What is Depth Psychotherapy?

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Depth Psychotherapy focuses on the effects of the unconscious on human behavior, emotion, and the ability to achieve growth. The unconscious involves dreams, repressed thoughts or memories, and what Psychiatrist Carl Jung called the “collective unconscious.” The collective unconscious is how common archetypes and universal experiences connect all humans.

Depth Psychotherapy’s goal is to discover and integrate the parts of the self influenced by the unconscious into the conscious experience. These therapists work to establish a trusting relationship with you so you’re more comfortable sharing what can sometimes be difficult parts of yourself.

It uses guided visualizations with imagery, Socratic questioning, roleplays, and other tactics to assist you in connecting deeper parts of yourself. Through this process, you develop a greater sense of understanding and awareness. This awareness can help you approach life’s challenges with more empathetic understanding.

Depth Psychotherapy is best suited for individuals seeking a greater purpose and understanding of themselves and the human condition or interested in existential pursuits of inquiry.

Ultimately, you will grow more in tune with yourself and gain a greater awareness and understanding of yourself and life as a whole.

Therapists Who Specialize in Using Depth Psychotherapy

Dr. Lucie M. Taustine, Ph.D.

Massapequa Park

New York

My approach to understanding people is grounded in diverse psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory; I believe in both conscious and unconscious motivations for our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Since not all patients want or need the same type of treatment, my skillset includes: psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, therapeutic hypnosis, holistic approaches...

Kate Dufek

Seattle

Washington

I am a trauma-informed relational psychotherapist for adults and young adults in Washington state. I work with those who are hard on themselves, folks who feel stuck, the overwhelmed and burnt out, exhausted perfectionists and people pleasers. Many of my clients are folks in their 20’s and 30’s navigating seasons of change, who seek out weekly therapy as a place to explore the depths and emotio...

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling

Durham

North Carolina

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling is a full-service therapy practice accepting many insurance plans. The therapists of the practice specialize in many topics including  anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem, grief, trauma, PTSD, social anxiety, phobias, and LGBTQIA+ topics, among other issues. Manhattan Mental Health Counseling is committed to providing the highest level of…
In my practice, I rely on the wisdom of both Eastern and Western healing modalities to promote holistic wellness for individuals, teens and couples in Santa Barbara, and throughout California via video sessions. My goal is to support clients as they seek to heal past hurts, create meaning around their experiences and grow into an authentic expression of who they truly are meant to be. Together,...