What is Jungian Analysis?
Psychoanalysis, in general, is a form of one-on-one therapy that asks us to dive below our conscious life to find what lies in the unconscious.
In Jungian analysis, in particular, we look to our outer lives and current relationships, our education and work, and our personal and family histories, but also to our personal unconscious and to what C. G. Jung called the “Collective Unconscious“. Our dreams and fantasies are analyzed with the goals of increasing self-knowledge, finding new meaning in life, and becoming more whole.
We find within ourselves manifestations of the Shadow, the Anima and Animus, the Great Father and Great Mother and other archetypal energies. We thereby become more aware of our connection to basic life forces that we have previously overlooked or have only partially recognized.
The work of therapy is done with a Jungian Analyst, a professional who has themself undergone long-term analysis and who has earned a diploma from a Jung Institute after completing an extensive program of training, typically requiring the equivalent of three or four years of full-time studies, two sets of examinations, and the completion of a thesis.
To find a Jungian Analyst in Maine, please refer to our list below:
Jungian Analysts in Maine
This list is furnished solely for informational purposes and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Maine Jung Center for Studies in Analytical Psychology.
Teresa Arendell, PhD
Gary D. Astrachan, PhD
Christopher Beach, JD
17 South Street
Portland, ME 04101
Paola Biola, MA
Rick Bouchard, LCSW
William Furber, JD
245 River Road
Topsham, ME 04086
Victoria Hart, LCSW
Donald Kalsched, PhD
John Peck, PhD
Robin van Löben Sels, PhD
“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.”
~ C. G. Jung, CW, Vol. 10, para. 304