Psychoanalytic Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Sheneica Hunter-Gibbs
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
My counseling practice is hugely centered around Psychoanalytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Wellness.
Are you ready to unmask your true self by breaking free from hidden struggles? Are you ready to embrace authentic living by conquering emotional barriers? And are you ready to unlock your strengths to transform your future? If "YES", you're on the right page! My clients struggle with identifying their emotions, expressing themselves authentically, and uncovering their strengths. Through therapy, we work on identifying mental & emotional barriers stemming from your childhood or past experiences so you're equipped with skills to authentically speak about your experiences, feel your emotions, and create an action plan for your future.
My counseling practice is hugely centered around Psychoanalytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Wellness.
Are you ready to unmask your true self by breaking free from hidden struggles? Are you ready to embrace authentic living by conquering emotional barriers? And are you ready to unlock your strengths to transform your future? If "YES", you're on the right page! My clients struggle with identifying their emotions, expressing themselves authentically, and uncovering their strengths. Through therapy, we work on identifying mental & emotional barriers stemming from your childhood or past experiences so you're equipped with skills to authentically speak about your experiences, feel your emotions, and create an action plan for your future.
(984) 223-5385 View (984) 223-5385
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Sanne Henninger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
She has a master's degree in clinical social work where she specialized in adults, depression and anxiety, family systems, solution-focused therapy, emotions therapy, and psychoanalytic therapy.
Dr. Sanne Henninger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults, families, and couples address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Sanne specializes in anxiety, depression, OCD, family dynamics, childhood sexual abuse, grief/trauma, childhood abuse, self-esteem, career issues, coping skills, workplace stress management, healthcare staff and physician stress, divorce, relationships, and leadership.
She has a master's degree in clinical social work where she specialized in adults, depression and anxiety, family systems, solution-focused therapy, emotions therapy, and psychoanalytic therapy.
Dr. Sanne Henninger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults, families, and couples address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Sanne specializes in anxiety, depression, OCD, family dynamics, childhood sexual abuse, grief/trauma, childhood abuse, self-esteem, career issues, coping skills, workplace stress management, healthcare staff and physician stress, divorce, relationships, and leadership.
(984) 333-5380 View (984) 333-5380
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Greg Connuck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
I am an analytic candidate with the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas, and generally meet with people at least once a week.
Your symptoms serve you, but they come at a price. Psychotherapy can render them obsolete. Treatment will address your problems through a collaborative process of speaking and reflection. Together, we will explore your thoughts, work through your feelings, and look at your relationships with others. As you try to put words to what's on your mind, the energy you spend on your worries will become yours to do with as you please. If you are not getting what you want out of life, therapy can help you begin to change.
I am an analytic candidate with the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas, and generally meet with people at least once a week.
Your symptoms serve you, but they come at a price. Psychotherapy can render them obsolete. Treatment will address your problems through a collaborative process of speaking and reflection. Together, we will explore your thoughts, work through your feelings, and look at your relationships with others. As you try to put words to what's on your mind, the energy you spend on your worries will become yours to do with as you please. If you are not getting what you want out of life, therapy can help you begin to change.
(984) 400-5716 x27 View (984) 400-5716 x27
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Alies Barton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617
Waitlist for new clients
After receiving my master’s degree, I completed a psychoanalytic psychotherapy program to further my education.
I see people of all identities and backgrounds. Those who struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, stress, and self-esteem. I use an emotionally-focused, psychotherapeutic approach. Psychotherapy is a form of treatment in which self-exploration leads to self-insight. Through the therapy process, it is my mission to promote emotional well-being, positive interpersonal relationships, and a better awareness to one’s inner world. I am registered as a yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and like to incorporate a mind-body approach in therapy. Mindful movement and meditation is a great way to soothe the nervous system.
After receiving my master’s degree, I completed a psychoanalytic psychotherapy program to further my education.
I see people of all identities and backgrounds. Those who struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, stress, and self-esteem. I use an emotionally-focused, psychotherapeutic approach. Psychotherapy is a form of treatment in which self-exploration leads to self-insight. Through the therapy process, it is my mission to promote emotional well-being, positive interpersonal relationships, and a better awareness to one’s inner world. I am registered as a yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and like to incorporate a mind-body approach in therapy. Mindful movement and meditation is a great way to soothe the nervous system.
(984) 646-5595 x4 View (984) 646-5595 x4
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Dinh Tran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27610  (Online Only)
Finding Peace Within: A Journey for Men Feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or feeling stuck? You’re not alone. Many men in North Carolina face these challenges. As a therapist who’s been there, I specialize in guiding men like you towards peace, clarity, and confidence. Through my own journey of overcoming similar struggles, I’ve honed a unique approach that combines Internal Family Systems (IFS) to reveal your hidden strengths, Psychoanalytic Therapy to break free from limiting beliefs, and Mindfulness techniques for stress management and inner peace.
