Psychoanalytic Therapists in New York, NY

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Amanda Lenox
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCPsyA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
My advanced training is deeply rooted in the principles of various psychoanalytic approaches, with a particular emphasis on modern psychoanalysis.
Over the past century, the landscape of psychoanalysis has undergone profound transformations. Since the era of Freud, the field has embraced innovation, birthing a myriad of analytic approaches that refine and expand upon classical psychoanalytic principles. Among these, modern psychoanalysis stands out as a pivotal evolution, offering a gentler, more adaptable approach to understanding and treating the complexities of the human psyche.
My advanced training is deeply rooted in the principles of various psychoanalytic approaches, with a particular emphasis on modern psychoanalysis.
Over the past century, the landscape of psychoanalysis has undergone profound transformations. Since the era of Freud, the field has embraced innovation, birthing a myriad of analytic approaches that refine and expand upon classical psychoanalytic principles. Among these, modern psychoanalysis stands out as a pivotal evolution, offering a gentler, more adaptable approach to understanding and treating the complexities of the human psyche.
(332) 239-2182 View (332) 239-2182
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Eric J. Dammann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
in clinical psychology from Michigan State University, and completed psychoanalytic training at the William Alanson White Institute.
I have trained in a number of therapy modalities (interpersonal psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, coaching), and use an eclectic and flexible approach which takes into account the particular client and their goals. I am the co-director of the Artist Program at the William Alanson White Institute, where I also serve as director of referrals for their Sexual Abuse Service. Other areas of specialization are financial therapy and executive coaching and leadership development. I do consulting work with financial firms and planners, as well as executives and other professionals going through career transitions, or looking to improve their work performance.
in clinical psychology from Michigan State University, and completed psychoanalytic training at the William Alanson White Institute.
I have trained in a number of therapy modalities (interpersonal psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, coaching), and use an eclectic and flexible approach which takes into account the particular client and their goals. I am the co-director of the Artist Program at the William Alanson White Institute, where I also serve as director of referrals for their Sexual Abuse Service. Other areas of specialization are financial therapy and executive coaching and leadership development. I do consulting work with financial firms and planners, as well as executives and other professionals going through career transitions, or looking to improve their work performance.
(212) 223-8085 View (212) 223-8085
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Rochelle Guttman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10036
I am certified in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy from The National Institute for Psychotherapies.
Are you struggling with interpersonal relationships and in your professional life? Do you find yourself repeating past patterns and behaviors that contribute to feelings of low self esteem? I can help you. Together we will explore what gets in the way of your leading a more authentic and meaningful life. My approach is interactive and collaborative. I view each person as a unique individual with his/her own innate strengths and a potential for self-actualization and therapy is tailored accordingly.
I am certified in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy from The National Institute for Psychotherapies.
Are you struggling with interpersonal relationships and in your professional life? Do you find yourself repeating past patterns and behaviors that contribute to feelings of low self esteem? I can help you. Together we will explore what gets in the way of your leading a more authentic and meaningful life. My approach is interactive and collaborative. I view each person as a unique individual with his/her own innate strengths and a potential for self-actualization and therapy is tailored accordingly.
(718) 673-2596 View (718) 673-2596
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Anna Fishzon
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, LP, FIPA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
Psychoanalytic therapy is a mode of intensive listening that provides you with a protected space to say anything that comes to mind; it is a chance to explore thoughts and feelings that you previously have not been able to articulate to yourself and to others. Psychoanalysis is a unique, extraordinary relationship that facilitates the emergence of novel and surprising ways of seeing and thinking. Inhibitions and destructive conflicts in areas of creative pursuit, career, relationships, and sex dissipate, leading to new possibilities and experiences, and the alleviation of anxiety and suffering.
Psychoanalytic therapy is a mode of intensive listening that provides you with a protected space to say anything that comes to mind; it is a chance to explore thoughts and feelings that you previously have not been able to articulate to yourself and to others. Psychoanalysis is a unique, extraordinary relationship that facilitates the emergence of novel and surprising ways of seeing and thinking. Inhibitions and destructive conflicts in areas of creative pursuit, career, relationships, and sex dissipate, leading to new possibilities and experiences, and the alleviation of anxiety and suffering.
