Psychoanalysis is based on the understanding that your current behavior is shaped by unconscious feelings and events from your past. Psychoanalysis can help you to reveal those unknowns and understand yourself better. In psychoanalysis you can gain clarity of thought and freedom to make better choices and see your life in a more positive light. Through psychoanalysis you can learn how to recognize when unwanted behavioral patterns return and learn how to change them.
About Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
This type of of therapy is one of the most-known treatment modalities. This type of therapy is based upon the theories and the work of Sigmund Freud who founded the school of thought known as psychoanalysis. This type of therapy looks at how the unconscious mind influences thoughts and behavior. People undergoing this type of therapy often meet with their therapist at least once a week and often times several times a week. The therapist looks for patterns or significant events that may play a role in the person’s current difficulties. This therapy is based on a belief that the unconscious feelings thoughts, and motivations play a role in mental illness and maladaptive behaviors. The relationship between the therapist and the patient is the vehicle that is curative.
Benefits of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Studies have concluded that people who have had psychoanalytic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis maintain the changes they have achieved over time. This is because they have developed capacities to understand themselves better and to analyze new difficulties that arise. Benefits from psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy include improvement in relationships, work, and self-esteem. Moreover, the effects of long-term treatment were maintained in post treatment years. (ACPS)
What is treatment like?
In treatment, I meet with you for 50 minutes. We spend a few sessions thinking together about the type of treatment is best for you. Initially, I spend a few sessions getting to know you. I learn about the kinds of difficulties you are struggling with. I let you know about the way that I work and about what you can expect. At this point we find a regular weekly time or times to meet. As the
Online Therapy Appointments
I offer accessible online and telephone therapy appointments. Online therapy refers to sessions offered over the Internet using either Skype, Oovoo or Facetime. Clients speak to me from the comfort of their own home, office or other remote location.
Online appointments may meet your needs if you:
- Do not have the time to get to and from our office
- Are located too far for face to face visits
- Are unable or unwilling to visit the therapist’s office for any reason
- Need to schedule sessions at a time when face to face appointments are not feasible
- Find it is difficult to get to our office because of any constraints
- Helps you maintain your regular appointment when you travel for work or personal reasons
Online appointments are not suited to address all psychological concerns, and should not be used as a form of crisis intervention.
Online therapy is not is not appropriate for people with thoughts of suicide or homicide. Help is available at the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 for emergency local assistance.