Finding Peace Within: A Journey for Men Feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or feeling stuck? You’re not alone. Many men in North Carolina face these challenges. As a therapist who’s been there, I specialize in guiding men like you towards peace, clarity, and confidence. Through my own journey of overcoming similar struggles, I’ve honed a unique approach that combines Internal Family Systems (IFS) to reveal your hidden strengths, Psychoanalytic Therapy to break free from limiting beliefs, and Mindfulness techniques for stress management and inner peace.
(919) 737-2419 View (919) 737-2419
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Carolyn R Craft
Counselor, PsyD, MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27614
I also incorporate Psychoanalytic Theory, Compassionate Nonviolent Communication, Heart-Math Theory, Imago Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, EMDR, and where requested, non-religious spiritual counseling, and more.
When your thoughts or actions do not match your feelings, or you find that certain relationships are a problem, it could be time to explore what hidden patterns might be impacting your life. Because you are always in relationship to those in your world, whether family, work, or with a significant other; it is important to find ways to calm overwhelming emotions, overcome negative feelings, develop effective communication skills and discover the real issues in your life. In a non-invasive therapy environment, together we will build permanent resources to support you in being who you truly want to be.
I also incorporate Psychoanalytic Theory, Compassionate Nonviolent Communication, Heart-Math Theory, Imago Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, EMDR, and where requested, non-religious spiritual counseling, and more.
When your thoughts or actions do not match your feelings, or you find that certain relationships are a problem, it could be time to explore what hidden patterns might be impacting your life. Because you are always in relationship to those in your world, whether family, work, or with a significant other; it is important to find ways to calm overwhelming emotions, overcome negative feelings, develop effective communication skills and discover the real issues in your life. In a non-invasive therapy environment, together we will build permanent resources to support you in being who you truly want to be.
(919) 429-7932 View (919) 429-7932
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John A Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Freud is credited with stating that two things really matter in life: love and work. I help people find greater satisfaction with a) their relationships with themselves and others, and b) what they do to make meaning in their lives. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to help you maximize your spiritual, physical, and emotional potential. Operating from an orientation which draws primarily on a combination of contemporary psychoanalytic, attachment, and neurobiological perspectives, I am fully committed to walking with you on your journey toward greater satisfaction and fulfillment.
Freud is credited with stating that two things really matter in life: love and work. I help people find greater satisfaction with a) their relationships with themselves and others, and b) what they do to make meaning in their lives. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to help you maximize your spiritual, physical, and emotional potential. Operating from an orientation which draws primarily on a combination of contemporary psychoanalytic, attachment, and neurobiological perspectives, I am fully committed to walking with you on your journey toward greater satisfaction and fulfillment.
(512) 843-8658 View (512) 843-8658
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DeShala Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
I'm searching for clients that desire to grow in Christianity but struggle with mental health related issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, childhood trauma, parenting, and relationship issues. If you are seeking godly counseling and a spiritual transformation that manifests change in your mental health, you are in the right place. The Kairos Experience, PLLC offers divine spiritual interventions that will change your life forever. I also specialize in treating children and adolescents struggling with depression, ADHD, anxiety, and other behavioral problems. I see children as young as three years old with parental participation.
I'm searching for clients that desire to grow in Christianity but struggle with mental health related issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, childhood trauma, parenting, and relationship issues. If you are seeking godly counseling and a spiritual transformation that manifests change in your mental health, you are in the right place. The Kairos Experience, PLLC offers divine spiritual interventions that will change your life forever. I also specialize in treating children and adolescents struggling with depression, ADHD, anxiety, and other behavioral problems. I see children as young as three years old with parental participation.
(919) 646-2733 View (919) 646-2733
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Mary Beth Auld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, NBCCH, CGP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Although I have 28 years of experience in mental health working with a wide range of therapeutic issues, I now focus on treating adults who are having problems managing depression, anxiety, phobias, and changes in life. If you're ready, motivated for change and are willing to take action, I can help you on your journey with a traditional or creative therapy model or with metaphysical insights. Let's get started!
Although I have 28 years of experience in mental health working with a wide range of therapeutic issues, I now focus on treating adults who are having problems managing depression, anxiety, phobias, and changes in life. If you're ready, motivated for change and are willing to take action, I can help you on your journey with a traditional or creative therapy model or with metaphysical insights. Let's get started!
(919) 439-1191 View (919) 439-1191
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Julian Rapaport
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Is there a disconnect between who you are and who you know you could be? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, sadness, fear, or heartbreak? Are you dissatisfied with the person who stares back at you in the mirror? Are you having difficulty launching your career or creating meaningful relationships? Are you a performer looking to reach new heights in your craft, whether that is in sport, art, or business? Is it hard for you to relax or play? If any of these resonate with you, I can help.
