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Psychotherapy in the Washington, DC metro area


Alan Friend, M.Div., Dipl.Psy.

Jungian Analyst

The theory of C.G. Jung strongly guides my practice. Jungian Analysis is by nature unique for each individual who enters it. No one set of techniques or methods works for every patient or ”analysand.“ Jung postulated the existence of the collective unconscious, a layer of personality older and deeper than that of any one individual's experience. Analytic work in the Jungian tradition, like other psychodynamic therapies, involves providing insight about emotional difficulties. But it goes beyond other analytic approaches by identifying natural potentials and energies within the analysand to transform the individual's suffering and conflicts.

The aims of Jungian analysis are wholeness and individuation, not merely problem-solving and adjustment. Analysis can use a variety of life experiences as tools for supporting growth and change: dreams, fantasies, fascinations and visions, as well as creative activities like painting, writing and movement.

I received my Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland. I am a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. I am also a Senior Analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and a member of the American Psychological Association.

As I now reside in Canada, I no longer keep office hours in the Washington area, but am available by phone.


Alan Friend
1522 Stanley Street
Nelson BC V1L 1R3

Phone: 250-551-1272

Web: nelsonbctherapy.com


I use a psychodynamic or psychoanalytic approach to work with adults. My specialties include:

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