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Dr. Peter Gold, Ph.D.

Depth Counseling for Adults, Adolescents and Kids

Depth counseling works beneath the surface of symptoms to address their deeper causes.  It sees the psyche as more than just our conscious thoughts, feelings and emotions.  The sub- and unconscious psyche, in addition to the body itself, in many ways dictate our experience of symptoms like anxiety, depression, anger, fear and worry.  These deeper layers of the mind and body also have a profound impact on our experience of ourselves, our relationships and the external world.  Depth counseling seeks to create less unnecessary suffering; and more healing, harmony, meaning and purpose, by addressing these deeper levels of the psyche and physiology.


How?  Through the use of several tools.  The function of each of these tools is to access and engage the parts of the mind and body that create and control our experience—both psychological and physiological.    The jargon for these tools includes: psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Jungian psychology, interpersonal neural biology, gestalt therapy, classical five element Chinese medicine, and five element archetypal qigong.


By accessing and engaging the wisdom of the body and deeper layers of the mind we cultivate a bigger, richer, and more resilient experience of life–both internally and externally.  More meaning, value and purpose develops so that we live, work and love better.  It is a very holistic approach to mental health and healing that draws on our range of psychological and physiological experience to create a more balanced, integrated, harmonious and successful life.  Symptoms ideally suited for mind-body treatment include: trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, anger, fear and worry.


“The separation of psychology from the basic assumptions of biology is purely artificial, because the human psyche lives in indissoluble union with the body.” -C.G. Jung

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