Common Therapy Questions

Answers to Questions We Hear Frequently

Who was Dr. Carl G. Jung? (1875 – 1961)

There were three pioneers in the early days of psychoanalysis: Freud, Adler and Jung. Freud chose Jung as his heir to carry on the psychoanalytic tradition. However, Freud stated that the driving dynamic of a person was sexuality. Adler said, no, that it was the will to power. Jung agreed with both that these can be driving dynamics of a person, but that there were other factors that also deeply influenced a person. Some of these other factors are reflection, creativity, and spirituality.

Freud focused on the personal unconscious only whereas Jung focused not only on the personal unconscious but also on the collective/universal unconscious. This eventually led to a major split between Jung and Freud. Jung focused on bringing the unconscious conscious. At first he wanted to call his psychology ‘Complex Psychology’ but later changed it to Analytical psychology.

A complex is a psychic energy that has escaped the control of consciousness and leads a separate existence in our unconscious. It often runs our lives and it may hinder or help our functioning at any time. A complex can lead us to our genius or to our downfall. Complexes can be a mill stone or a stepping stone. It all depends on whether or not we consciously decide to face and confront that which has been gripping us; consciously suffer and reclaim that energy which has been stolen away. This is what is meant by ‘making the unconscious conscious.’

What is Jungian Analysis?

It is a personal process with the Jungian Analyst where we go from the symptom to the under lying issue. And when this is discovered, deep healing can occur. This work is done by having a safe, stable, and consistent environment with your analyst where trust, honesty, caring, and authenticity can flow naturally between the analyst and the client. It is a mutual process. We will work with dreams, the concerns that are brought, the stories that are told, and with the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship. It is a partnership that helps one find the healing center that resides within each of us.

How long does therapy take?

This often depends upon the commitment and energy one is willing to make as well as the severity of the issues involved.

How can I afford it?

I work with several insurance companies and will assist you in working with them. However, this is an investment in your own psychological growth and healing; you are investing in yourself – that is priceless.

What is the difference between a Jungian Analyst and A Jungian-Oriented psychoanalyst?

A Jungian Analyst such as Dr. Soliday has completed a rigorous training program and holds a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from a recognized Jungian Institute. A Jungian-oriented psychoanalyst may have undergone Jungian analysis or attended classes, but has not done this training nor earned this diploma.

What is your cancellation policy?

Your time is reserved for you alone, thus you are responsible for that time. If cancellation is necessary, I ask for 36 hours’ notice. If cancellation is made less than 36 hours before your scheduled session, you will be billed the full rate for the time.

How do you protect my confidentiality?

What is shared in the consulting office stays in the consulting office. There will be no information provided to insurance companies without your consent.

What times and days can I make an appointment with Dr. Soliday?

We schedule appointments between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

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“Emotion is the chief source of consciousness. There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion.”
– Carl Jung