(646) 430-8693 View (646) 430-8693
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Orna Ophir
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10012
Most of our psychological pain and misery, our inhibitions and limitations in achieving a satisfying life, are the result of primitive anxieties that we carry within ourselves since the very time we were, indeed, really helpless. The psychoanalytic encounter allows one to become wiser and assume more responsibility towards oneself and toward others one lives with, cares for or simply meets in everyday life. It is a method that concentrates on the "Here and Now" and tries to free the mind from old -- and, usually, no longer all that helpful -- ways that we use to defend ourselves from pain.
Most of our psychological pain and misery, our inhibitions and limitations in achieving a satisfying life, are the result of primitive anxieties that we carry within ourselves since the very time we were, indeed, really helpless. The psychoanalytic encounter allows one to become wiser and assume more responsibility towards oneself and toward others one lives with, cares for or simply meets in everyday life. It is a method that concentrates on the "Here and Now" and tries to free the mind from old -- and, usually, no longer all that helpful -- ways that we use to defend ourselves from pain.
(443) 393-2828 View (443) 393-2828
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Gillian S Wilson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research and have worked in a variety of psychoanalytic, hospital, university, and private settings.
As a clinical psychologist, I take a psychodynamic and relational approach, integrated with evidence-based practices, to work empathically and collaboratively with adults. Together, we will engage in an exploration of your past and present experiences with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, giving you greater insight and control of your emotions, internal conflicts, and behavior. We will work to identify and shift patterns that have stood in the way of your goals and relationships.
I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research and have worked in a variety of psychoanalytic, hospital, university, and private settings.
As a clinical psychologist, I take a psychodynamic and relational approach, integrated with evidence-based practices, to work empathically and collaboratively with adults. Together, we will engage in an exploration of your past and present experiences with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, giving you greater insight and control of your emotions, internal conflicts, and behavior. We will work to identify and shift patterns that have stood in the way of your goals and relationships.
(718) 866-3730 View (718) 866-3730
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Kirsten Lentz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
New York, NY 10012
My approach is psychoanalytic, but also is highly individualized.
Psychotherapy alleviates suffering and expands your capacity to live a fulfilling life. It helps you to build stronger relationships, find satisfaction in work, be more creative, and achieve your goals - whatever they may be. Good psychotherapy works through collaboration; we work together to understand your experiences, memories and relationships in order to create openings for change. My practice is diverse across race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and age. I believe that therapists must be sensitive to social issues and must bring into treatment an understanding of the suffering and trauma caused by marginalization.
My approach is psychoanalytic, but also is highly individualized.
Psychotherapy alleviates suffering and expands your capacity to live a fulfilling life. It helps you to build stronger relationships, find satisfaction in work, be more creative, and achieve your goals - whatever they may be. Good psychotherapy works through collaboration; we work together to understand your experiences, memories and relationships in order to create openings for change. My practice is diverse across race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and age. I believe that therapists must be sensitive to social issues and must bring into treatment an understanding of the suffering and trauma caused by marginalization.
(646) 600-5250 View (646) 600-5250
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Emine Tahiraj
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10012
I have trained at MITPP (Metropolitan Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) and worked at MCMH (Metropolitan Clinic for Mental Health) with adults of all ages.
The road to self discovery and healing starts with a brave step forward. I facilitate a safe space where you can address any challenges and gain awareness into past patterns that may be affecting your present. You’ll explore ways fear or internal conflicts interfere with your life goals, relationships, and overall quality of life. Through this process, you’ll be able to recognize triggers and work towards breaking unhealthy cycles.
I have trained at MITPP (Metropolitan Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) and worked at MCMH (Metropolitan Clinic for Mental Health) with adults of all ages.
The road to self discovery and healing starts with a brave step forward. I facilitate a safe space where you can address any challenges and gain awareness into past patterns that may be affecting your present. You’ll explore ways fear or internal conflicts interfere with your life goals, relationships, and overall quality of life. Through this process, you’ll be able to recognize triggers and work towards breaking unhealthy cycles.
