Lawrence Dugan

Psychologist, PhD

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(616) 308-2345

Lawrence Dugan

Psychologist, PhD


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3934 Cascade Road
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
(616) 308-2345

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I am now available on weekends. My mode of working is to employ classical psychoanalytic psychotherapy techniques, i.e., free association ("Say whatever comes to your mind). By interpreting and reflecting (resistances, defenses and inconsistencies and feelings) I derive verification from the material yielded by the patient. Starting in the here and now, I work with the patient to help him/her understand the deeper underlying (often unconscious) causes of their difficulties.
My recent work has focused on Psychoanalysis that delves into primal/preoedipal experiences. Since an infant-toddler has no language with which to encode experiences I work with the patient to engage in probative analysis underlying the symptom complex. Establishing scientific connections among symptoms and history leads to enduring change.
Stylistically I emphasize enduring change in a patient not "quick fixes." I employ humor liberally; I am confrontive at times and reflective at others. I perceive the patient and therapist as "equal" in contributing to progress. xxx Weekend Appointments Are Available

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160
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Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Shield
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 43 Years
  • School: University of Michigan
  • Year Graduated: 1977
  • License and State: 6301001929 Michigan

Location

3934 Cascade Road
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
(616) 308-2345
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Specialties
  • Self Esteem
  • Mood Disorders
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • self knowledge
Mental Health
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Primal/PreOedipal analysis
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

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Last Modified: 24 Dec 2019
Lawrence Dugan, PhD, Psychologist in Grand Rapids

Lawrence Dugan

Psychologist, PhD