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 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 takes time to build trust in therapeutic relationship.

— Tatiana Morris, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN
 

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 takes time to build trust in therapeutic relationship.

— Tatiana Morris, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

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, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Highland, NY
 

I trained under the supervision of an experienced depth therapist. In my own work I have witnessed how distress and suffering is often rooted in earlier experiences when love and connection may have been thwarted -- we suffer trauma to our bodies, our souls. We adapt in ways that cease to serve us. Exploring our darkness as well as our light, in the safe compassionate space of therapy, allows us to reconnect to our vitality and wholeness, opening up new possibilities for living and relating.

— Amy Benedict, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Highland, NY

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, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I fell in love with Depth therapy during my Masters program and received training in it for over a year. Depth therapy refers to accessing parts of ourselves that may be deep within us, or in the subconscious. In my practice, I aim to help people become aware of those parts of themselves and to work through those emotions and experiences. The result is becoming a more whole and integrated human being, one who can bring to light their hidden parts, soothe them and gain clarity.

— SkyeBlu Cutchie, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

Therapy is a space for you to explore more about your inner and outer life. By exploring with a non-judgmental presence in the room, you are able to see your experience with new context and from new perspectives. By expanding your view of your life, you can see new possibilities, lay old hurts to rest, and envision your future for yourself.

— Connor Moss, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, 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
 

There are times in our lives when we reach a spiritual crisis. It may be as a result of a loss. Someone in the church may betray us. We may remember our past abuse. These crises in faith may rob us of our spiritual foundation. We may become alienated from our former beliefs. I believe that we are not just a brain in a body. We are all spiritual as well as physical being. Relating to our depths can make all the difference.

— Daniel Davis, Counselor in Santa Clara, CA

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 San Francisco, CA
 

I fell in love with Depth therapy during my Masters program and received training in it for over a year. Depth therapy refers to accessing parts of ourselves that may be deep within us, or in the subconscious. In my practice, I aim to help people become aware of those parts of themselves and to work through those emotions and experiences. The result is becoming a more whole and integrated human being, one who can bring to light their hidden parts, soothe them and gain awareness.

— SkyeBlu Cutchie, Counselor in Seattle, WA

So much of who we are lies under the surface of our thoughts. Our psyche speaks to us in dreams, emotion, bodily symptoms, and images. Depth therapy takes us on a journey to our inner world where we can reconnect with creativity, inspiration, and forgotten aspects of our self.

— Devona Snook, Counselor in San Francisco, CA
 

This is another way of describing psychodynamic treatment. In the course of many psychodynamic treatments long buried feelings and memories often come to light and often impact ones understanding of oneself in a deep resonating manner

— Deborah Hellerstein, Therapist in Chicago, IL

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, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

One can address symptoms and deal with them but until and unless we have worked through the underlying root cause(s) the issues will re-surface in some form or shape. therefore i love to do depth work and my clients find it highly rewarding, because when they plumb their depths they find incredible treasures of self-acceptance, unconditional love, profound peace and incredible joy. it takes trust, commitment and courage to do depth work.

— Meenal Chaudhari, Counselor in Downtown Saratoga, CA

No one can know you and understand your needs until you do. Give yourself permission to slow down. Remember who you are, what you are made of, and why you are here. Discerning your innate truths is a deeply therapeutic process enhanced in reflective collaboration. Together we'll... ...uncover what is needful of seeing and mending. ...shed outdated layers of inhibitions and conformity. ...re-connect with your intuition and ancestral wisdom. ...unblock the creative wildness that lives within your soul. ...explore the stories you tell yourself and how those stories affect your relationships. Everything from your own birth and childhood, through your emerging awareness of your own sexual self, your exploration of life partnership, mating, parenthood, aging and beyond. ...practice new regulation skills to support your journey back into connection with your self and the relationships that fulfill you.

— Rebecca Wong, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Paltz, NY
 

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, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

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
 

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

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