Psychoanalytic Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Photo of Sam Anthony, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Sam Anthony
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238
A core tenet of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is that there is far more to our emotional lives than we are aware of, and that these blind spots make our understanding of ourselves and our problems incomplete. Although we do the best we can, being a person in the world is hard and can be immensely uncomfortable at times: we encounter interpersonal adversity, internal conflicts, challenging transitions, and unexpected life events. A deeper understanding and emotional connection to ourselves better equips us to resolve problems and to cope with the inevitable bumps and bruises that come with being a person.
A core tenet of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is that there is far more to our emotional lives than we are aware of, and that these blind spots make our understanding of ourselves and our problems incomplete. Although we do the best we can, being a person in the world is hard and can be immensely uncomfortable at times: we encounter interpersonal adversity, internal conflicts, challenging transitions, and unexpected life events. A deeper understanding and emotional connection to ourselves better equips us to resolve problems and to cope with the inevitable bumps and bruises that come with being a person.
(646) 916-3851 View (646) 916-3851
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Adele Rolider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11238
I work psychodynamically and use an eclectic approach. My appreciation for attachment theory, humanistic and modern psychoanalytic knowledge bases as well as the mind body connection all inform my clinical work. Psychotherapy is a wonderful tool to help someone find out more of who they are, the sources of their distress, and what they need and want for a more joyful, empowered and present life. I also have a degree in music therapy and where appropriate or requested, use music and creative expression to assist. Please feel free to contact me to consult about your interest in pursuing psychotherapy at this time.
I work psychodynamically and use an eclectic approach. My appreciation for attachment theory, humanistic and modern psychoanalytic knowledge bases as well as the mind body connection all inform my clinical work. Psychotherapy is a wonderful tool to help someone find out more of who they are, the sources of their distress, and what they need and want for a more joyful, empowered and present life. I also have a degree in music therapy and where appropriate or requested, use music and creative expression to assist. Please feel free to contact me to consult about your interest in pursuing psychotherapy at this time.
(917) 905-9792 View (917) 905-9792
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Cheryl R Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I use a Modern Psychoanalytic approach when working with clients.
Talking helps. By talking we create opportunities for change, we enhance our ability to find satisfaction in our work and in our relationships and we become better able to resolve conflicts and alleviate the physical and emotional tension created when we feel anxious or depressed. As a therapist in private practice since 2001 I have learned that the client has the answers; it is up to the therapist to ask the right questions. I have also learned that having a safe place to talk creates the environment needed for each of us to become our own agents of change.
I use a Modern Psychoanalytic approach when working with clients.
Talking helps. By talking we create opportunities for change, we enhance our ability to find satisfaction in our work and in our relationships and we become better able to resolve conflicts and alleviate the physical and emotional tension created when we feel anxious or depressed. As a therapist in private practice since 2001 I have learned that the client has the answers; it is up to the therapist to ask the right questions. I have also learned that having a safe place to talk creates the environment needed for each of us to become our own agents of change.
(917) 746-6425 View (917) 746-6425
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Lauren Knapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LP
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11248
I have trained in psychoanalysis at Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center and work together with clients to find how to use the space most effectively for them.
I work to help individuals communicate their emotional and lived experiences. Together we will work to explore the structures that are behind suffering and make meaning of relationships, interpersonal patterns and self views. I believe that each therapeutic relationship is unique and an opportunity to create a new way of relating to each other and ourselves.
I have trained in psychoanalysis at Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center and work together with clients to find how to use the space most effectively for them.
I work to help individuals communicate their emotional and lived experiences. Together we will work to explore the structures that are behind suffering and make meaning of relationships, interpersonal patterns and self views. I believe that each therapeutic relationship is unique and an opportunity to create a new way of relating to each other and ourselves.
(347) 650-3679 View (347) 650-3679
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Alex Lambert
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217  (Online Only)
I believe that supporting an individual’s emotional well-being is the primary force for positive growth. In therapy clients can safely explore thoughts and feelings in a way that creates space to see our patterns more clearly. I value the relationship and believe it is the foundation for the working through process to happiness and uncovering a sense of purpose and meaning in life. My understanding of therapy primarily draws from psychoanalytic perspectives but I also incorporate mindfulness and contemporary views on trauma in my work. Individuals might need different approaches and I do my best to meet you where you are at.
