Jungian Psychotherapy

We live in a time of chaotic transition. Over-connected and overwhelmed, we lose touch with our souls – that reflective, interior part of ourselves that gives depth and meaning to life.

In Jungian psychotherapy, we seek to reclaim this lost dimension of soul.  Like alchemists finding gold in the basest materials, we start with what seems least valuable – the gritty struggles of our daily lives, our anxiety, depression, and other painful symptoms.  Through the work, we come to see our suffering not just as a problem to be solved but as the voice of soul crying out to be heard.

The psyche does not speak in ordinary language but in a symbolic language of its own. Found in dreams, myths, and archetypes, the soul’s language is closer to the organic processes of nature than to the logic of the rational mind.  Thus it may seem bewildering at first. But when we understand the soul on its own terms, our psychological and physical symptoms, the frustrating patterns we keep repeating, may reveal deeper truths about why we are here and guide us into a freer and more satisfying participation in life.

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved,
to feel myself

beloved on the earth.

-Raymond Carver

Do you know what your soul and your life are asking of you?

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Consults are available for individuals of all ages. Workshops and more are also available.

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About Susan

Susan C Roberts
Susan C. Roberts, MS, MA, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Boulder, Colorado.

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Writings on Jungian Psychology

What is Individuation?

Like a quasar at the center of our being, the Self continually pulses its quantum frequencies out into the world. In the process, it magnetizes outer events and circumstances to us and shapes the course of our lives. It is in this sense that Heraclitus’ maxim “Character is destiny” is true. Or as Jung paraphrases, “What happens to a person is characteristic of him.”

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The Stages of Life

At the heart of each life stage, according to Jung, there exists an archetype, along with a corresponding set of tasks to be mastered and problems to be solved. Though differences in outer circumstances and inner make-up make each person’s journey unique, the archetypal energies encountered along the way are universal. To engage with them psychologically may endow even the most apparently fragmented postmodern life with a sense of meaning and depth.

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The Power of the Ancestors

Jung often commented on the formative role played by the ancestors in an individual’s psychological complexes, indeed in his fate. In his view, a person who lacks a connection to his or her ancestral roots is bound to suffer from an absence of depth and meaning, while psychological healing can take place when a connection to the ancestral wellsprings is found.

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