Psychotherapy or “talk therapy” is an intentional interpersonal relationship used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in the problems of daily living and increase an individual’s sense of well-being. My approach to therapy is oriented around Analytical Psychology and the work of Carl Jung who believed “The right way to wholeness is made up of fateful detours and wrong turnings.”
While this approach aims to alleviate psychological distress, it differs from cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and counseling. The focus is less on the idea of psychological “sickness” and more exploring underlying causes and the meanings of symptoms and conflicts. The therapeutic goal is not only relief from mental health symptoms and suffering, but also the integration of emotional, psychological, creative, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of personality resulting in increased satisfaction and meaning in life.
The following are some common concerns addressed in this approach to therapy:
You do not have to struggle with quality of life issues and experience uncomfortable symptoms that keep you feeling stuck and unhappy. By focusing on healing, personal growth and development, individual therapy can help you make the changes you have been hoping to make for yourself and in your relationships.