps us address the root cause.

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Brad Creel (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I have a MA in Counseling Psychology with and emphasis on Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Marilyn Manzi (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Jung believed that everything we need to guide us through life and individuate is within us. This inner symbolic wisdom is what Jung named the Self. The Self is constantly transmitting important messages to us, but because the language is symbolic, we miss much of it. I help people understand the symbols via Active Imagination and dream interpretation.

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Bree Koenig (she/her/hers)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MS Clinical Psychology, San Francisco State University

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Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Within our complex personalities, there may be less conscious aspects motivating ways we think, and how we make decisions. These less conscious aspects can perhaps be followed and learned from over the course of therapy.

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Jenna Washburn (she / her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA: Mental Health Counseling - Specialization in Addictions

Depth therapy provides the basis of my orientation because it's the beneath the surface and in the depths that real change is made.

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Jessica Blaschke, M.A. LMFT (She/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

B.S. Health Psychology, M.A. Counseling, LMFT

While I am experienced in, and often use a wide range of therapeutic approaches, I am heart and soul a depth psychotherapist. I was trained at one of the only depth psychology schools in the country, Pacifica Graduate Institute. For those unfamiliar with depth psychology, I describe it as an approach that takes a person's unconscious into account just as much as the presenting issues.

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Allison Batty-Capps (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

Through the use of expressive arts, dream interpretation, and shamanic journeying, I assist clients in understanding the metaphors and symbols present for them. This way of working assists individuals in connecting their unconscious thoughts, desires, and blocks into their conscious mind so they gain a better understanding of who they are. It also assists them in experiencing the numinous which leads to a deeper connection to Self and others.

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Sally Nicoletti, MS, NCC

Professional Counselor

I am convinced that connecting with one's inner wisdom and the unconscious is the key to wholeness and true healing.

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Katharyn Waterfield, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

OR Lic #C4802

A Depth psychological approach means, in part, that the soul (psyche) of the individual is expected to BE a major player in our work together. This is in addition to the rational mind or 'ego', and 'the soul's voice' is going to be expressing its greatest desire for this individual. We must listen to subtle, unconscious communications as we invite in the healing impulse of psyche.

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Andrew Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA

I take great interest in the work Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, and those who have followed in their footsteps. I believe that communication with the unconscious mind through dreamwork and active imagination can help us to access the wisdom of our inner depths. I continue to pursue education in depth psychology through the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center, Oregon Friends of Jung, Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts, and the Salome Institute of Jungian Studies.

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Jessica Barnese

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Depth therapy looks at the story untold, or the aspects of yourself that may not be conscious, but are seeking for a way to be expressed in your conscious life. I help you see more of the arch of your personal story and help you discover and live more of your own personal path of individuation.

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Diana Oxley, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a diplomate of the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, a training program in depth psychology requiring extensive personal analysis and supervision of clinical work by seasoned analysts.

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Sarah Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Your life is a myth of epic proportions, and you are simultaneously the author and heroine. Archetypal and universal patterns flow through your life, synchronicities abound and nature is always proving a map for you to follow. Drawing on myth, mindfulness, nature wisdom and archetypal patterns, I am here to be a guide as you dive into your own depths. Let you life be an adventure!

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Satya Doyle Byock (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I am the founder and Director of The Salome Institute of Jungian Studies, an institute focusing on Depth Psychology. I have years of experience with Jungian Psychology, dreamwork, and the ways in which the unconscious influences our daily lives and society.

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Kerry Cohen, PsyD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I help my clients delve deeply into longstanding self-awareness.

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Kerry Ogden

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Depth psychology takes a whole-person approach to healing. Body, mind and soul are equal and active routes to healing and wholeness. It understands that we are meaning-seeking beings who suffer when our lives feel adrift. It also recognizes that the past is still active within us, creating patterns and diminishing our freedom of choice.

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Gail Westlin, MS, MEd, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

We will listen to your inner wisdom through your personal stories, dreams and archetypal images to enhance your ability to be authentic and more passionately engaged with your life.

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Kimberly Christensen

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Do you want a therapy experience that deepens your awareness of the inner life, dreams, and your relationship with your authentic self? In depth psychotherapy, you can explore your deeper insights and intuitions, explore how difficult experiences can be full of meaning, and learn new ways of approaching your life.

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Graham Borgman (He/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Depth therapy refers to an approach to the human psyche that acknowledges the activity of the unconscious in life. 'Unconscious' is simply a scientific term that designates something as unknown. Curiosity about the unknown dynamics and structures upon which our consciousness is based is necessary for the therapist as well as for the patient of depth-oriented therapy.

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