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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Depth psychotherapy is a dynamic exploration of your life. Taken with a trusted and skilled guide, this collaborative journey can bring long-lasting relief from suffering and freedom from deeply engrained, self-defeating and unconscious patterns that keep you from being your self in the world and from living a more fulfilling life.

— David Brown, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

Skimming the surface doesn't go far enough. You deserve real relief for whatever's getting in the way of you living the fun and fulfilling life you want. Deepening into your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations can help you get to know yourself on a soul level. From this place, you can take the risk of moving from familiar waters to exploring the unknown. You can follow your own pace and curiosity and can count on me to bring my warm, supportive presence to this process of discovery.

— Jessica Weikers, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Skimming the surface doesn't go far enough. You deserve real relief for whatever's getting in the way of you living the fun and fulfilling life you want. Deepening into your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations can help you get to know yourself on a soul level. From this place, you can take the risk of moving from familiar waters to exploring the unknown. You can follow your own pace and curiosity, and you can count on me to bring my warm, supportive presence to the process.

— Jessica Weikers, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Depth psychotherapy is a way of saying that the unconscious is important. In this type of work, we are not just looking to problem solve, although that may be part of the process. Instead, we are looking at underlying patterns, motivations, and origins. We may work with dreams, sand tray, imagery, expressive art, or body posture and sensation to explore what's really going on underneath the presenting story. This kind of work can be deeply healing and restorative as we give the soul a chance to express itself and be heard.

— Jennifer Wohl, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Depth Therapy involves exploring deeply rooted, often unconscious negative beliefs that can limit and hurt us. Those beliefs are formed in early childhood, but they affect us at any age unless we explore and understand them. Depth therapy is a long-term process because it allows people resolve their difficulties once and for all by healing old traumas and learning healthy coping skills. I use depth approach to bring love and compassion into your relationship with yourself and others.

— Tatiana Morris, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

Depth therapies (Jungian, existential, and process-oriented approaches) have been a central part of my research for the past ten years, and I was fortunate to gain specialized training and supervision in these approaches through post-graduate training.

— Avi Vodnoy Wolf, Licensed Professional Counselor in CHICAGO, IL
 

Depth Therapy involves exploring deeply rooted, often unconscious negative beliefs that can limit and hurt us. Those beliefs are formed in early childhood, but they affect us at any age unless we explore and understand them. Depth therapy is a long-term process because it allows people resolve their difficulties once and for all by healing old traumas and learning healthy coping skills. I use depth approach to bring love and compassion into your relationship with yourself and others.

— Tatiana Morris, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

Some clients have immediate problems they need help navigating, but often people come to therapy with a more general sense of unhappiness and dissatisfaction with the way they interact with others or in difficult situations. I love helping clients develop a deep understanding of their patterns, and move towards more satisfying ways of being. I was trained in this type of therapy during graduate school, and have continued to broaden my understanding of how to help clients make these changes.

— Annette Holloway PsyD, Clinical Psychologist in , CA
 

The depths, darkness, or the shadow. When we thing of these things we often think of fear, or pain, but within the depths we can find - or realize - our strengths and understand the extent or our resilience. We begin by identifying unconscious behaviors, then, we look to the shadow to confront the demons that lay therein. Once we begin working within the shadow, we begin soul (psyche) work, we begin the process of individuation, healing, growth.

— Jeremy Grisham, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Everett, WA

Depth therapy is a term for therapy that looks deeper than symptoms into the unconscious. This includes spiritual concerns that impact health and well being, deep exploration into repeated patterns of behavior and the roots of this behavior, dream work and creative expression.

— Cathryn Glenday, Counselor in Albuerque, NM
 

Skimming the surface doesn't go far enough. You deserve real relief for whatever's getting in the way of you living the fun and fulfilling life you want. Deepening into your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations can help you get to know yourself on a soul level. From this place, you can take the risk of moving from familiar waters to exploring the unknown. You can follow your own pace and curiosity, and you can count on me to bring my warm, supportive presence to the process.

— Jessica Weikers, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I utilize the techniques of Carl Jung, Marianne Woodman, and other Depth psychologists, which include exploring dreams, symbols, metaphor and movement.

— Lisa SLOAN STROM, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I am a mature therapist, having begun my practice after decades of integrating the natural world and the arts into education and other transformational work. Training under the close supervision of an experienced depth psychotherapist, I have considerable experience with work that is grounded in explorations of both our darkness and our light, where the depth of who we are and all we have experienced can be held and acknowledged so that it may be transformed.

— Amy Benedict, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in New Paltz, NY

Depth psychotherapy describes a range of approaches to therapy that take the unconscious into account, rather than one specific modality. This interdisciplinary approach to treatment is based on the idea that all people possess traits or elements of nature that may influence, often unconsciously, their natural processes. These approaches combine elements of psychoanalysis and Jungian psychology, with transpersonal psychology and existentialism among the other notable influences.

— Alex Tsai, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN CARLOS, CA
 

I do medium to long term therapy with my clients, working beyond easy or behavioral fixes.

— Kerry Cohen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR