Jungian Psychotherapy

Jungian psychotherapy was developed by swiss psychologist Carl Jung. It’s a form of Psychoanalysis that uses techniques to explore areas of people’s unconscious self.

What is Jungian Psychotherapy?

Carl Jung believed that mental health issues occur when you can’t live as your true self.  The goal of Jungian psychotherapy is to bring unconscious parts of your personality to the surface and align them with who you think you are. 

This form of therapy is rather flexible, but Carl Jung developed core tenets that are the foundation for analytical psychotherapy:

  • Archetypes
  • Complexes
  • Symbols

Each of these are employed to understand who you are and what your unconscious self is trying to communicate. The unconscious is viewed as a guide for personal growth, leading you toward what you need to work through as your story develops.

Ways of Exploring the Unconscious

Exploring and drawing out the unconscious parts of yourself is not easy. It requires a level of personal intimacy. However, Carl Jung utilized several creative-driven activities to help bring out those thoughts. 

Not every session of Jungian psychotherapy will utilize these activities, but they are common techniques, even outside of Jungian therapy. Each of these require you to build trust with your therapist, but have the potential to teach you more about yourself.


Art is a conduit you can use to express how you feel beyond words. While you create art you may add symbolism that you didn’t know was connected to your life.

Dream Analysis

Your dreams could hold significance for trying to better understand your unconscious self. Your therapist may ask you to keep a dream journal that you’ll interpret together.

Active Imagination 

It’s believed that this practice helps clients interact with the images that their mind produces and therefore gives a glimpse into the unconscious.

Word Association

This practice helps clients bring forward unconscious thoughts by making them speak the first thing that comes to mind when hearing a word.Before you have time to think, your unconscious thoughts affect your behaviors.

What We Treat

If you are struggling with your mental health, substance abuse, or both, we are here to help you regain control over your life. Our inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs are designed to treat a wide variety of mental, behavioral, and co-occurring disorders in a comfortable setting.

Mental Health

We diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health disorders, including trauma effects, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and codependency.


Substance use disorders we treat include addiction to alcohol, opiates, fentanyl and prescription opioids, methamphetamine and other stimulants, benzodiazepines, cannabis, and other psychoactive substances.

Other Behavioral Health Concerns

A mental health crisis can be layered and confusing. If you don’t see your disorder listed—or don’t know exactly why you are struggling—reach out to us to see how we can help. We treat each client at Sequoia on a personal level, and we’re ready to help you overcome whatever you may be facing.

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