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Carol Walnum, MA, Jungian Analyst

Portland, Oregon

Given the issues in our daily lives and or the biological and emotional pressures of the ongoing COVID period, therapy may be called for.  The difficulties of this shared and continuing mass trauma can make our life problems heavier.

Our therapy work is a process that reflects your interests, needs, and the social reality. We work together with care and attention.  More fully engaging with these challenging, oftentimes painful issues, as well as with ego's patterns, and with the unconscious psyche can result in growth and insight.

With our work, a fuller way of living can become possible. Adults and younger adults over 25 years are welcomed. My practice is based on the interrelationship of body, soul, and mind.

Depression, anxiety, work-related stress/burnout or historic or current trauma, relationships, and life changes are central subjects of the practice. BCBS and PacificSource insurance. Direct pay and out of network clients welcomed.

As you know, there is high demand for therapy now. This fall/early winter, I have a full schedule. That doesn't mean you shouldn't call. Schedules change as people finish their therapy.  I will do my best to call you back. Please let me know if you wish to be on my wait list.  Thank you.

Carol Walnum, Jungian Analyst

Portland, Oregon

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During this difficult COVID period, the heart of our work is a therapeutic process that is organic for you.

By engaging in Jungian analysis or therapy, improved ways of engaging in life can 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. Central subjects of the practice are depression, bereavement, anxiety, work-related stress or trauma, relationships, and life changes. BCBS and PacificSource insurance. Direct pay and out of network clients welcomed.

Your call is invited.

Approach

Approach

Carol Walnum, Jungian Analyst and Licensed Professional Counselor, 503-287-1526.

Jungian analysis is one way to more clearly work through current difficulties, repeating patterns, and how engage change in one's life. I also work with people who have current issues stemming from the COVID period, including worry, anxiety, fear, and bereavement.

If you wish to contact me, I encourage you to engage with me in learning about symbolic attitude in life. I want you to work to remember your dreams and to bring them to therapy.  I strongly invite you to look into the unconscious via dreams, fantasy, journaling, or other means of inner work that fit your interests.  You will need to work in this therapy.

Clients working with me via confidential teletherapy say the practice is a quiet place. They enter into difficult subjects without encountering judgment. They say I am clear and respectful, honest and reliable.

Exploring Therapy

Exploring Therapy

More 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. Working together, you can gain insight from the confusion, messiness, and distress in life. I am seasoned and experienced in establishing deep, secure therapy and often long-term therapy relationships. I work carefully with you to go beneath current “symptoms” to what is truly troubling you.

Working With Dreams

Working With Dreams

Jungian psychology works to integrate the unconscious in therapy.  Dreams come from the unconscious. All of humankind regularly dreams, remembered or not. We enter into day dreams, night dreams, musings and 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. Dreams communicate to us in symbolic language, code, active images, feelings, or other forms, almost forgotten in current times. As Carl G. 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?

Therapy For Young Adults

Therapy For Young Adults

I invite young adults 25 years and older 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.

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