Stephen Foster, PhD., MA, LPC, Diplomate Jungian Analyst is a graduate Jungian analyst with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. He graduated from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Colorado Jung Institute, and as part of his training he directly supervised with Donald Kalsched (New York and Albuquerque), Joe McNair (Los Angeles and Denver), Gus Cwik (Chicago), Peter Mudd (Chicago) and Mark Winborn (Memphis), and with analysts at the Colorado Jung Institute.
Jungian psychology has its roots in the development of the individual, and what Jung called the individuation process, which recognizes that we all have our own path with its challenges and personal calling. Jung saw symptoms as attempts for the psyche to heal itself and Jung's work calls the individual to try to understand any meaning behind these symptoms. Jung recognizes the collective unconscious, which allows us to connect to through our cultural roots to our mythic origins. In personal therapy working with the unconscious is an important aspect of the work.
Therefore, Stephen is particularly interested in working with dreams, and other creative expressions of the unconscious where insights can be gained through writing, drawing, and their connection to fairytales and myths.
Jungian psychotherapy also works with symptoms, to connect an individual to their individuation process, which can bring meaning to suffering, a sense of purpose and direction to one who lost and can connect one with what Jung called the Self, or deeper transpersonal experience.