Jungian Psychoanalysis


In addition to counseling and psychotherapy, I am trained as a Jungian Analyst in the use of psychoanalysis for the treatment of individuals. Psychoanalysis is the most intensive and in-depth form of psychotherapy. While the primary goal of any psychological intervention is to alleviate emotional distress and suffering, psychoanalysis has the additional goal of helping individuals to deepen their understanding of themselves and to accept and embrace who they are as unique individuals. In many instances, people entering into psychoanalysis are emotionally healthy and well functioning individuals who are seeking to find greater meaning in their lives by deepening their sense of self-awareness.

Psychoanalysis stresses the importance of uncovering the unconscious influences that are continually operating in our lives. The analyst works to guide and facilitate the process of identifying and understanding the impact these unconscious influences have on behavior, relationships, and feelings and emotions. The task of finding greater meaning and purpose in our life requires increased awareness of those aspects of our personalities that are unrecognized, unacknowledged or unrealized.

“An experience of the Self is always a defeat for the Ego.” - C.G. Jung

On the nature of the unconscious: “The unconscious depicts an extremely fluid state of affairs: everything of which I know, but of which I am not at the moment thinking; everything of which I was once conscious but have now forgotten; everything perceived by my senses, but not noted by my conscious mind; everything which, involuntarily and without paying attention to it, I feel, think, remember, want and do; all the future things that are taking shape in me and will sometime come to consciousness: all this is the content of the unconscious.” - C.G. Jung