My Approach to Helping
I respect and acknowledge your courage and initiative in exploring the possibility of therapy. As a Jungian & depth-oriented Psychotherapist with offices in Denver and Manitou Springs, I offer solid clinical expertise, soul-centered guidance, and practical therapeutic help when you are feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, stressed or struggling within a crisis, to help you reclaim hope and meaning. My approach utilizes your strengths while identifying difficulties that have hindered your ability to live fully your potential.
As you seek compassionate care & guidance, perhaps you now confront the hardest hurdle in transforming your suffering into a clearer, more natural, personally authentic view of your path ahead. And yet, in the midst of life’s significant transitions, what we often find is it’s never too late to discover who you truly are, and what you really want.
I will honor your wisdom & the many ways of knowing & discovering what you truly need, most of all, that which awaits to be expressed from within you. To make it easier to begin therapy, I offer a free consultation. Please contact me with questions or for a free consultation. The affordable sliding fee scale is available. Offices in Denver and Manitou Springs.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
OFFERING YOU EXPERT GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT WITH:
Feeling depressed and low on energy;
Stuck and unable to get out of a rut;
Anxious, overwhelmed, worried and unable to feel balanced and grounded;
Burdened by racing thoughts you can't seem to quiet;
In a quarter-life crisis and feeling lost;
Healing from childhood abuse: psychological, emotional, physical or sexual abuse;
Healing the traumatic aftermath of sexual harassment or sexual assault;
Working through and healing from the emotional abuse of a Narcissistic or Borderline partner, parent or both;
Struggling with a significant relationship or marriage ? we can work individually or with you as a couple;
Struggling with emotional intimacy andor sexual intimacy;
Struggling with working through an affair or infidelity andor the effects of one on you and others;
Wanting help with communicating with your partner or other significant people in your life;
Contemplating or experiencing a relationship break up or divorce;
Having difficulties with dating meeting the right partner, creating a sustainable relationship;
Longing to discover or renew your life's direction, purpose, or spirituality;
Wanting to make a deeper, soul-centered connection with your Self.
Experiencing creative blocks and want help breaking through;
Seeking to improve your athletic performance;
Struggling with career or life-work path purpose, finding fulfillment and satisfaction with work;
Gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and would like a safe, supportive place to work through relationship issues or difficulties with social life or dating;
Struggling with body image and its effects on self-esteem;
Adjusting to significant changes in your life;
Struggling with grief from the loss of a someone you love, or something dear to you, or a dream of yours;
Feeling like you can't put your finger on what's wrong; that something?s missing from your life and relationships and you want to find out what it is;
Seeking deeper meaning and purpose in your life;
In midlife, feeling stuck, empty, a bit lost;
Wanting to cultivate your authentic voice, your true self and individuality;
Having difficulty changing troubling patterns that seem to be holding you back;
Longing to discover or renew your life's direction, purpose, or your true nature;
Longing for the experience of a more enriching and reciprocal romantic love;
Wanting to make a deeper, soul-centered connection with your Self.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
I respect your initiative and courage to explore the possibility of therapy and a healing path to create a life that feels very alive, fruitful, balanced and free, a life that reflects who you're born to be.
As a Jungian Psychotherapist, I am here to guide you into your most expansive human potential ? to unearth what you're here for by helping you activate both ancient wisdom ways of healing along with 21st century depth-psychological, clinical practices and tools to help identify and heal what you're struggling with and unearth more meaning and purpose in your life.
We can work together to transform the roots of your struggles into an actionable understanding of yourself, your relationships, and your purpose.
I will share with you down-to-earth support, useful, intuitive insights to help you transform what's difficult into the life you want.
As a Depth-oriented Psychotherapist, my aim is to be fully present with you, listening actively, while we discover and witness the growth and development of your own inner strengths and wisdom.
Together, we'll create a practical, yet soulful approach to helping you cultivate your unique voice and reflect your authenticity so that you feel free, while living a life that is fulfilling and meaningful.
