What is a Depth Psychology Coach?

With a MA/PhD in depth psychology, I'm an expert in understanding and decoding the mysterious language of the unconscious. Science affirms that unconscious forces account for up to 95% of our behavior, patterns of thinking, personality quirks, emotional reactions, and even to whom and what we feel intellectual or sexual attraction.   

With twenty-five years of experience as a trusted advisor, strategic relationship consultant, workshop presenter and coach, I prompt my clients forward and appropriately challenge them to take uncomfortable actions needed to get somewhere they can't on their own.

Do You Need a Depth Psychology Coach?

Maybe. If you:

 

  • Feel trapped in a situation, job, or relationship, and you can’t figure out how to accept it or leave it

 

  • You’ve already had a crisis or unraveling, and now you need a framework for reconstructing your new self.

 

  • After ending a long-term relationship, you jumped into a new one and now you see red flags but don’t trust your intuition. 

  • After divorce, you did the better thing by focusing on yourself first, and now you’re feeling insecure about dating, love, your body, and sex.

  • You can’t get to the bottom of your generalized anxiety or angst about an upcoming birthday.

How Does Depth Psychology Coaching Work?

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Logistics

100% virtual. I can work with you wherever you live, we don't have to waste time commuting, and you can create a personalized and sacred space for our sessions, which are held via zoom or other virtual app. 

100% private pay. No approval needed or constraints imposed by insurance companies who put profit over your wellbeing anyway. Check with your employer about using your health savings accounts or other program that contributes to your mental health and overall wellbeing. I take payments via Venmo, Zelle, and PayPal. We'll talk price during the free consultation. 

Frequency. Most people see me every other week because once we open the doorway to your unconscious, you'll have so much material to explore. A few see me weekly and a few see me monthly. 

How Sessions Look and Feel 

 

The mind/ego gets us started. Typically, my clients will have something specific they want to talk about. This is the ego thinking it knows what's going on. We'll start there. 

Opening up to the wisdom from the unconscious. We'll work with recent dreams, disproportionate emotional responses to events, meaningful coincidences, preoccupations with films, people, songs, fantasy images or obsessions. This is always a faster path to insights than the mind. 

Relaxing into active imagination. The fun and mind-blowing insights and unleashing happens here. We will relax into a deeper level of consciousness and explore and tend to the images that emerge. They could be memories, fantasies, feelings, landscapes. As I listen and guide my clients as they follow their imagination (the language of Soul/Psyche), huge ah-ha's happen that shift perspective and lead to receiving knowledge from a mysterious Source. 

Application. This is where coaching comes in. New insights lead to realizations about new behaviors needed, which can trigger fear, anxiety, excitement, lots of emotions. Together, we plan actions to try out. Terrifying and exciting is a great combination that often leads to creative unleashing.  

Client Testimonials 

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"I've Always Been 100% Complete!" 

 

Sometimes we don’t even know what we need . . . until we find it. A friend thought Dr. Deborah would have some good advice for me as an aspiring author. By the end of our networking chat, I had hired her, but I wasn’t sure why.

 

During our first session, things just spontaneously came up, things I thought had been put in their place. Deborah taught me how to explore these pieces of me in a way that changed the story I had been telling myself.

 

For as long as I can remember, I have thought that I was incomplete, but after one of our sessions, I went on a hike, and I had what I call a 100% experience. I felt as though my feet were not touching the ground, and the sunlight was brighter. Suddenly, I knew I wasn’t lacking anything–I had always been 100% complete.

 

Dr. Deborah has given me a way to see myself differently, given me tools that will not only help me write my book but will continue to change the way I look at things for the rest of my life. Forever grateful. 

–Amy Melvin 

"My Husband and I Had the Most Amazing Honest Conversation" 

This text from a client made my day!

 

“I just had to tell you that my husband and I just listened to your podcast episode about creative monogamy, and it sparked the most amazing conversation about how relationships outside our marriage fulfill different needs." 

 

At our next session, my client clarified:

 

"We had been curious about polyamory, but listening to your conversation with Dr. Joli Hamilton made us realize 

it wasn’t about sex at all. 

 

That conversation deepened our relationship with each other, but before that could have happened, I needed to give myself permission to feel what I feel so I could explore it. 

 

Our coaching sessions have brought me into deeper relationship with myself, which has led to a deeper relationship 

with my husband.” 

 - Jen, Coaching Client

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"I needed a different kind of

expertise and approach"

 

“I was ready to dive deeper into my inner psyche, and I needed someone with a different kind of expertise and approach than mine, so I could really learn, bend, and stretch.

 

I’m an insight junkie, and the new ah-ha’s and topics that have surfaced during my sessions with Deborah fascinate me. I’m more interested in and engaged with my own story and well-being now, and I’m really digging the inner child work and active imagination exercises.

 

Working with Deborah has helped me view my experiences through an integrative lens, illuminating the distinction between my ‘now’ and ‘then,’ and how the two are linked.” 

–Jennifer Van Rossum, MA, LPC

"I was about to turn 40 and had a dream about a grizzly bear mauling my Family!"

“I couldn’t see what was happening beneath my Type-A life—full of career success and fulfillment as a wife and mother of two boys. Angst about approaching my fortieth birthday and a dream about a grizzly bear that mauled my family brought me to Dr. Deborah.

Our sessions, journaling, drawing, and a new commitment to a day per month devoted to myself were my gifts to me. My recent dream about the sick but beautiful and vividly colored peacock I was unable to console served as the warning of a breaking point, but also provided a glimpse into my future now that I am tending to my Self.

Deborah’s book will help you hear the pleas of your inner being.”  

—Dana Felton, Coaching Client

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Clarity Through Journaling and Drawing

“I always knew my dreams and odd coincidences were trying to tell me something, but I didn’t know how to decode them, until Deborah taught me how to speak the language of the unconscious.

I’ve gained so much CLARITY about my life because of our sessions and because journaling and drawing are now a part of my life.

 

And her book will help you find meaning in what you might be tempted to dismiss as meaningless.” 

—Kinnethia Tolson

Get Dr. Deborah's Coaching

in Her Book

“My friend has brought a treasure into the world through the making of this book. Deborah has a remarkable ability to condense complicated and abstract concepts into digestible ideas. Not only has she done that in this excellent introduction to depth psychology, but she has also made the material relatable, humorous, and inviting.

If you want to become the kind of person that celebrates your own uniqueness and diversity, then it would do you well to give Deborah's coaching or book a try.” 

—Alex Luber, LPC, M.S.

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"My world got rocked!"

 

“After my divorce, I was lost, and nothing made sense anymore. I didn’t know anything about Depth Psychology and drawing my dream during one of Deborah’s workshops made me feel silly, but something shifted in me. I hardly recognize myself after three years of allowing my dreams to guide our sessions and my journey.

 

Working through this book is like having Deborah right there with you—as storyteller, teacher, guide, and cheerleader.” 

–Angela Sterling, Coaching Client