Analytic therapies are talk therapy.
I listen carefully to the story you tell about your complaints, symptoms and feelings to hear the substance of what is bothering you and to listen with you for the underlying causes of your complaint. This occurs in a growing relationship of trust. Through this I can experience what you are talking about and what you have felt in your life. This is the basis for finding how to change and create a new experience for yourself.
Psychotherapy is the most common treatment I provide - meeting once or twice a week. This addresses the concerns of most people.
People come to me to improve their lives, to end repetitive, unproductive patterns in living, to improve relationships or end a relationship, or to address anxiety and depression.
Psychotherapy is designed to free your passions in life, your pleasure in work and leisure, and your success in relationships. I will work with whatever energy and resources you want to put into therapy; you may only want a brief contact or you may want to spend greater time for more in-depth changes.
The people I have treated in include:
- Individuals wishing to change lifeless or troubled relationships
- Fathers trying to engage more fully with families and their children
- Professionals seeking to increase career satisfaction or work out conflicts about work
- Men and women trying to free themselves from long time, unsatisfying patterns in living
Psychoanalysis is a specialized psychotherapy that is more intensive and in depth than typical psychotherapy.
To become a psychoanalyst I completed post doctoral training consisting of 4 years of coursework, extensive case supervision and my own personal analysis.
- Psychoanalysis is a talk therapy that is designed for the person who wishes to delve most deeply into her or his ways of thinking and living
- Psychoanalysis addresses intractable patterns in living
- Psychoanalysis is for the person with a powerful curiosity about how their mind works
- Typically psychoanalysis involves 3 or 4 meetings per week and often use of the couch to help intensify the look inward