The therapeutic alliance

The therapeutic alliance is where we work together collaboratively. In other words, it’s not just you talking and puzzling over your problems or concerns. Or solely about what I do as a therapist, how, when, or why I analyze or intervene. Instead, we interact and work together.

You bring your history, your life experience, passions, and dreams into our sessions. I will join you with my interest, curiosity, and compassion (as well as my education and training) as we listen to what psyche, the inner man or woman, and the Self are asking of you.

Whether we work pragmatically and concretely as outer, waking-life challenges come up or we explore the deeper Self and its potentialities, we will work together as a team. At times we will marvel over the ‘undreamed-off possibilities’ psyche or Self has in store for you and at other times we will face the ‘real life’ challenge of applying inner realizations to day-to-day life struggles and relationships. Either way, we work together on the journey of exploring your deeper Self, your dreams, and potentialities.

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” C.G. Jung Modern Man in Search of a Soul (1933, p. 49)

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