I believe that supporting an individual’s emotional well-being is the primary force for positive growth. In therapy clients can safely explore thoughts and feelings in a way that creates space to see our patterns more clearly. I value the relationship and believe it is the foundation for the working through process to happiness and uncovering a sense of purpose and meaning in life. My understanding of therapy primarily draws from psychoanalytic perspectives but I also incorporate mindfulness and contemporary views on trauma in my work. Individuals might need different approaches and I do my best to meet you where you are at.
(718) 412-1781 View (718) 412-1781
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Vaughan (Dini) Evanier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11218
I have been a licensed clinical psychotherapist since 1993. I've worked for Catholic Charities and the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services and started private practice in 2013. I emphasize psychodynamic psychotherapy (I studied at the Psychoanalytic Institute of California), but shape my approach to each individual client and his or her needs and goals. My work has centered on mature adults with mental, emotional or physical disorders, but I have treated clients of all ages and diagnoses. I develop an empathic connection with each client, bringing about a firm relationship and lasting change.
I have been a licensed clinical psychotherapist since 1993. I've worked for Catholic Charities and the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services and started private practice in 2013. I emphasize psychodynamic psychotherapy (I studied at the Psychoanalytic Institute of California), but shape my approach to each individual client and his or her needs and goals. My work has centered on mature adults with mental, emotional or physical disorders, but I have treated clients of all ages and diagnoses. I develop an empathic connection with each client, bringing about a firm relationship and lasting change.
(718) 557-9089 View (718) 557-9089
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Carly Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
I hold a 2 year certificate in Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (IPPP) and completed a 2 year certificate program in Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions (EDCAS), both from the William Alanson White Institute.
Whether you are struggling to adjust to changing circumstances, feeling stuck in your current life stage, or feeling alone and overwhelmed by your thoughts, I am here for you. I create a warm and trusting environment to help you better understand your emotions. Our sessions will be collaborative and non-judgmental, and will open up new avenues of self-exploration to enable you to examine your choices.
I hold a 2 year certificate in Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (IPPP) and completed a 2 year certificate program in Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions (EDCAS), both from the William Alanson White Institute.
Whether you are struggling to adjust to changing circumstances, feeling stuck in your current life stage, or feeling alone and overwhelmed by your thoughts, I am here for you. I create a warm and trusting environment to help you better understand your emotions. Our sessions will be collaborative and non-judgmental, and will open up new avenues of self-exploration to enable you to examine your choices.
(929) 374-2417 View (929) 374-2417
Elaine Lancia Hurst
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, LP
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Individuals, couples, and groups. Adults and adolescents.
Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Individuals, couples, and groups. Adults and adolescents.
(646) 600-8176 View (646) 600-8176
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Eleanor Ippolito
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11209
I strongly believe in tailoring treatment to the specific needs and goals of each patient or couple, and by combining psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, attachment-based, interpersonal, and trauma-focused interventions.
I am an experienced Mental Health Counselor with an international background in clinical psychology and research. I am deeply committed to provide help during difficult phases of a person's life journey. I specialize in working with adults navigating life transitions, anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship struggles, and bereavement. During my years of practice, I worked extensively with patients addressing recent and/or past traumatic experiences, especially within the framework of complex trauma. I am also experienced in working with couples and the specific challenges they encounter in each stage of their relationship.
I strongly believe in tailoring treatment to the specific needs and goals of each patient or couple, and by combining psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, attachment-based, interpersonal, and trauma-focused interventions.
I am an experienced Mental Health Counselor with an international background in clinical psychology and research. I am deeply committed to provide help during difficult phases of a person's life journey. I specialize in working with adults navigating life transitions, anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship struggles, and bereavement. During my years of practice, I worked extensively with patients addressing recent and/or past traumatic experiences, especially within the framework of complex trauma. I am also experienced in working with couples and the specific challenges they encounter in each stage of their relationship.
(646) 956-4553 View (646) 956-4553
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Jennifer Coonce
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I am a faculty member at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.