In therapy, we can work together to guide you into reclaiming renewed hope, clarity, strength, & deeper understanding of your needs and desires, your direction and life's purpose. In a safe and private space, I help people work through and release what's in the way of living life freely and meaningfully.
As a Psychotherapist, I bring more than half a lifetime of personal transformative experience backed by my doctorate in Clinical, Depth and Jungian psychologies. My experience, background and education helps me to cultivate the ability to hear and see deeply into the patterns of how people's psychological narratives unfold and affect your life, to aid in healing and re-balancing the areas of your life that feel contracted or painful to you, as well as in your expansion.
I will help to guide you toward discovering and tending to the zest and fire for your true life, love, work and purpose, knowing that sometimes we ?lose our spark? and need to rekindle it.
I work with you to help you experience and discover how, even profound disappointments and life-altering tragedies can offer a re-orientation of oneself toward that flame that's smoldered within you from the very beginning of your lifetime.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
CARING FOR YOUR SOUL & STEADYING YOUR MIND.
As a Jungian Psychotherapist, in my work with people, I take to heart the original meaning of the word psyche, which means soul in Greek, and the root word of therapy is therapeia, which means to tend or care for.
So my work with clients is often about tending, with you, to the needs, the questions, the facets of your soul, your psyche. Caring for and developing an authentic and fruitful relationship with your Self, with others in your life, your relationships, and with the world around you is at the heart of Jungian and depth-oriented psychotherapy.
When I work with clients, I am engaged, present, compassionate, warm and consistent, and bring a healthy sense of humor to our work together ? and more than anything else ?I am real with you.
Our work together will likely feel alive and helpful, as we actively sort through your feelings and thoughts, and identify and remove obstacles that keep you from experiencing the sort of life and relationships you most want.
As you tell your story and as our relationship unfolds, I'll listen with you, valuing and appreciating your unique experiences, offering down-to-earth guidance and real-world support and consistent, caring connection for you along your way. With practical observations, intuitive insights and genuine involvement with you, I'll help you at your own pace see through, and perhaps transform what's most difficult so that you are free to live the way you want to.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
HOW WE WORK TOGETHER
Our work together will help you feel more alive and grounded, more centered in your own body and soul, individually and in relationship with others. Here's what a session might look and feel like:
We engage deeply in therapy to help you come to know and then, release what's in the way of living meaningfully and feeling free and alive.
I'll work with you to create a deeply supportive place to explore the roots of what's troubling you and remove the obstacles that are in the way of living how you want to;
Tap into, listen to, and hone your inner voice;
Look at various ways to sort through otherwise complex and confusing situations by offering you my deeply engaged presence and an objective, non-judgmental listening style;
Safely allow feelings to flow, experiencing their power to help you find clarity, feel more alive and free;
Explore ways to connect with the natural world around you whether it's walking outside in your neighborhood, at the park, hiking in the mountains, or gardening, running, cycling, being with your dog or cat to help you feel better and more alive so that you can create the life you want.
There are so many healing ways to connect with the natural world that have been shown, in studies and throughout history, to radically help us feel more energized, balanced, loving, productive, and alive.
Discover some new ways to look at old patterns or problems and learn to recognize and open the windows into your unconscious and the collective unconscious to provide you a new depth of awareness that can show you the way to some of the changes you can imagine making;
Begin to see into and through your night dreams and day dreams to experience a richer understanding of their meaning, and learn how to act on what's being revealed to you;
Cultivate "the eyes" to see and experience your life differently, more meaningfully, more imaginatively, more satisfyingly;
Create a deeper, authentic relationship with your self and your own soul, as well as with others in your life and with the natural world, and know the freedom, fulfillment and inner power that comes with that.
Our work together is about tending your unique experience, turning inward to hear "your voice" the one that carries wisdom, and then, empowering your voice and your actions in the world so that you can live the way you want to.
So it would be my privilege to guide you deeper into your journey, helping you reclaim the way you want to live your unique life as a free, creative and thriving individual, connected to the whole cosmos.