Is there a disconnect between who you are and who you know you could be? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, sadness, fear, or heartbreak? Are you dissatisfied with the person who stares back at you in the mirror? Are you having difficulty launching your career or creating meaningful relationships? Are you a performer looking to reach new heights in your craft, whether that is in sport, art, or business? Is it hard for you to relax or play? If any of these resonate with you, I can help.
(919) 351-8902 View (919) 351-8902
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Sana Fatima Anas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
I have worked with adults who present with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, mania, psychosis, substance abuse, interpersonal relationship issues, career challenges, grief, and trauma. I have also worked with clients of varying race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, education level, and socioeconomic status. If you are interested in working together, then please verify your personal information through Headway.co or BetterHelp.com and we can begin our telehealth sessions.
I have worked with adults who present with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, mania, psychosis, substance abuse, interpersonal relationship issues, career challenges, grief, and trauma. I have also worked with clients of varying race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, education level, and socioeconomic status. If you are interested in working together, then please verify your personal information through Headway.co or BetterHelp.com and we can begin our telehealth sessions.
(984) 230-3661 View (984) 230-3661
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Katie Catton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am currently providing outpatient therapy virtually (I will begin seeing patients in person starting on May 1st in Clayton, NC). I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018, and my Masters in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2014. I have around 14 years of experience helping adults, teens and families in crisis. My passion lies with helping clients believe that no matter their past, they are worthy of love and a positive future.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am currently providing outpatient therapy virtually (I will begin seeing patients in person starting on May 1st in Clayton, NC). I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018, and my Masters in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2014. I have around 14 years of experience helping adults, teens and families in crisis. My passion lies with helping clients believe that no matter their past, they are worthy of love and a positive future.
(984) 265-8549 View (984) 265-8549
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Latisha Riley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
I am Latisha Riley, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (NC) and Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor (GA) . I have over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations in schools and the community. My clinical experience includes agency and private sector counseling, working with children, adolescents and adults. I utilize a range of therapeutic modalities to focus on the client and their needs. Treating the whole individual is my main focus and will work with the client and/or family to ensure that you reach your full potential.
I am Latisha Riley, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (NC) and Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor (GA) . I have over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations in schools and the community. My clinical experience includes agency and private sector counseling, working with children, adolescents and adults. I utilize a range of therapeutic modalities to focus on the client and their needs. Treating the whole individual is my main focus and will work with the client and/or family to ensure that you reach your full potential.
(919) 634-6174 View (919) 634-6174
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Danay Scott
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
You’re often looked at as the strong friend but feels as if no one checks in on you. You’re worried that people would look at you as weak or a “burden”. Everything is becoming so bottled up that you aren’t even sure who you are anymore. Something needs to change, but you can’t seem to pinpoint where to start. The healing process can be frightening to begin, and I commend you for taking the first step on looking for a therapist to help you through it! Taking this journey can allow you to explore your authentic self, step into the person you want to be, and create more loving and safe spaces around you.
You’re often looked at as the strong friend but feels as if no one checks in on you. You’re worried that people would look at you as weak or a “burden”. Everything is becoming so bottled up that you aren’t even sure who you are anymore. Something needs to change, but you can’t seem to pinpoint where to start. The healing process can be frightening to begin, and I commend you for taking the first step on looking for a therapist to help you through it! Taking this journey can allow you to explore your authentic self, step into the person you want to be, and create more loving and safe spaces around you.
(919) 372-3911 View (919) 372-3911
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Holli Workman-Holmes
Counselor, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
Hey! I'm Holli Workman-Holmes, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. Thank you for showing interest in starting therapy together. My own story as an LGBTQIA+ community member raised in an oppressive religious environment who experienced first-hand how religious teachings and experiences can damage the soul and psyche of a person, originally led me to the mental health counseling field. I feel inspired to help others heal from similar experiences and have discovered a greater passion to provide supportive therapy that does no harm and promotes wholeness and healing for all.
Hey! I'm Holli Workman-Holmes, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. Thank you for showing interest in starting therapy together. My own story as an LGBTQIA+ community member raised in an oppressive religious environment who experienced first-hand how religious teachings and experiences can damage the soul and psyche of a person, originally led me to the mental health counseling field. I feel inspired to help others heal from similar experiences and have discovered a greater passion to provide supportive therapy that does no harm and promotes wholeness and healing for all.