Experienced individual and couples therapist. Often times, people find that they experience unhappiness, anxiety, or repeated obstacles to getting what they want in relationships, work, or other areas of our lives. Through a cooperative, supportive relationship with the right therapist, you can learn how to cope with what the "universe" throws your way, and which of your own behaviors and conflicts are contributing to your unhappiness. By talking with someone you trust and feel comfortable with, I believe anyone can learn to know themselves better and to live more consciously and deliberately. I teach and practice psychoanalysis.
I am a faculty member at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.
Experienced individual and couples therapist. Often times, people find that they experience unhappiness, anxiety, or repeated obstacles to getting what they want in relationships, work, or other areas of our lives. Through a cooperative, supportive relationship with the right therapist, you can learn how to cope with what the "universe" throws your way, and which of your own behaviors and conflicts are contributing to your unhappiness. By talking with someone you trust and feel comfortable with, I believe anyone can learn to know themselves better and to live more consciously and deliberately. I teach and practice psychoanalysis.
(929) 203-5495 View (929) 203-5495
Photo of Vanessa Grimm, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Vanessa Grimm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
My work is informed by contemporary psychoanalytic theories and techniques because I believe these help facilitate a process that addresses the deepest levels of distress and has the most lasting benefits.
Life moves quickly, and therapy can help you to slow down and reflect on your experience in ways that open up new possibilities. In this process, even the most troubling symptoms contain important potential energy. As a therapist I work to strike a balance between creating space for reflection and participating actively in the process, including, when needed, telling you what I really think. But most of all, I have respect for the particular difficulties that you face and for the ways in which you have lived with them.
My work is informed by contemporary psychoanalytic theories and techniques because I believe these help facilitate a process that addresses the deepest levels of distress and has the most lasting benefits.
Life moves quickly, and therapy can help you to slow down and reflect on your experience in ways that open up new possibilities. In this process, even the most troubling symptoms contain important potential energy. As a therapist I work to strike a balance between creating space for reflection and participating actively in the process, including, when needed, telling you what I really think. But most of all, I have respect for the particular difficulties that you face and for the ways in which you have lived with them.
(646) 719-0874 View (646) 719-0874
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Tracy Sidesinger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11225
I am a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
Who you share your stories with matters. This is one of the reasons why choosing a therapist is so personal and important. There are many connections that shape your life. However, life doesn’t have to be dictated by previous experiences or fate. You have the capacity to make choices with the stories you're born into, and live these stories forward in new ways. The understanding that occurs in therapy creates the freedom to live meaningfully, especially when shared with a therapist who has broad experience and intuitive sensitivity to your concerns.
I am a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
Who you share your stories with matters. This is one of the reasons why choosing a therapist is so personal and important. There are many connections that shape your life. However, life doesn’t have to be dictated by previous experiences or fate. You have the capacity to make choices with the stories you're born into, and live these stories forward in new ways. The understanding that occurs in therapy creates the freedom to live meaningfully, especially when shared with a therapist who has broad experience and intuitive sensitivity to your concerns.
(516) 701-3324 View (516) 701-3324
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Jami Rothenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Waitlist for new clients
To further deepen the integrative work I do, I pursued advanced psychoanalytic training and in 2015 graduated from NYUs postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Beginning therapy, although challenging, can be a real opportunity to better understand yourself and your choices. and ultimately improve your overall quality of life. By exploring our feelings, thoughts, and repeating patterns more closely, one gains insight and can be more mindful and mobilized to change. I am a clinical psychologist who is dedicated to working with adults, both individuals and couples, and committed to better understanding and challenging that which is getting in the way of more meaningful relationships with yourself and others.
To further deepen the integrative work I do, I pursued advanced psychoanalytic training and in 2015 graduated from NYUs postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Beginning therapy, although challenging, can be a real opportunity to better understand yourself and your choices. and ultimately improve your overall quality of life. By exploring our feelings, thoughts, and repeating patterns more closely, one gains insight and can be more mindful and mobilized to change. I am a clinical psychologist who is dedicated to working with adults, both individuals and couples, and committed to better understanding and challenging that which is getting in the way of more meaningful relationships with yourself and others.
