Puddi Lareau, MA, LPC
I am a Jungian psychoanalyst and licensed counselor located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have over twenty years experience being a psychotherapist.
Psychotherapy can provide the opportunity to heal old hurts and to become unstuck. It can help you make more satisfying choices, engage in the deeper discovery of yourself and develop your creative potential.
Here you’ll find information about my practice. I would be happy to talk with you about whether my approach might be helpful to you.
Psychotherapy Services Offered
Everyone has different needs when they enter therapy. My training in a variety of therapies allows me to select an approach which will best meet your needs. Although I specialize in Jungian Analysis, I also draw from a variety of other methods.
While I specialize in Jungian Analysis, my background includes training in AEDP, Cognitive-Behavioral, EMDR, Psychodrama, Existential and Solution-Focused methods.
Licensure, Education, and Professional Involvements:
• Certified Jungian Analyst, the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts
• Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado #1964
• M.A., Agency Counseling, University of Northern Colorado
• The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Board Member
• C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado, Member • The International Association for Analytical Psychology, Member
Why Choose a Jungian Analyst?
Whether you are seeking in-depth psychoanalysis or simply considering brief counseling for a life problem, finding a highly trained and experienced therapist is important.
Psychoanalysts, including Jungian analysts, have rigorous and extensive training. Before they can apply for analytic training, they must have completed years of graduate training and supervised experience to become licensed therapists or counselors. Jungian analysts in training then receive about eight additional years of psychoanalytic specialization. The training includes extensive coursework and in-depth supervision with a unique focus on understanding the unconscious forces that influence our feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
Analysts-in-training are also required to be in therapy throughout their training to help them recognize and confront their own emotional issues which might interfere with providing the best possible treatment for their patients.
Only graduates of accredited psychoanalytic training institutes can ethically present themselves to the public as psychoanalysts.
Jungian Psychoanalysis in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Most people associate the word “psychoanalysis” with an image of a gray-bearded man smoking a pipe, sitting behind you as you lay on a couch, stroking his beard in silence. Today this image of psychoanalysis is outdated. Although psychoanalysts may have practiced this way in the past, times have changed. The original theories of Freud and Jung have evolved continuously and creatively over the rich, hundred year history of psychoanalytic treatment. Psychoanalysis is still widely practiced in the United States. It remains the most in-depth form of therapy, with an unmatched understanding of the human psyche.
Why Consider a Psychoanalytic Approach?
A psychoanalytic approach is well-suited for people who want to understand themselves at a deeper level and to discover greater meaning, purpose and creative fulfillment in their lives. It’s recommended for those seeking to transform destructive or limiting patterns, especially when those patterns are long-standing and repetitive.
Promoting Psychological Growth
Like other therapies, psychoanalysis is concerned with easing emotional suffering. But while it may include solving problems or coping with crisis, analysis aims at more lasting change by facilitating deeper psychological growth. This involves transforming problematic patterns, both in relationships with others and in relationship to ourselves, as well as uncovering blocks that prevent us from living our full creative potential.
Jungian analysis, based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, aims at activating the individual’s innate healing capabilities. Our symptoms, our struggles, our suffering and dreams are all regarded as messages about unknown or neglected parts of ourselves which need attention. By listening to these messages, we gain new perspective on our difficulties, a deeper connection to ourselves and the strength to change old patterns. Along with relief from pain, Jungian analysis works toward developing access to inner wisdom, authenticity and renewed energy for life. It is as much a form of “inner work” as it is psychological treatment.
If this most fascinating and life-altering experience might interest you, let’s talk about it. Call me.