(332) 239-1444 View (332) 239-1444
Affordable Psychotherapy Center of NYC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU, VIA TELETHERAPY, DURING THE CRISIS. These are challenging times. The loneliness of social isolation, the disruption to normal routines, widespread illness, job and financial insecurity, and the strain on intimate relationships all take an emotional toll. It can be hard to bear, and even harder to sort out. Now more than ever, people find that talking to a trained professional helps. The Consultation and Referral Service of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies is offering affordable teletherapy during the crisis.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU, VIA TELETHERAPY, DURING THE CRISIS. These are challenging times. The loneliness of social isolation, the disruption to normal routines, widespread illness, job and financial insecurity, and the strain on intimate relationships all take an emotional toll. It can be hard to bear, and even harder to sort out. Now more than ever, people find that talking to a trained professional helps. The Consultation and Referral Service of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies is offering affordable teletherapy during the crisis.
(646) 583-2962 View (646) 583-2962
Fall Willeboordse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
In addition to my graduate degree from NYU, I have advanced training as a psychoanalyst and am a graduate of the psychoanalytic institute, PPSC.
As a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst I work with adults, young adults and adolescents around issues of depression, anxiety, loss and trauma. My practice includes those who are at the edge of major life changes and those who feel themselves outside the norm. I work with survivors and children of survivors of trauma, whether inter-familial or war-related, as well as those who find themselves living in multiple worlds (cultural, socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, religious, etc.). Areas of focus include adoption, immigration, and identity.
In addition to my graduate degree from NYU, I have advanced training as a psychoanalyst and am a graduate of the psychoanalytic institute, PPSC.
As a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst I work with adults, young adults and adolescents around issues of depression, anxiety, loss and trauma. My practice includes those who are at the edge of major life changes and those who feel themselves outside the norm. I work with survivors and children of survivors of trauma, whether inter-familial or war-related, as well as those who find themselves living in multiple worlds (cultural, socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, religious, etc.). Areas of focus include adoption, immigration, and identity.
(646) 600-5258 View (646) 600-5258
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Joseph Ege
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-NY, LCSW-IL, CASAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
I use a flexible yet practical counseling style that includes evidence-based methods, including CBT and DBT, through a psychoanalytic lens, that will be based on your needs and preference.
Sometimes we feel weighed down with difficulty making changes. Anxiety or depression can block us from moving towards our goals. Navigating relationships can be complicated and feel overwhelming. History of trauma can effect our present lives. In these times, we need a supportive, objective person to help us find our way. Let's work together to develop a plan that fits your needs and values and can ease some of the tensions.
I use a flexible yet practical counseling style that includes evidence-based methods, including CBT and DBT, through a psychoanalytic lens, that will be based on your needs and preference.
Sometimes we feel weighed down with difficulty making changes. Anxiety or depression can block us from moving towards our goals. Navigating relationships can be complicated and feel overwhelming. History of trauma can effect our present lives. In these times, we need a supportive, objective person to help us find our way. Let's work together to develop a plan that fits your needs and values and can ease some of the tensions.
(516) 701-3180 View (516) 701-3180
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Rachel Behrend Small
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10018
My perspective is grounded in the relational psychoanalytic tradition—I work collaboratively in the here-and-now of the therapeutic relationship in order to explore psychological dynamics and build interpersonal resilience.
Hello! I am a postdoctoral psychologist working with adults and older adolescents who are seeking relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, compulsive thoughts and behaviors, or a sense of being disconnected from themselves or their bodies. They may wish to work through confusion about aspects of their identity, untangle from self-defeating interpersonal patterns, or heal from traumas ranging from physical and sexual abuse to invasive medical procedures. I have a special interest in women’s sexual health and wellness and can work with those interested in exploring this vital dimension of living.
My perspective is grounded in the relational psychoanalytic tradition—I work collaboratively in the here-and-now of the therapeutic relationship in order to explore psychological dynamics and build interpersonal resilience.
Hello! I am a postdoctoral psychologist working with adults and older adolescents who are seeking relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, compulsive thoughts and behaviors, or a sense of being disconnected from themselves or their bodies. They may wish to work through confusion about aspects of their identity, untangle from self-defeating interpersonal patterns, or heal from traumas ranging from physical and sexual abuse to invasive medical procedures. I have a special interest in women’s sexual health and wellness and can work with those interested in exploring this vital dimension of living.
