Jungian Analysis

Jungian Analysis is a form of psychoanalysis wherein an analyst and analysand have face-to-face dialogues. The approach is based on the concept of the collective unconscious, which contains archetypes, symbols and myths that are universal (common to all human beings regardless of culture), and these have meaning for the individual. Through exploration of a person’s dreams, symbolic imagery, inner feelings and creative expressions, he or she becomes more aware of these influences, negotiates between opposing internal forces, and derives meaning regarding one’s life. Through increased consciousness, development of the psyche, personal growth, and authentic self-expression, healing and wholeness are achieved.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of therapy that has been demonstrated by many research studies to be the most effective approach for a variety of psychological problems. The therapy relationship is collaborative and goal-oriented, and the focus on thoughts, beliefs, assumptions and behaviors is key. In CBT, the goal is for a person to develop more realistic and rational perspectives, and make healthier behavioral choices, as well as to feel relief from negative emotional states. Specific techniques, strategies and methods are used to help people to improve their mood, relationships and work performance.

Schema Therapy is essentially an integration of cognitive, behavioral, gestalt and psychodynamic approaches, using the best aspects of each in a unified therapy. It is similar to CBT (standard cognitive behavioral therapy) in that the person learns how to correct his or her habitual and problematic patterns of thinking and feeling, and the corresponding difficulties in behavioral coping style. The focus is on identifying and understanding, and then challenging and overcoming the long-standing maladaptive patterns in thinking, feeling and behavior that create obstacles for a person in getting needs met and attaining life goals. The goal is for the person to feel better and enjoy greater life satisfaction.

CTA is a network of experienced therapists in the NY metro area who provide Cognitive Therapy and Schema-Focused Therapy. To inquire about an appointment, please call us at 212-258-2577.

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