(919) 877-6032 View (919) 877-6032
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Amy Lynn Otterson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, NCC, CMCC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
Are you looking for something to be different in your life? Do you want to change your life situation, solve a problem, make a major decision, or gain a better understanding of what is happening in your life or relationships? Through counseling, I will provide a person-centered and cognitive behavioral perspective. This means I view counseling as a process by which I help to facilitate my client's exploration and identification of their needs to assist them in making changes in their cognition and behaviors, which will result in the attainment of improved life satisfaction and self-acceptance.
Are you looking for something to be different in your life? Do you want to change your life situation, solve a problem, make a major decision, or gain a better understanding of what is happening in your life or relationships? Through counseling, I will provide a person-centered and cognitive behavioral perspective. This means I view counseling as a process by which I help to facilitate my client's exploration and identification of their needs to assist them in making changes in their cognition and behaviors, which will result in the attainment of improved life satisfaction and self-acceptance.
(919) 246-4215 View (919) 246-4215
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Cheryl Lynn Childers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ATR-BC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
As someone who has experienced past sexual / physical abuse, or chronic illness, do you often wonder how you can move past the overwhelming shame and pain? Have you tried “everything” but nothing seems to alleviate the flashbacks or unwanted memories. Do you want to stop dissociating? Do you long be free of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts; longing for connection, worthiness, and to tell your story with a safe, non-judgmental person. Are you willing to examine thoughts, emotions, behaviors and learn how to utilize your whole self, develop shame resilience—transforming the way you live & love in your current relationships?
As someone who has experienced past sexual / physical abuse, or chronic illness, do you often wonder how you can move past the overwhelming shame and pain? Have you tried “everything” but nothing seems to alleviate the flashbacks or unwanted memories. Do you want to stop dissociating? Do you long be free of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts; longing for connection, worthiness, and to tell your story with a safe, non-judgmental person. Are you willing to examine thoughts, emotions, behaviors and learn how to utilize your whole self, develop shame resilience—transforming the way you live & love in your current relationships?
(984) 204-7280 View (984) 204-7280
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Kinga Gudor @ Deep Connections Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Do you feel disconnected and lonely in your relationship? I can help you re-connect and feel again the bond you once had. I use Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy ( EFT), an attachment based therapy method. I am also trained in EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy- a combination of CBT and mindfulness techniques) and IFS ( Internal Family Systems ) which are helpful in processing trauma.
Do you feel disconnected and lonely in your relationship? I can help you re-connect and feel again the bond you once had. I use Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy ( EFT), an attachment based therapy method. I am also trained in EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy- a combination of CBT and mindfulness techniques) and IFS ( Internal Family Systems ) which are helpful in processing trauma.
(252) 300-3150 View (252) 300-3150
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Marlon C Smallwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27616  (Online Only)
I'm licensed therapist (LCSW) with an eclectic background in multiple disciplines. COVID-19 left many Americans in a state of dispair and distress. My emphasis and background as Mental Specialist encompassed working with adjudicated youth, criminal offenders, an advocate for destitue have been proven vital to help ameliorate the many traumas in reducing adjustment issues, trauma, relationship dynamics, familial dynamics, personal dynamics (e.g., self-esteem). Mr. Smallwood is open all ethnic groups, wtih an emphasis on Male Mental Health and "positive" ethnocentrism for communites impacted by discrimination, and advocacy.
I'm licensed therapist (LCSW) with an eclectic background in multiple disciplines. COVID-19 left many Americans in a state of dispair and distress. My emphasis and background as Mental Specialist encompassed working with adjudicated youth, criminal offenders, an advocate for destitue have been proven vital to help ameliorate the many traumas in reducing adjustment issues, trauma, relationship dynamics, familial dynamics, personal dynamics (e.g., self-esteem). Mr. Smallwood is open all ethnic groups, wtih an emphasis on Male Mental Health and "positive" ethnocentrism for communites impacted by discrimination, and advocacy.
(919) 642-4822 View (919) 642-4822
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Michael Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
I have worked with a very diverse population and like to start with what my clients identify as their needs. Though I'm active and make observations and give guidance, I will quickly make it known to you that I want your feedback even if it is different from mine. This includes my work with adolescents and children as i know they are often reluctant with therapy yet want to be heard and this is how i join with them. Please think of your goals before coming in because this way you can determine if you are satisfied with my services. I am happy at this time to also offer Telepsych therapy sessions as an option
I have worked with a very diverse population and like to start with what my clients identify as their needs. Though I'm active and make observations and give guidance, I will quickly make it known to you that I want your feedback even if it is different from mine. This includes my work with adolescents and children as i know they are often reluctant with therapy yet want to be heard and this is how i join with them. Please think of your goals before coming in because this way you can determine if you are satisfied with my services. I am happy at this time to also offer Telepsych therapy sessions as an option
(954) 516-1453 View (954) 516-1453