(929) 203-5368 View (929) 203-5368
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Morty Rosenbaum
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017
Waitlist for new clients
As a psychoanalytic therapist with specialized training in personality disorders and both group and individual work, I will be a warm, active, and human partner to you in our work.
For most of us, the struggles and symptoms that bring us to therapy – anxiety, depression, patterns that keep us unfulfilled in our relationships, at work, and at home – are there for good reason. As painful as these symptoms can be, they’re often protecting us, in their overzealous and maddening way, from quieter questions or conflicts that are tucked just behind them. At its best, therapy heals not by targeting the symptom but listening to it. The result is often not only recovery from symptoms, but a deeper sense of freedom and sturdiness in oneself, and a greater capacity to connect with others.
As a psychoanalytic therapist with specialized training in personality disorders and both group and individual work, I will be a warm, active, and human partner to you in our work.
For most of us, the struggles and symptoms that bring us to therapy – anxiety, depression, patterns that keep us unfulfilled in our relationships, at work, and at home – are there for good reason. As painful as these symptoms can be, they’re often protecting us, in their overzealous and maddening way, from quieter questions or conflicts that are tucked just behind them. At its best, therapy heals not by targeting the symptom but listening to it. The result is often not only recovery from symptoms, but a deeper sense of freedom and sturdiness in oneself, and a greater capacity to connect with others.
(917) 999-0808 View (917) 999-0808
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Barbara Mautner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NCPsyA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022
My psychoanalytic training lets me find patterns in your thinking that undermine your goals.
Change, either planned or unexpected, is the most anxiety provoking factor in our lives - and the most constant! You need the skills to confront change, to stay calm and self-confident, to analyze and take effective action. Unconscious mental habits - distrust of others, self doubt - can interfere with this process. I will work with you to identify and CHANGE those bad habits. I work in a multi-faceted approach through psychoanalytic exploration of key life experiences and a systematic program of change through cognitive-behavioral techniques, relaxation, and meditation. It works!
My psychoanalytic training lets me find patterns in your thinking that undermine your goals.
Change, either planned or unexpected, is the most anxiety provoking factor in our lives - and the most constant! You need the skills to confront change, to stay calm and self-confident, to analyze and take effective action. Unconscious mental habits - distrust of others, self doubt - can interfere with this process. I will work with you to identify and CHANGE those bad habits. I work in a multi-faceted approach through psychoanalytic exploration of key life experiences and a systematic program of change through cognitive-behavioral techniques, relaxation, and meditation. It works!
(646) 351-1764 View (646) 351-1764
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Heather A Genovese
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MS, LP, LCAT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
I treat a variety of issues from a psychoanalytic perspective.
Maybe you're reading this because you're depressed, anxious or struggling with relationships. Maybe you can't explain your pain? You may be experiencing common problems that lead people towards therapy. Many people feel skeptical when it comes to seeking therapy and wonder if it can help. Therapy, at its best, is tailored to your specific needs so you can find a path to a more content and fulfilled life. Whether you know exactly what you would like to work on or you just have a vague feeling that things are not ok, therapy can help.
I treat a variety of issues from a psychoanalytic perspective.
Maybe you're reading this because you're depressed, anxious or struggling with relationships. Maybe you can't explain your pain? You may be experiencing common problems that lead people towards therapy. Many people feel skeptical when it comes to seeking therapy and wonder if it can help. Therapy, at its best, is tailored to your specific needs so you can find a path to a more content and fulfilled life. Whether you know exactly what you would like to work on or you just have a vague feeling that things are not ok, therapy can help.
(347) 334-6190 View (347) 334-6190
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Tucker Ranson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
A former president of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society, he is currently a supervisor for the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance and is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Tucker Ranson has maintained a private practice for twenty-five years, working with couples and individuals. Tucker is a graduate of Bellevue’s ongoing seminar in Family Therapy, as well as a graduate of NYU School of Social Work’s Seminar on Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abusers. He received his psychoanalytic and psychotherapy training at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
A former president of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society, he is currently a supervisor for the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance and is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Tucker Ranson has maintained a private practice for twenty-five years, working with couples and individuals. Tucker is a graduate of Bellevue’s ongoing seminar in Family Therapy, as well as a graduate of NYU School of Social Work’s Seminar on Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abusers. He received his psychoanalytic and psychotherapy training at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
(212) 979-8433 View (212) 979-8433
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Nicholas Anthony Eppert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10036
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy asks that each person speak about these issues and about their fantasies and dreams.
