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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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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Jenna Steen (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Ever feel like you don't understand or can't explain your own choices or behavior? Depth therapy looks beneath the surface to explore underlying beliefs, feelings, and unmet needs that drive your daily life. We look at how early experiences & relationships shape the ways you show up today. I help you explore how habituated behaviors and thinking patterns that once served you might be holding you back. Depth therapy is a supported process of self-exploration that can lead to real, lasting growth.

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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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Jason Schaefer (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

My master's education was in a Depth-oriented program where I wrote a thesis dealing with the importance of the individual subjective experience. I believe the unconscious has a profound effect on how we interact with the world. I work to bring troublesome unconscious patterns into the open where you can make conscious decisions about them and move forward with your life.

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Margaret McNeal (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Depth therapy includes psychodynamic and transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy—meaning, we will look beneath the surface level of your symptoms to discover how to heal and integrate, as well as discover threads of meaning woven through your inner and outer experiences that connect you with the web of life. We may use parts work, relationship, dreams, body, art, and the "here-and-now"/present-centered approaches in therapy.

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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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Ryja (Rylan Jay) Testa (he/him)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD; Psychologist Licensed in OR and CA

I am certified in Depth Hypnosis through Foundation of the Sacred Stream, under the guidance of Isa Gucciardi, PhD. This training is thorough and integrates transpersonal psychology, shamanism, and Buddhist philosophy. This is the primary orientation I practice in, allowing change to occur at the subconscious level and thus be integrated and influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors across contexts. This work empowers the client and is powerful and transformative.

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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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Simon Yugler (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC-A, LPF

Founded by Carl Jung, depth psychology understands that our individual psyches are informed by collective, archetypal elements. Our problems, issues, and fears are often rooted in the unconscious, or what Jung called our shadow. Instead of simply changing unwanted behaviors, depth psychology helps us address the root cause. Depth psychology can help you navigate the turbulent waters of life by framing your life and struggles in the context of the greater web of human experiences throughout time.

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Jessica Baker, 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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Brad Creel (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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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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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Karen Bruce Chenier (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PhD, LPC, DMT

Depth psychotherapy focuses on helping the client access and better understand thoughts, feelings, and images that are not fully conscious. Depth psychology integrates internal and external experiences so one can move without fear toward finding purpose and meaning in life. The client is invited to be curious about these experiences, thoughts, feelings, actions, and dreams in a respectful, welcoming, and safe environment.

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Dr. Kimberly Christensen

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

PHD, LMFT

Depth psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach that delves into the unconscious processes influencing an individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It seeks to uncover deep-seated emotional issues and unresolved conflicts that often stem from past experiences, including trauma. This type of therapy involves exploring a person’s personal history and unconscious mind to better understand their current psychological state.

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Derrick Radford (He/Him)

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A.

Depth psychotherapy delves into the underlying, often unconscious, aspects of the psyche to address issues at their roots. Unlike more surface-level approaches, it explores the depths of one's experiences, emotions, and patterns, aiming for profound and lasting transformation. By uncovering hidden motivations, unresolved conflicts, and unconscious beliefs, individuals can gain insight into their behaviors and find healing from within. This is my primary method and the root of my masters degree.

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Jordan Curtis (He/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC

The Hakomi therapy that I offer is a psychodynamic depth-psychotherapy. In Hakomi, we use mindfulness within a safe container to explore and integrate subconscious material. I will help you understand how your current day experience is related to and influenced by this core material from your early childhood. We will explore childhood memories and offer healing attention to the deepest parts of your self and inner child.

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Allison Batty-Capps (she/her)

Somatic Practitioner

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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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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Emma Jewell (she/her)

Somatic Practitioner

Radical Aliveness Practitioner & LMT

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Sarah Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, LMHC

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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Dana Fears (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

Basically, the human psyche is a partially conscious and partially unconscious process that stores experiences that have been repressed and personal concerns as well as collective and archetypal "forces." In therapy involving the soul is essential.

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Professional Counselor Associate

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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Rhea Morais (She/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate

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Andrew Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage and Family Therapist

MA

I believe that communication with the unconscious mind through dreamwork and active imagination can help us to access the wisdom of our inner depths.

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Danielle Meyer (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PhD, LPC/LMHC, ATR

I am a certified archetypal astrologer and I wrote my Phd dissertation on active imagination and archetypal astrology in C. G. Jung's Black Books. I offer astrological counseling as a way to access the archetypal map of an individual's life. Working with me does not necessitate astrology, but please ask if you are interested.

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Sitting by the Well Psychotherapy, LLC Ardiana Halilaj

Licensed Professional Counselor

Theoretically I draw from depth and Jungian psychology, psychodynamic, attachment and system's approaches. This simply means that in our work together, I pay attention to and integrate information that rises from the unconscious through your dreams and images, your body's sensations, creative instinct, as well as more conscious realities such as your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, actions, relationships and other important practicalities of life. This approach tends to be more enriching to you.

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Ken Kemp (he/him)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, LMHCA

I help clients better understand themselves by looking for the root causes of their problems. I have extensive experience in depth psychology and am able to help clients work with their dreams, their inner callings and vocations in life, and creatively with psyche from a Jungian and/or traditional depth psychotherapy approach.

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Jenna Washburn (she / her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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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Diana Oxley, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Diploma, CG Jung Institute Zurich; Ph.D. (Psychology), Arizona State University

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 psychotherapists. I am trained to see body and mind as different aspects of a unitary self and pay close attention to bodily symptoms, emotions, and dreams to get to the roots of clients' problems.

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Veronica Vargas (she/her/ella)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

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