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Carol Walnum, Portland Jungian Analyst

During and particularly after the peak of this difficult COVID period, the heart of our work is a therapeutic process that is organic for you. We work together with care and attention. You can experience growth and gain insight by more fully engaging with challenging, sometimes painful, issues or patterns. With our work, better ways of coping become available. A more fulfilling way of living becomes possible. Adults and younger adults (over 25 years) are welcomed. My practice is based on the interrelationship of body, soul, and mind. Depression, bereavement, anxiety, work-related stress or trauma, relationships, and life changes are central subjects of the practice. BCBS and PacificSource insurance. Direct pay and out of network clients welcomed. Your call is invited.

APPROACH

1 Carol Walnum, Jungian Analyst and Licensed Professional Counselor, 503-287-1526. People work with me to more clearly understand current difficulties, repeating patterns, and how to make changes in their lives. I also work with people who have issues stemming from the COVID period including anxiety, fear, and bereavement. Clients working with me via confidential video say the practice is a quiet place where they can enter into difficult subjects without encountering judgment. They say I am clear and respectful, honest and reliable. Read More

EXPLORING THERAPY

2More than anyone ever knows, people from all walks of life choose to enter therapy. Why? Because all of us experience difficulty, confusion, and turmoil. All of us deeply desire to grow and heal, to come through our dark nights of the soul and emerge into light again. I help people explore issues or problems, questions or difficulties in ways that are meaningful to them. I help people gain insight from the confusion, messiness, and distress in their lives. I am seasoned and experienced in establishing deep, secure therapy relationships. I work carefully with you to go beneath current “symptoms” to what is truly troubling you. Read More

WORKING WITH DREAMS

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Just as all of us breathe, all of us regularly dream. Some people don’t remember their dreams, yet it is well known that all of humankind dreams. We enter into day dreams, night dreams, musings or reveries, nightmares, dreams for community and more. For thousands of years in all world cultures, dreams have informed individuals and groups in central ways. Dreams are part of us still. Dreams are vital. They communicate to us in symbolic language, that is in code, image, feeling, or other forms, almost forgotten in current times. As Jung wrote “it is the way of dreams to give us more than we ask” and they are invaluable in the process of therapy and life. How are your dreams informing your life? Read More

THERAPY FOR YOUNG ADULTS

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I invite young adults to call to briefly discuss their issues and interests over the phone and to make an appointment if they wish. This phase of life invites us into conversation whether you are coping with depression, experiencing major change, or any number of other topics or issues. You are invited to explore the section on Young Adult Counseling. Read More