Everyone has their own unique and idiosyncratic means of getting in their own way whether or not they are aware of it. Unfortunately, we are also attached to these ways of hindering ourselves. This is perhaps at the source of most experiences of suffering and can manifest in various symptoms such as anxiety, depression, anger, inhibitions and relationship or sexual issues.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy asks that each person speak about these issues and about their fantasies and dreams.
Everyone has their own unique and idiosyncratic means of getting in their own way whether or not they are aware of it. Unfortunately, we are also attached to these ways of hindering ourselves. This is perhaps at the source of most experiences of suffering and can manifest in various symptoms such as anxiety, depression, anger, inhibitions and relationship or sexual issues.
(347) 652-2553 View (347) 652-2553
Kim Bernstein
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, LP, NCPsyA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10012
I use a contemporary psychoanalytic approach to address a variety of issues by engaging with and honoring each person's unique history, internal experience, and personal and cultural circumstances. I work with people from many different backgrounds who find themselves struggling in their lives: those who feel stuck or stalled in approaching a crossroads, those who can't get past what has happened or are going through something too big to bear alone, those who know where they want to be but can't seem to get there, and those too anxious or depressed even to look ahead.
I use a contemporary psychoanalytic approach to address a variety of issues by engaging with and honoring each person's unique history, internal experience, and personal and cultural circumstances. I work with people from many different backgrounds who find themselves struggling in their lives: those who feel stuck or stalled in approaching a crossroads, those who can't get past what has happened or are going through something too big to bear alone, those who know where they want to be but can't seem to get there, and those too anxious or depressed even to look ahead.
(917) 746-8586 View (917) 746-8586
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Susan Gill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
Faculty, Supervisor, Training Analyst: Postgraduate Center, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center.
Do you want to improve your relationships? Do you feel overly anxious at times or "blue" and don't understand where such feelings are coming from? Perhaps I can help you. Over the last twenty-five years I have worked with many individuals with stressful marital and interpersonal issues. Getting a better grasp of the conflicts and feelings you are experiencing can help you create better coping skills and feel more in control of your life. With a Ph.D. in art history, I have a special interest in working with artists, writers, entrepreneurs and other creative individuals.
Faculty, Supervisor, Training Analyst: Postgraduate Center, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center.
Do you want to improve your relationships? Do you feel overly anxious at times or "blue" and don't understand where such feelings are coming from? Perhaps I can help you. Over the last twenty-five years I have worked with many individuals with stressful marital and interpersonal issues. Getting a better grasp of the conflicts and feelings you are experiencing can help you create better coping skills and feel more in control of your life. With a Ph.D. in art history, I have a special interest in working with artists, writers, entrepreneurs and other creative individuals.
(646) 351-1992 View (646) 351-1992
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Margaret Summer
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
My work is guided by the principals of Intersubjective Self Psychology, a psychoanalytic framework that focuses on the centrality of empathy in the therapeutic relationship.
Therapy is a meaningful way to face our biggest fears and challenges. It is a process that nurtures self-understanding and acceptance so that we can grow and adapt to our circumstances. I am a licensed psychoanalyst who provides therapy to adults, adolescents, couples and groups. I provide a confidential, open, warm and playful space for you to gain self-understanding and face the obstacles that are holding you back.
My work is guided by the principals of Intersubjective Self Psychology, a psychoanalytic framework that focuses on the centrality of empathy in the therapeutic relationship.
Therapy is a meaningful way to face our biggest fears and challenges. It is a process that nurtures self-understanding and acceptance so that we can grow and adapt to our circumstances. I am a licensed psychoanalyst who provides therapy to adults, adolescents, couples and groups. I provide a confidential, open, warm and playful space for you to gain self-understanding and face the obstacles that are holding you back.
(551) 999-6410 View (551) 999-6410
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.