I received a 3 yr certificate in
Psychotherapy from The Greenwich Institute, NYC, 1990, a 4 yr certificate in Psychoanalysis from The National Institute for the Psychotherapies, NYC, 2008, and Certificate in
It is a basic human need to be listened to and understood; we are dependent on responsive others throughout life. It helps define and consolidate our sense of self; have confidence in what we think and feel, and so choices and decisions become easier. But when ones unique strivings are criticized or ignored, we go into hiding. We become what is expected to maintain approval and love, often at the cost of self. This accommodation results in emptiness, resentment, depression, indecisiveness, guilt and myriad ways of coping; drugs, drinking, eating, not eating, over-spending, over-working. Therapy can help.