Jungian oriented psychotherapy

In the words of Carl Jung ""There's no coming to consciousness without pain."  Entering  psychotherapy is, literally, life saving.  Many of us function "in the dark" for years, going through the motions of life without any deeper sense of meaning. This absence of meaning results in an "unlived life" of emotional distress and a variety of symptoms.  Many continue to suffer because they fear another sort of pain...that involved with the process of getting to truly know oneself.  The difference is that the pain involved with coming to consciousness is simply part of the journey, not the destination. As a psychotherapist influenced by the work of Carl Jung, I can help you find meaning in your life.  My experience includes work with individuals who have struggled with trauma, identity and a range of symptoms that inhibit learning about one's true self.  As Jung wrote "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."  

My treatment approach involves exploring the unconscious. As the unconscious becomes conscious, there is a gradual process of beginning to know one's true "self." The unconscious expresses itself in a number of ways, such as through dreams, physical symptoms, intense emotions and daydreams. We will explore the meaning of these experiences in order to obtain a clearer picture of what the unconscious is trying to make known.


Dr. Peter Heinze is a New York State licensed psychologist who completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Long Island University, Brooklyn. He interned at the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, followed by an externship at the William Alanson White Institute in New York City. Additionally, Dr. Heinze is a clinical psychologist at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, where he conducts psychological evaluations of veterans suffering from a range of disorders such as PTSD, Depression and substance abuse. Dr. Heinze is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he is involved in a range of research including personality disorders and unconscious dynamics. He has published a number of articles and presented both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics. Dr. Heinze also is a visiting faculty member at the Cornell School of Industrial Labor Relations where he serves as an instructor for the Resolving Conflict course.  

Contact information:

Peter Heinze, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

20 West 86th Street
Upper West Side
New York, NY 10024

(212) 560-0904

Fax: 212-560-1081




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