Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Jungian Analyst & Licensed Professional Counselor

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My original training was in philosophy and I was a philosophy professor for twenty years. As I moved into midlife, I began training as a psychotherapist. I have a Masters in mental health counseling, which I obtained from Franciscan University of Steubenville. I am also a psychoanalyst in the tradition of Carl Jung. I am a member of the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and an associate member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP). I practice psychotherapy according to psychodynamic, classical Jungian and archetypal approaches and more broadly in all approaches associated with “depth psychology”.

I provide a safe, secure setting in which you can discuss problems and concerns and do so as freely and openly as you wish. Whether the focus is on specific, immediate problems or on long-term (even lifelong) concerns, my aim is to help you to resolve difficulties while enhancing your self-awareness, promoting your sense of personal autonomy and helping you to clarify the nature and value of your feelings, hopes, and aspirations, a process which may also include discussing spiritual and religious issues, if you choose.

 

I work in a conversational style, listening carefully to what you have to say, trying to help you come to some understanding and resolution of the issues you bring. I offer empathy, understanding, a good deal of humor, and what insight I have, helping you to see the many sides of what you are feeling, thinking and experiencing. Through our conversation, and sometimes through laughing or crying, we can gain some understanding, some wisdom, about what you are suffering and help to bring you some healing.

About me

Therapeutic Services

I am available for psychotherapy, counseling and career counseling. I work primarily with adult and elderly individuals, with couples, and with groups. My services include, but are not limited to, working with those dealing with

 

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Borderline personality

  • Career counseling

  • Coping skills

  • Depression

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Emotional disturbance

  • Grief and loss
     

I also offer pre-marital and marital counseling. At times, I offer groups, e.g. on dreams and how they can help us toward a deeper self-knowledge. 

 

Services I do not provide include: disability assessments and court-related evaluations and assessments.

  • Infidelity

  • Narcissistic personality

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-esteem

  • Spirituality

  • Sports counseling

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Working through life transitions

 

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a client-centered yet collaborative undertaking. In therapy, the client and therapist work together to understand the client’s issues, with the aim of alleviating the client’s suffering while enhancing the client’s sense of fulfillment and well-being. Psychotherapy can therefore focus on specific problems or issues, such as feeling anxious, feeling depressed or dealing with relationship problems. It can also treat of more general issues, such as midlife transitions, grieving over lost possibilities, or issues associated with personal growth, spirituality and seeking for wholeness.

 

My own approach to psychotherapy assumes from the outset that symptoms, such as depression or anxiety, are not only problems to be solved but are also invitations to personal growth. My goal then is to help you to clarify the nature of your suffering and conflicts and to see them in the light of the positive challenges toward healing and growth they may afford.

 

Other services

What is Depth Psychology?

Sports Counseling

Supervision

 

Find Me

Contact Me

1112 S Braddock Ave

Suite 203 
Pittsburgh, PA,15218

johnwhitelpc@outlook.com


Tel: (412) 329-6364 ext. 1

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"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."                                                    ~Carl Jung