What is Depth Psychology, and why should you consider a Depth Psychology oriented practitioner?
Depth Psychology explores the hidden or deeper parts of human experience by seeing things in depth rather than taking them apart. Pioneered by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung among others, depth psychology looks beyond the surface level to the current that runs throughout our lives, connecting us and communicating with us the greater meaning of things via symbols, dreams, and archetypal patterns.
Depth oriented practitioners typically bring a new lens to issues that may either be overlooked by traditional practitioners in the healing arts and often help their clients connect with something larger than their everyday selves, parts which affect us whether we see them or not, or even know they exist. Accessing the unconscious in this way can reveal the source of problematic issues, show us patterns at work in our lives, or even point us to a generative path that awaits us, calling us to greater healing, wholeness, and fulfillment. A sample of depth modalities include:
- Art Therapy
- Somatic Work
—and much more