Jungian (pronounced YOONG-ee-an) psychotherapy is a comprehensive approach to the psyche based on the psychology of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung. Working with dreams is a unique and valuable part of the Jungian psychotherapy approach, and is one of the things that sets it apart from more conventional forms of therapy.
Why Jungian Psychotherapy
Based upon the work of Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, Jungian psychotherapy is a holistic approach to the psyche.
It honors the uniqueness and individuality of each client by facilitating the psyche’s own wisdom and healing powers. While taking into consideration what is problematic in a client’s life, Jungian psychotherapy utilizes the client’s strengths and undeveloped potential for personal growth and healing.
Probably more than any other psychotherapeutic approach, Jungian psychology honors the complexity and depth of the human personality. It looks at people’s struggles not only from the perspective of their outer life problems (finances, work, health, etc.) but from the goals of the unfolding personality.
Who can benefit from Jungian Psychotherpy
The applications of Jungian psychotherapy for the treatment of psychological disorders are many, and its effectiveness well-documented. Formally termed “Analytical Psychology” by Dr. Jung, it is a form of “talk therapy” that has been practiced for over 70 years.
Jungian psychotherapy is especially suited for both depressed and normal functioning, non-depressed individuals who want to experience a deeper sense of meaning, purpose, and vitality in their lives.