CULTIVATING WHOLENESS IN YOUR LIFE
The way I work with you in psychotherapy pulls from the deep well-spring of clinical and depth psychology as well as, philosophy, and wisdom traditions with many of their roots in indigenous cultures of the world. These traditions include the following:
Jungian Psychology. The gist of which is about our unique development as enlivened individuals, becoming more and more authentic, and who we truly are guided by our souls, our deepest Self, living out the story of our lives as fully, creatively and uniquely as we are called to;
Depth Psychology, Shamanism, Ecopsychology, Archetypal Psychology, Existential Psychology, Nature based-spirituality, Mythology, Fairy tales, Literature, Music and Film to open us to the root-level en-livening and en-souling power of our imagination as well as the imagination's deeply rooted connection with our own psyche and the planet on which we walk.
We work this way to lend a sense of universality and objectivity to what's troubling, which often helps to open up a certain depth of understanding into what brings on our suffering and its potential purpose for our life's journey;
Working with otherwise unconscious images, thoughts, dreams, sensations and feelings to awaken new awareness of what our psyche and our body is asking of us and attempting to tell us;
Working with the metaphors of what we literally experience as a way to help us see through what's most painful into its deepest meaning for how we might best live out and express our true nature as individuals, in relationships and in our work and purpose, as well as within the matrix of Western culture that so influences our experiences, personally and professionally.
All these pieces of psyche, soul, and Self help to guide and embody our work together, allowing me to work with you and help you in a way that suits your unique set of experiences so that you can cultivate more of your authentic Self and live your life as fully as you want to.
As a Jungian Psychotherapist, I act as a naturalist of the psyche, meeting you right where you are, serving as a highly-attuned, warmly-empathic witness, an active and expert "trail guide" to guide you through the inner wilderness of your own, and out the other side into a life that is marked by soulfulness, creativity, aliveness and love. Love for yourself and for the world around you so that you may inhabit your fullest human potential.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
WHAT PREPARES ME TO GUIDE YOU IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
On this path, I am here to serve people like you, in the unfolding process of becoming acutely aware, very alive and deeply human.
As a Jungian Psychotherapist and practitioner of Clinical and Depth psychology, I bring well over a decade of solid experience serving people like you right here in person in Denver and around the world on Skype or video chat.
All of this has prepared me as an experienced guide to serve and support you on your journey.
And while my know-how as a Jungian Psychotherapist, goes beyond the book-learning of my doctorate in Clinical Psychology, it is equally fortified by my graduate and doctoral work and training in Depth Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic psychoanalysis, Depth Psychology, Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Ecopsychology, Humanistic Psychology, Existential Psychology, Spirituality, Philosophy, Literature and Mythology.
As I answered the call to help others experience the transformative process brought about through psychotherapy, my doctoral training from Pacifica Graduate Institute continues to play a unique role in preparing me to work in-depth with people ? to not only help relieve the pain of the symptoms of what's troubling you, but to help you learn what these painful symptoms may have come to teach you about your own journey, your own soul so that as we work through them you can move beyond them into cultivating a life that's rich, real, and rooted in your true nature. In a nutshell, this isn't about me. I am here, to serve you in your unfolding.
I walk the walk, not just talk the talk. My knowledge of how the psyche transforms, expands and grows, translates into helping people creatively navigate not only every-day challenges, but also the milestone crises that naturally occur in our lives to find new ways to work through obstacles and live fully and authentically, unburdened by depression, anxiety, stifling patterns, or unhealthy relationships. To thrive. Freely.
Over a decade of working with and valuing people's unique stories and experiences allows me the privilege of caring for and tending to the psyche, and glimpsing the creativity and resilience in each of us, which is so often catalyzed and nurtured by the sort of depth work I engage in with people.
I would be honored to help you creatively cultivate and embody the authentic life you dream of. And I would be grateful for the opportunity to guide you on your unfurling path. One I support you on, every step of the way.
Compassionately. Skillfully. Sustainably.
Jason Wells, Ph.D.