Jungian Analysis and Therapy

“The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interest upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance.”
—C. G. Jung

Jungian psychoanalysis is an intensive form of depth psychotherapy that treats emotional conflicts and relationship problems while cultivating a deeply personal spirituality based on direct experience of the infinite.

Individuation is the basic goal of Jungian analysis. This means we work together to help you become the individual you essentially are rather than the person you became as a result of your parental and cultural conditioning. The problems that bring you into analysis are not so much solved as outgrown.

Growth occurs when analyst and client participate in increasingly meaningful conversations that illumine unconscious emotional convictions and transform the beliefs that shape our everyday life. C. G. Jung (1875-1961) was one of the first depth psychologists to recognize that the most important factor to positive therapeutic outcome is a collaborative relationship between therapist and client. A primary component of this alliance is a trustworthy emotional bond. Within that bond, increasingly meaningful conversations between client and therapist are the medium through which growth and healing occur. This does not mean talking from the surface of the mind, as in ordinary conversations. Jungian analysis is healing to the degree that client and therapist turn inward for wisdom and guidance. To do so, therapist and client must gradually become as open, sincere, and truthful as they can. Dreams, active imagination, meditation, and cognitive-behavioral techniques are all useful, but increasingly meaningful conversations are the essence of Jungian analysis.

A good analyst listens carefully and tries to hear your unconscious feelings and beliefs, which play out in all your relationships. As Jung himself wrote, these relationship patterns inevitably unfold in the relationship between client and therapist. Talking about them as they unfold can lead to lasting transformation.