(646) 374-3620 View (646) 374-3620
Photo of Leonie Luxama,, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Leonie Luxama,
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
I utilize a Psychoanalytic-Psychodynamic approach, that can help you to gain insight and understand multiple layers of your thoughts, choices, feelings and behavioral patterns, so that you can begin to live a fulfilling life for yourself.
If you experience struggles with your relationships, have regrets in your life, wish you could start over, are going through a life's transition and feel anxious, angry, depressed, confused, stuck or even numb, let us together, try to explore and understand these feelings. I will meet you in your life's journey as a partner, to facilitate you in achieving emotional relief. Psychotherapy is a process, through which you can find a deeper meaning for your life, because it is never too late to change.
I utilize a Psychoanalytic-Psychodynamic approach, that can help you to gain insight and understand multiple layers of your thoughts, choices, feelings and behavioral patterns, so that you can begin to live a fulfilling life for yourself.
If you experience struggles with your relationships, have regrets in your life, wish you could start over, are going through a life's transition and feel anxious, angry, depressed, confused, stuck or even numb, let us together, try to explore and understand these feelings. I will meet you in your life's journey as a partner, to facilitate you in achieving emotional relief. Psychotherapy is a process, through which you can find a deeper meaning for your life, because it is never too late to change.
(347) 826-6394 View (347) 826-6394
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Rachel Magida
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11238
In addition to psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I do executive functioning coaching to help people organize their lives and achieve their goals.
For many people, the decision to seek therapy is made during a stressful time such as a breakup or life transition. Although painful at the moment, this difficult time can serve as a motivator, leading to lasting change and greater life satisfaction. I specialize in emerging adults, adolescents, and perinatal issues. I provide a safe, authentic, and non-judgmental space to help you work through stress and develop new coping strategies. In therapy we will explore your current and past relationships to promote insight and positive change. We will also focus on practical skills and cognitive/behavioral techniques to address symptoms.
In addition to psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I do executive functioning coaching to help people organize their lives and achieve their goals.
For many people, the decision to seek therapy is made during a stressful time such as a breakup or life transition. Although painful at the moment, this difficult time can serve as a motivator, leading to lasting change and greater life satisfaction. I specialize in emerging adults, adolescents, and perinatal issues. I provide a safe, authentic, and non-judgmental space to help you work through stress and develop new coping strategies. In therapy we will explore your current and past relationships to promote insight and positive change. We will also focus on practical skills and cognitive/behavioral techniques to address symptoms.
(347) 868-6101 View (347) 868-6101
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Fem Erkaya
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I believe that every person's story is unique and I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, healing from past experiences, or simply seeking to enhance your well-being, I'm here to guide you. Through a blend of psychoanalytic "talk therapy" and insights from other therapeutic approaches, we'll explore the root causes of your difficulties and develop healthier coping mechanisms. Together, we'll uncover your inner strength and resilience, empowering you to overcome obstacles and create lasting change.
I believe that every person's story is unique and I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, healing from past experiences, or simply seeking to enhance your well-being, I'm here to guide you. Through a blend of psychoanalytic "talk therapy" and insights from other therapeutic approaches, we'll explore the root causes of your difficulties and develop healthier coping mechanisms. Together, we'll uncover your inner strength and resilience, empowering you to overcome obstacles and create lasting change.
(646) 832-4158 View (646) 832-4158
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Neelam Al-Angurli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I utilize an eclectic approach including Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused Therapy (attachment theory), Mindfulness Parenting, DBT and Psychoanalytic methods.
I have been practicing for over 28 years as a couples, family and individual therapist, for children, adolescents and adults. My areas of specialty include relationships, how to manage conflicts, parenting teens, how to maintain intimacy and co-parent effectively, including the difficulties of dating, infidelity, divorce, sex and finances. Individual problems include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, history of trauma, infertility, and other personal issues. Early career work supervising therapists in a court based crisis unit led me to many decades of work with NYC teens and their families.
I utilize an eclectic approach including Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused Therapy (attachment theory), Mindfulness Parenting, DBT and Psychoanalytic methods.
