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C.J. Jung

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”


About Me

Since 2000, I have provided patients in the Missoula area with a wide range of psychological and counseling services to suit their needs. Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family looking for help, my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence and assist you in the healing process.

I was raised on a farm on the Yakima Indian Reservation, located in Eastern Washington, and am the youngest of five kids. I spent my youth working on my father’s apple orchards and grape vineyards during the summers, which I didn't always enjoy. As an adult, however, I love growing things, tending to my yard, digging weeds and cutting flowers (which I use to decorate my office). 


Specializing in Individual Therapy

The Theraputic Relationshp
The Theraputic Process

I like to think of therapy as both a sacred event and a bullshit-free zone where any and all topics can be freely discussed. One of the most important factors for successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship.

Addiction Counseling

Another brief disclaimer is needed regarding my status as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). Over the years, I have noticed that clients who struggle with alcohol or drug use have frequently used these substances in an unsuccessful attempt to regulate or medicate their mood issues. 

All therapy involves some diagnosing to determine what type of treatment modality will be most effective. I believe the art of evaluation, which results in diagnosis, should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, many people are labeled and never get the appropriate care.

My Clients

In my practice, I work primarily with adults age 18 to 85+ who are struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, loss and grief/bereavement, transitional/adjustment issues, and relationship issues.  These are the issues we deal with as part of being human.

Disclaimer about therapy: often we feel worse before feeling better. In order to feel happier, relaxed and in control, we have to work through the muck of our lives that makes us feel bad, powerless or anxious. We have to identify and deal with those hidden, shameful or painful parts of ourselves that are controlling our emotions.

Humor as Therapy

I embrace humor as a component of therapy.  The ability to laugh helps us see issues from another perspective and can be a way to talk about difficult issues. As long as humor is not used as a way to engage in self-deprecation, minimize pain, or make fun of others, humor can actually be healing.

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