Jungian Psychology

Carl Gustav Jung’s work in depth psychology has made infinite contributions to psychotherapy as well as to individuals striving for self-understanding.  In his work, he analyzed vast amounts of psychological and cultural knowledge and myths, drawing from their meaning in creating a truly universal psychology and theory of the mind.  His psychology embraces the “unconscious” and all of its parts and is seen as a shift to a larger orientation from Sigmund Freud’s earlier theories.

Jung’s discovery of universal archetypes (intrinsic psychic characteristics of the unconscious) as the fundamental determining structures of human experience opened up the idea of not only the importance of personal experience, but also of the existence of parts of the universal unconscious, in the shape of these primordial images or archetypes, within all of us.  Exploring these “archetypes” and our emotional reactions to them can be richly rewarding.  For example, many people find that they respond in a set way to strong archetypes like ”father”, “mother”, “mate”, “enemy”, “family”, “wise person”, etc.  Understanding these archetypes or “prototypes” on a deeper level can be the key to unlocking trapped mental and emotional energy and seeing the world as it truly is.

One of the approaches Dr. Aguirre uses is Jungian psychotherapy, which incorporates the depth and psychodynamic dimensional aspects of sandtray, art, journaling, poetry, and dream work.  In individual personality work she uses Jung’s typology to access and integrate all parts of the personality.

Feel free to call (562) 277-1337 or email appointments@DrNan.com if you would like more information about this type of work.