Dr. Carolyn M. Bates, Ph.D.
Diplomate Jungian Analyst
“Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself”
A. Bronson Alcott
I take an integrative approach to analytic work that focuses on the unique needs of my patients, working collaboratively with them to focus on understanding their concerns and conflicts, both within themselves and with other people.
People enter psychotherapy and analysis for a diversity of reasons, often following difficult transitions, when having problems in relationships or when feeling dissatisfied with a significant aspect of their lives. I work with individuals presenting with a wide range of concerns, including depression, panic and anxiety, grief and loss following the death of a relationship, a loved one or a life goal, transitional and/or work-related stress, relational and inter-generational conflict, bi-cultural and gender issues.
The Jungian perspective emphasizes that conflicts, difficult experiences, and mental health symptoms can provide a meaningful opening to internal resources and alternative ways of understanding ourselves in the world. Analytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis draw on a person’s internal resources to develop new coping skills and to let go of problematic and faulty perspectives that contribute to interpersonal conflict.
Many people are drawn to a Jungian psychotherapy approach in order to work more extensively with their own dreams, to better understand and claim their internal resources, to come to terms with unresolved conflicts, and to increase mindfulness in how they live their lives. A Jungian approach to self-discovery can enhance our creative, symbolic, and meaningful lives.
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