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!

Meet the specialists

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 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

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

— Kerry Cohen, 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, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Highland, NY

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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
 

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.

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

Depth psychotherapy refers to the process of bringing to light those parts of the self that have been hidden in the unconscious, parts which are often difficult to surface alone. As a therapeutic orientation, it is generally less solution-focused, linear, or prescriptive, and takes into account the subjective meaning that human beings give to their experiences. There is a strong emphasis on the therapy relationship and relational experiences when meeting.

— David Sachs, Counselor in Roseville, CA
 

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, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

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

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, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minneapolis, MN
 

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

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