John X. Allemand, LICSW, MPH, BCD, CGP
|Professions: Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LICSW - WA: LW60060718|
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My approach to healing is heavily influenced by the work of existentialist philosophers and psychologists who see humans as both burdened with and ennobled by a quest for meaning in the face of suffering. Psychotherapy provides a safe and intimate space in which to expand our capacity to bear suffering and to find meaning within and through it. Depth psychology, with its origins in the pioneering work of Freud, Jung, and their followers, including the later object relations theorists, posits the idea of the psyche as consisting of both conscious and unconscious thoughts, impulses, fantasies, and ideas. We may be aware that we are feeling certain painful emotions and at the same time, not be able to articulate the source of these difficult feelings. We may be simultaneously aware and unaware of how we are behaving in relation to self or others at any given moment, struggling to make sense of how our most cherished relationships seem to be falling apart. We are caught in "complexes" which seize us unawares, overwhelmed by affects and emotions which do not seem, in kind or intensity, to proceed from "the facts of the matter" (work issues, interpersonal issues, academic challenges, etc.). Symptoms (depression, anxiety, insomnia, compulsions, etc.) are not simply indicators of psychopathology but rather messages, pieces of a narrative which have a purposive function to guide us further toward growth and individuation.
Depth psychology is not meant to "cure" us of these complexes or to reveal completely the mysterious depths of the psyche (of which we are certain there can be no end), but it is a journey in which we may become more aware, may gain insight into ourselves, into the hidden needs, desires, and fears that often motivate us to behave in ways that do not serve us well. With awareness comes choice; we are no longer slaves to the same mistakes or to the same patterns in interpersonal relationships which have continuously proven ineffective, self or other destructive, unproductive. We are free to choose differently and creatively so as to enrich our lives. Depth psychotherapeutic techniques include dialogue with the therapist in an intimate, confidential, and supportive atmosphere, analysis of dreams, active imagination and other expressive modalities like art, music, and poetry.
Email or Call John X. Allemand, LICSW, MPH, BCD, CGP at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03259
More Info About My Practice
Preferred provider on several major insurance panels.
Fee for service: $125.00--180.00
Sliding scale fee available.
Evening and weekend hours.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Clinical Supervision
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
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