Jason E. Smith
"Meaninglessness inhibits fullness of life and is therefore equivalent to illness. Meaning makes a great many things endurable -- perhaps everything." ~ C.G. Jung
I offer a supportive and reflective approach to psychotherapy, using the insights of Jungian and Depth Psychology, to help individuals reconnect to that source of meaning and wholeness that resides within each one of us.
I invite you to explore my website to learn more about me and my approach, as well to discover the many other resources available to assist you during this time of personal growth and healing.
"The shoe that fits one person pinches another;
there is no universal recipe for living." ~ C.G. Jung
The goal of Jungian analysis is to connect you with those factors and energies that can help you to weather the storms of life, and to find your way again when you feel lost.
Jungian analysis is not simply a mechanical application of technique. It is a unique encounter with the depths of your own being, helping you to become the person you were meant to be.
"The dream is a little hidden door
in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul." ~ C.G. Jung
The therapeutic use of dreams offers a powerful means to growth and healing. Dreams provide a snapshot of the various energies and motives that unconsciously influence your everyday actions, moods, and experiences. As such, dreams help you to gain valuable insight into your uniqueness as an individual.
Jungian Career Counseling
“The deepest vocational question is not ‘What ought I to do with my life?’ It is the more elemental and demanding ‘Who am I? What is my nature?'” ~ Parker Palmer
A Jungian approach to career counseling is not just about finding another job. It is about learning to shift your focus from who you think you are, or who you’ve been told you ought to be, to discovering 'what wants to be lived through you?'
Who It's For
"Opportunities to find new powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." ~ Joseph Campbell
A Jungian approach to psychotherapy is right for you if:
- You have come to a place in your life in which you feel “lost” or “stuck”
- You wish to live more fully and authentically, but feel like something holds you back
- You feel particularly challenged by work, relationships, or the stress of life
Whether your symptoms manifest as depression, anxiety, or some other troubling emotion, a Jungian approach can help you discover the healing energy and potential that resides within you.