Jungian Analysis

Carl Jung’s psychology, also called “analytical psychology” to distinguish it from Freudian psychoanalysis, is a practice of integrating the conscious personality with the unconscious mind and working toward psychic wholeness, depth, and meaning.

As a “depth psychology,” Jungian work follows trails left by dreams and the waking imagination, aiming to find and develop the healing “archetypal” images implicit in our pain and confusion.

A path toward “finding light in dark places,” Jungian therapy develops images by regular practices such as visual art, writing, and the meditative process called “active imagination” where images are encouraged to “dream themselves” onward during waking life..

The dialogue between the analyst and client proceeds on both conscious and unconscious levels, with the analyst charged to hold the two dimensions together in herself and so facilitate a parallel unification in the client. The aim is not only to cure symptoms and relieve suffering but to move the psyche towards the integrated state Jung called “individuation.”

After training in the Interregional Institute of Jungian Analysis, Elaine Molchanov completed her preparation as an analyst with the North Pacific Institute of Jungian Analysis (NPIAP). She is a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists (IAAP) and of the NPIAP.