Psychoanalytic Therapists

Does psychoanalytic therapy work?

Psychoanalytic therapy derives from the work of Sigmund Freud. In this type of therapy, discovering buried thoughts and emotions from the unconscious will help a person work through their difficulties and negative behaviors. Research shows that psychoanalytic therapy can be highly effective, with patients reporting improvement in mood, quality of life, and overall well-being.

How long are people typically in psychoanalytic therapy?

Traditional psychoanalysis is in-depth and is conducted in five sessions every week. Today, modern psychoanalytic therapy is less intense and normally incorporates as few as one or two sessions a week. In some cases, positive change can occur quickly. However, if the condition, difficulty, or behavior is deep-seated, improvement may require many months or years of therapy.

Is psychoanalytic therapy suitable for young people?

Children and adolescents can benefit from this type of therapy. Many kids and teens are often unable to form and communicate their thoughts and emotions. Psychoanalytic therapy uses specific techniques such as dream analysis, symbolism, and free association or word association; all of which can be useful tools for less-communicative young people. Through this therapy, a patient will hopefully make connections between what they feel inside and how the world works outside.

Can psychoanalytic therapy be done online?

Modern-day psychoanalytic therapy is very different from traditional psychoanalysis. While an individual can sit face-to-face with the psychoanalyst for multiple sessions a week, they do not have to. Today, psychoanalytic therapy can be effectively conducted online or by phone. The key is that the individual confronts what is repressed and avoided, and this can be done whether in person or over online video.