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Carol Walnum, Portland Jungian Analyst

The heart of our work is a Jungian process that flows and is organic for you. When working together with distinctive care and attention, you can experience growth and insight by more fully engaging with challenging, sometimes painful issues or patterns. Working in collaboration and with nurture, a more fulfilling way of living becomes possible. Adult, younger adult (over 25 years of age), and senior clients are welcomed. As a certified Jungian Analyst and Licensed Professional Counselor, my practice is based on the interrelationship among body, soul, and mind. Depression, bereavement, anxiety, career or work-related stress, relationship, and life changes are central subjects of the practice. BCBS and PacificSource insurance. Direct pay clients welcomed at my regular fee.

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 work with people who choose to engage with their unconscious, discovering and integrating unconscious aspects of their personality into consciousness. My clients say the practice room is a quiet, comfortable place where they can speak about 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 ELDERS AND SENIORS

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Although my license does not permit me to take Medicare or Advantage insurance plans, seniors need therapy too. I invite seniors 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, loss or grief, or any number of other topics or issues. You are invited to explore the section on Elder and Senior Counseling. Read More