Special Note about therapy during a time of COVID-19

Laura Soble headshot, November 2021

We are all living through a time like no other. There are many questions, and a great deal of uncertainty. Learning to tolerate and live with not knowing, feeling a sense of loss of control, and states of anxiety, depression and grief challenge people to their core. Engaging in a depth psychotherapy process feels more important than ever. The copy below and other pages on my website describe my practice, and how I work with people.  Stay safe and do reach out if I can be of assistance or answer your questions about working together.

As of September 2021, I am affiliated with the North Bay Jung Group, with offices in the Interfaith Counseling Center on the beautiful grounds of the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo.

If you’ve come this far, you are likely seeking help to make changes in your life and the life of your family. Issues that have been simmering for some time may become more inflamed with usual routines, distractions, social interactions and activities removed from the schedule during this time of the pandemic. Working from home while trying to hold academic and social frames for young people is another puzzle people grapple with–how to maintain some self-care amidst juggling it all. Finding an hour or two each week to focus on oneself becomes critical.

Patients in my practice are often dealing with some sort of impasse. Depression, anxiety, grief, difficulty in interpersonal relationships, creative blocks, and inability to find some sort of meaning in life are often present. Being stuck in roles that have long outlived their usefulness is another difficult dynamic patients explore.

Midlife is a particularly fruitful time in the lifecycle for depth work. Becoming conscious of one’s own suffering while both untangling and re-weaving together one’s past and present story within a trusting relationship is at the heart of the therapeutic process.

I see people at all stages of the life cycle, with a focus on Jungian Depth Psychotherapy.  My background in the arts informs my certifications in sandplay therapy and expressive arts therapy. I am attuned to symbols, images, and dreams as important to the therapy process.

It is deeply rewarding to witness and play a part in helping clients achieve more fulfilling lives. Patients tell me that they respond in particular to my warmth, humor, understanding, and willingness to ask hard questions to help them experience and move through painful feelings and life challenges.

It takes courage to change.  If my approach feels like a potential fit, I welcome your call.

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