I have been practicing for over 28 years as a couples, family and individual therapist, for children, adolescents and adults. My areas of specialty include relationships, how to manage conflicts, parenting teens, how to maintain intimacy and co-parent effectively, including the difficulties of dating, infidelity, divorce, sex and finances. Individual problems include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, history of trauma, infertility, and other personal issues. Early career work supervising therapists in a court based crisis unit led me to many decades of work with NYC teens and their families.
(917) 909-4885 View (917) 909-4885
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Samia Shafi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242
I draw on various strategies (EMDR, relational, CBT, psychoanalytic, narrative) and tailor my approach to the needs and goals of my clients--what is effective and helpful.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and EMDR-trained therapist accepting individuals and families for therapy. I strive to create a space where people feel comfortable expressing themselves honestly and it’s possible to better understand, navigate, and heal from challenging experiences over time. It's important to me to acknowledge the impact of socioeconomic and historical conditions on people’s lives. I am particularly committed to supporting people of color and others from marginalized communities to overcome trauma and hardships, and to experience more joy, love, and fulfillment in their lives.
I draw on various strategies (EMDR, relational, CBT, psychoanalytic, narrative) and tailor my approach to the needs and goals of my clients--what is effective and helpful.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and EMDR-trained therapist accepting individuals and families for therapy. I strive to create a space where people feel comfortable expressing themselves honestly and it’s possible to better understand, navigate, and heal from challenging experiences over time. It's important to me to acknowledge the impact of socioeconomic and historical conditions on people’s lives. I am particularly committed to supporting people of color and others from marginalized communities to overcome trauma and hardships, and to experience more joy, love, and fulfillment in their lives.
(878) 203-1190 View (878) 203-1190
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Courtney Ann Bouchard
LCAT-LP, MPS
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Through creative expression and psychoanalytic psychotherapy my clients have experienced increased hope for the future, a more positive mindset, decreased anxiety and stress, identity affirmation, behavior regulation and improved self-esteem.
I believe that we never lose our creative spark, and that with the right tools, it can be accessed and implemented as a healing force. With creative expression, we can imagine real life scenarios through multiple lenses, and look into the past and the future through different perspectives. No matter your age, art-making can be used to make sense of our emotional landscape, foster self-compassion and organize our thoughts, which can get jumbled in the hustle and bustle of life. I utilize an integrative approach that marries both Art Therapy and traditional psychotherapy. No experience using art materials is needed!
Through creative expression and psychoanalytic psychotherapy my clients have experienced increased hope for the future, a more positive mindset, decreased anxiety and stress, identity affirmation, behavior regulation and improved self-esteem.
I believe that we never lose our creative spark, and that with the right tools, it can be accessed and implemented as a healing force. With creative expression, we can imagine real life scenarios through multiple lenses, and look into the past and the future through different perspectives. No matter your age, art-making can be used to make sense of our emotional landscape, foster self-compassion and organize our thoughts, which can get jumbled in the hustle and bustle of life. I utilize an integrative approach that marries both Art Therapy and traditional psychotherapy. No experience using art materials is needed!
(718) 785-8267 View (718) 785-8267
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Tashanee Edwards
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tashanee utilizes an eclectic approach in treatment, her style adapts to the unique needs of each client, depending on their problems, goals, and expectations. She brings thoughtfulness, compassion, and humor to her approaches which has tremendous influence on the therapeutic relationship and effectiveness of treatment. She believes that treatment should be autonomous and collaborative, incorporating their core values and beliefs to achieve clients' personal goals. Tashanee's areas of specialization include person-centered, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoanalytic, and Adlerian approaches.
Tashanee utilizes an eclectic approach in treatment, her style adapts to the unique needs of each client, depending on their problems, goals, and expectations. She brings thoughtfulness, compassion, and humor to her approaches which has tremendous influence on the therapeutic relationship and effectiveness of treatment. She believes that treatment should be autonomous and collaborative, incorporating their core values and beliefs to achieve clients' personal goals. Tashanee's areas of specialization include person-centered, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoanalytic, and Adlerian approaches.
(347) 970-7739 View (347) 970-7739

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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.