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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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
 

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

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
 

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

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