What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is talk therapy. Talk therapy means that you and I have a conversation about all aspects of yourself, including what is bothering you. Sessions are usually once or twice a week. Talking is the medium through which you explore your feelings and come to understand yourself, with my guidance and support.
I help you focus on the issues that you want to change, that are in the way of you having the life that you want. I explore with you how your childhood experiences have shaped your view of the present. We also focus on your relationships – how they have shaped your personality in childhood, and how problematic relationships in the present hark back to your past.
Through this exploration, I may be able to identify a self-defeating pattern of relating that you may not be aware of and/or cannot escape (like choosing unavailable romantic partners). By leveraging our therapeutic relationship as well, we have an opportunity to uncover and rework some of these recurring patterns. This type of introspective analysis, done with my guidance, helps you grow out of unconscious, damaging relationship patterns and frees you up to choose romantic partners who are well-matched to satisfy your emotional needs. A process of personal transformation is thereby set in motion, with enough momentum and clarity to continue even after therapy ends.
What can Psychotherapy do for me?
Psychotherapy can help you:
Improve your relationships and your capacity to feel and express love and intimacy.
Know and feel good about who you are and how you engage with the world.
Understand your feelings better and know how to communicate them more effectively.
Feel unafraid to follow and use your talents.
Understand people in a more nuanced way and build more resilience and tolerance of conflict in relationship
Face life’s challenges – personal and in relationship – more effectively and with more calm.
Who do I work with?
I work with all kinds of people. Many of my patients are professionals and executives, like lawyers, doctors, therapists, people in finance and managers.
As an example, I work with professionals who have devoted their lives to their jobs but who don’t have a satisfying personal life. Does that sound like you?
As I have done with patients in the past, I can help you explore your fears and other emotions concerning your personal life to develop a better connection with your loved ones.
I can also work with you to identify and overcome barriers to success in your personal or professional life.
I can also help you with problems like the following:
- Identity issues
- Low self-esteem
- Loss of meaning and purpose in your life
- Anxiety, stress and burnout
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual problems
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Grief and bereavement
- Intimacy and relationship problems
- Career or school issues and work/life balance
Are you ready